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5 Fitness Tips To Stay Motivated This Fall + Fun Giveaway 

If it’s important you will make the time. That’s what I told myself when I signed up for my gym membership. Fast forward to a year later when I realized although it’s important I have a million other things that seem to pull me in different directions. So this morning, I celebrated the fact that I ran 3 miles and lived to talk about it. Hence these five fitness tips to stay motivated this fall.

Fitness Tips To Stay Motivated This Fall

Huge thanks to c9 Champion for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% mine. 

If you’ve been here long enough then you know I have a love-hate relationship with my scale. With summer in our rearview mirror, it’s becoming increasingly harder to stay committed to my fitness regime. I go through waves, some months I’m super committed, going to the gym as much as 5 times a week, then other times I barely make it to 1 class.

I always have an excuse though, for instance, one time I signed up as a coach for my daughter’s soccer team before then I was a team parent for cheerleading. Every year I always try to do something to stay active. However, one thing has stayed consistent, my fashionable style. Although I might not enjoy working out, I actually love picking out my workout clothes. If my outfits are cute, it could be the motivation I need to get out and get moving. Laugh all you want but it works for me and I bet I am not alone in this.

Fitness Tips To Stay Motivated This Fall Take this C9® Champion Embrace Run Tights and Tech Fleece Full Zip Jacket I got from Target. The style is super flattering and fun which has made working out exciting. I especially love the iridescent graphic design on the leggings. It’s trendy, breathable and uber comfortable. The first day I wore them, I received lots of compliments. First at the car line when I dropped the kids off at school and also while at the gym. It’s the little detail, like the hidden pocket in the back of the tights. I like to store my key or money in there. The fuzzy inside of the fleece adds warmth. Because I feel good in my workout clothes I’m inclined to hit the gym or walk that extra 2 miles while the kids are at swimming lessons.

5 Fitness Tips To Stay Motivated This Fall

Fitness Tips To Stay Motivated This Fall


  1. Remember your why? We all have different reasons for working out. For me, it’s to stay healthy and so I can live long enough to enjoy my family. I would like to see my kids graduate college, get married, and have babies.  I will like to do all these with a sound body and mind. That’s why I make the extra effort to work out. I don’t like it and I often go kicking and screaming but I go.
  2. Build in a reward system. I have learned that having a reward system set up has helped me stay motivated. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate, it could be as simple as getting new workout clothes to splurging on sneakers. With that said, consider creating a reward system, it could be based on gym hours logged, pounds lost or whatever you see fit.
  3. Stay positive. If you get of course don’t beat yourself up. Acknowledge it, and keep it moving. Most importantly,  stay positive. Life happens, we get busy and often get distracted, nothing to beat yourself up for, so as long as you get back on track.
  4. Switch thing up. I bet you’ve heard this saying, variety is the spice of life. It applies to your workout as well. Maybe you’re not motivated because you are tired of running on the treadmill all the time, try the elliptical machine or the Stairmaster or sign up for a free yoga class. I highly suggest Bikram yoga, there is something about being in the heat that makes me feel as if the lbs are melting away.
  5. Make yourself accountable. By logging my routines online, I can measure my progress and keep track of what I am doing. This keeps me motivated because I can see when my friends put in their miles which sometimes gives me the extra boost I need to get moving.

That’s it, my fitness tips to stay motivated this fall. It seems to be working for me, and I hope you have as much success with it as I have.

Okay, I am giving away a $50 Target gift card, so you can use it to get yourself some new fitness gear.

GIVEAWAY: C9 Champion® Fall into Fitness Giveaway

  • Win the new C9 Champion® Embrace Run Tight, XS-2XL, $34.99
  • $50 Target Gift Card

C9 Champion® Fall into Fitness Giveaway

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Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



  1. Lisa Brown

    October 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I think the workout apparel looks nice: modern, looks comfortable, great design.

  2. Natalie

    October 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I love the design on the leggings and the fleece looks super warm and comfy! I would love to run outside in this outfit.

  3. Julie Wood

    October 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I like them so much and I want to get the tights for my running. They look terrific!

