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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 award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!



  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. Latanya

    October 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

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

  20. Elle

    October 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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

  21. Jeanna

    October 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

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

  22. 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!

  23. amy stonger

    October 28, 2017 at 9:47 am

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

  24. Kristen

    October 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    They look cute and comfortable.

  25. Jillian Too

    October 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I love the colors and the fit.

  26. 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!

  27. Erika W.

    October 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I want all of it! So cute!!

  28. Bridgett Wilbur

    October 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love them and there sports bras are awesome.

  29. Susan Smith

    October 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

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

  30. Ashley C

    October 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm

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


  31. 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.

  32. Sarah Hayes

    November 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I think they look wonderful. Id love to try them

  33. 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.

  34. Susan Christy

    November 2, 2017 at 11:41 pm

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

  35. Julie Terry

    November 3, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I love them they look great and very comfortable.

  36. 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.

  37. Tabathia B

    November 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I like that it is form fitting and stylish in design

  38. Cindy

    November 4, 2017 at 4:00 am

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

  39. 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.

  40. Mary Cloud

    November 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm

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

  41. Kim Henrichs

    November 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

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

  42. Allison Swain

    November 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    The Run tights.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Heather Dawn

    November 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I like that they are comfortable and stylish!

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