  4. Jessica To

    October 25, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I like the look of them and they look comfortable which is a huge plus.

  5. Elena

    October 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I like the style of these clothes

  6. Mita

    October 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I like the fleece and leggings, they look comfortable.

  7. Will G

    October 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I think they look trendy.

  8. Rosie

    October 25, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This is what I like to wear, a hoodie and leggings or tights, the top is nice, too. I love these, and I want to get them, I’ll look for a sale at Target – they have good sales. This line is awesome!

  9. Steve Weber

    October 25, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I think they look comfy and cozy and trendy at once.

  10. heather

    October 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I am so loving the colors of their collection and I want some of those work out pants.

  11. Rachel

    October 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I think it looks like really nice attire. Both cute and comfortable.

  12. Tim

    October 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    My wife doesn’t really like skin tight clothing, but these look like they are not revealing.

  13. Sara Zielinski

    October 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I think this workout apparel would be really useful when working out.

  14. Dana Rodriguez

    October 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I love them! I also like their sports bras.

  15. Janet W.

    October 25, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I really love those clothing items! They look really comfortable to wear while exercising! I love the colors, too!

  16. shelly peterson

    October 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I love them, I would really love a one of the jackets.

  17. Tamra H

    October 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    They look really comfortable and form fitting for optimal workouts!

  18. Lauren

    October 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    These would be perfect for working out in cooler weather.

  19. Kristie F

    October 25, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I think they look stylish! They are good quality at affordable prices!

  20. Velder Dixon

    October 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Perfect for the weather and very stylish

  21. Cheryl B

    October 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

    I love that it would be perfect for the cooler temperatures.

  22. Tee Anderson

    October 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I like the color and styles. These clothing would be perfect for me to wear when I exercise.

  23. Noelle Carroll

    October 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I think the clothes look so good, I really like how modern and chic they look but are totally functional for working out. Who says you can’t look good while you’re working out?! Not Champion, thats for sure!

  24. Latanya

    October 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I like the style of the clothing and the cost is reasonable

  25. Elle

    October 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I think the outfit looks really nice – perfect for exercise but feminine touches.

  26. Tiffany Banks

    October 26, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    it looks very comfortable and the design is awesome

  27. Nicole Zerbini

    October 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I think they look super comfortable, easy to move around in, and stylish!

  28. Kenny

    October 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

    they look comfortable

  29. Kenia P

    October 27, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I think they are good quality and I love the prints and colors!

  30. Jeanna

    October 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I really like C9’s line of clothes! They are fashionable!

  31. Chrissy

    October 27, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I love their new line! Honestly though I love Champion’s clothing already so they pretty much can’t go wrong with me!

  32. amy stonger

    October 28, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I’m loving their new workout gear! The designs are awesome.

  33. Ken C

    October 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I think my wife would love the embrace tights and the jacket. Fingers crossed.

  34. Kristen

    October 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    They look cute and comfortable.

  35. meredith

    October 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    What a cute new line! I really love C9 brand at target

  36. Jillian Too

    October 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I love the colors and the fit.

  37. Manda Shank

    October 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I lovery the pants

  38. darla

    October 28, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I’m on an iphone and when I click “continue reading” the pin is so close the post is opening up in Pinterest instead.

  39. Stefanie G

    October 28, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I like them! I especially love the tights!

  40. Laurajj

    October 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Oh I love it! The colors are so cute for fall, and they look so comfortable and warm!

  41. Erika W.

    October 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I want all of it! So cute!!

  42. shelly

    October 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I love them! Cute colors and look comfy

  43. Keri Justice

    October 29, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I think they that looks stylish and comfortable and I need some ASAP.

  44. laura bernard

    October 29, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I love it!

  45. Rachel Travis

    October 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    It’s cute! Hard to give an opinion without trying it on, but if I saw it in store, I would be attracted enough to try them on!

  46. Bridgett Wilbur

    October 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love them and there sports bras are awesome.

  47. Susan Smith

    October 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I like the look of them and they look comfortable too.

  48. Ashley C

    October 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I love the comfort and warmth this provides now that it’s getting colder.


  49. sarah s

    October 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Blue is one of my favorite colors so I love the pop of blue and I really like the thumb holes in the jacket, I’ve always wanted to try one with them.

  50. Linda

    October 31, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I really love the C9 line!

  51. Joan Kubes

    October 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I like the C9 Champion® Fall Embrace Run Tights, Sports Bra and Fleece Jacket, they look super comfortable and I love the colors.

  52. Sarah Hayes

    November 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I think they look wonderful. Id love to try them

  53. pu ye

    November 2, 2017 at 4:30 am

    I love the design on the leggings and the fleece looks super warm and comfy! I would love to run outside in this outfit.

  54. Sarah Dolwick

    November 2, 2017 at 11:09 am

    The workout gear looks adorable and comfortable! Thank you!

  55. Beth R

    November 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Not only do they look super comfortable and warm, but I love how trendy the designs are as well.

  56. Sara Cunningham

    November 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I think they are all cute.

  57. Susan Christy

    November 2, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    They look comfortable. I love all of my Champion workout wear.

  58. Tara L

    November 3, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I like how comfortable the bras look. Always need comfort when wearing them or it’s not worth buying.

  59. Julie Terry

    November 3, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I love them they look great and very comfortable.

  60. Tracy Robertson

    November 3, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I love the style and the gorgeous color of the jacket! I’m not sure the pants would be comfortable being snug with that much polyester though. I prefer cotton, but I would try them on at Target and see how they feel.

  61. Tabathia B

    November 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I like that it is form fitting and stylish in design

  62. ShootingStarsMag

    November 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    They look comfortable and I love that they have a wide range in sizes.


  63. Angelica Dimeo

    November 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I think they are perfect for winter

  64. Randi

    November 4, 2017 at 12:39 am

    I love how comfy they look!

  65. Cindy

    November 4, 2017 at 4:00 am

    I like that they have Duo Dry+™ technology wicks moisture and dries fast.

  66. Klydra Pugh

    November 4, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I really like the look of them. I have a been a fan of C9 for years.
    Thanks for the chance.

  67. Kelly Kimmell

    November 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

    They look stylish and comfortable to wear!

  68. Sarah

    November 4, 2017 at 10:17 am

    They look super cute and comfy! Love that they are fast drying too!


    November 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

    my wife has been wanting a new workout outfit she would love this

  70. Kelly D

    November 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I like that these look comfortable, but they fit well which is important while working out.

  71. Angela Williams

    November 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I love all the items especially the warm hoodies in a wide range of options.

  72. Mary Cloud

    November 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I like them. I love the colors and they look like they’d be comfortable.

  73. Allie

    November 5, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I love the look of them. I just got a pair of embrace tights and love them.

  74. Megan C

    November 5, 2017 at 7:46 am

    They look comfortable and I love the bright color jacket.

  75. Katerina

    November 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    They look nice and comfortable. I like the patterns!

  76. Kim Henrichs

    November 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve seen this line at Target it looks super comfy and wearable.

  77. Allison Swain

    November 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    The Run tights.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. Jessica Whitehouse

    November 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I have a couple of the Champion sports bras. They are comfortable and light weight, as well as moisture wicking.

  79. Kimmy Ripley

    November 7, 2017 at 9:07 am

    C9® Champion Embrace Run Tights for me! I love getting my steps in daily and these look cozy!

  80. Heather Dawn

    November 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I like that they are comfortable and stylish!

  81. Stephanie Grant

    November 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I’m in love with this new C9 fall fashion. I have picked up a few pieces at Target since I’ve really gotten serious about getting back in shape and I’m in love!

  82. Shelby Terwell

    November 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love the outfit, and it looks so comfy!

  83. Eileen Boyce

    November 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I think they are so cute and comfy.

  84. Eileen Boyce

    November 7, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I think they are so cute and comfy. thanks

  85. Kim myers

    November 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I’m a big fan of the colors and patterns.

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