Workout Wednesday: An Invitation to Color in Motion!

Today I have a guest post from my good friend Morgan, from Color in Motion 5K. This fun run is coming to Houston February 2nd and benefits the Girls on the Run Foundation. My kids and I are planning on getting our run on and I would LOVE to see you there as well. Color in Motion is giving my readers a 10% discount on registration if you use the codde # MICHELLECFITNESS when you sign up. Let me know when you get all signed up and I’ll look for you at the run!

COLOR IN MOTION 5K RUN TO BENEFIT GIRLS ON THE RUN

Hey guys! This is Morgan from Color in Motion 5k. I am so excited to be blogging to tell you about one of the most fun events of the year, the Color in Motion 5k race, which will also help you get in shape. I also want to offer Michelle’s readers an awesome deal for the Color in Motion 5k fun run on February 2 in Houston at Reliant Park. This race also benefits the local Houston charity, Girls on the Run.

**Use the discount code- MICHELLECFITNESS to register and get 10% off race registration at colorinmotion5k.com/event/Houston.**

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So what is Color in Motion 5k? Let me tell you, Color in Motion 5k is the most fun 5k race you will ever participate in. This is is not a timed race so run, walk, jog, whatever your prefer. If you are trying to find a motivation to get in better shape or complete your first 5k, this is an awesome opportunity to do so, as it is not as much about being competitive but more about just having fun.

If you are not familiar with Color in Motion 5k, here’s how it works.

Come in white clothes and start moving. Whatever your pace is fine as long as you are moving.

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At every kilometer of the race there is a color pit where our wonderful volunteers throw color on you as you go by, helping make the experience more fun and turning your white clothes into a pallette of color. Like these Color Chasers-

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What also makes Color in Motion 5k different than your average 5k race is the after party. Afterwards there is a big party with music, dancing, vendors and a color throw.

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Doesn’t that look fun? I would not want to miss out on that if I were you.

So what do you have to do to join in on this fun? Go to colorinmotion5k.com/event/Houston and sign up using MICHELLECFITNESS to get 10% off, bring your friends and get ready to have a great time and support a great cause while doing it. Hope to see you covered in color on February 2!

Morgan

Athleta Houston Trip, Cute Workout Clothes, Athleta Training Review, AND the Latest on Bob Harper’s Website

Wow! A lot to pack in to the post today, but you’ll enjoy every second :)

Athleta Shopping Haul.

Aside from the fabulous modeling above (hahahahaha!), Athleta is a company worth looking into. So, when they asked me to look into things, I did just that. It was my extreme pleasure. First off, I visited the newest Athleta Store in Houston, located at 600 West Sam Houston Parkway North, and I was very pleased with the experience. The employees were helpful without being overbearing. There was a wait for the fitting rooms (which are spacious!), but it was a pleasant wait. They even had Luna bars placed in baskets and seats for your co-shoppers (for me, my husband and kids). I ended up with a nice haul from the store, complete with an everyday dress and what are now my absolute favorite pants ever.

Athleta Training Guides.

Aside from making very high quality athletic and lounge wear, Athleta is fully committed to female athletes. Just take a look at the swim wear line. The tops and bottoms stay put, no matter the sport :) . Athleta also has a comprehensive training guide available for athletes as well as those of us who just wish we were athletes! This guide is available for download on their Chi site HERE. This training guide is one of the best I have seen and is compact enough to put in your bag and read at work (you know you do!). This guide has training for 5K, 10K, Half Marathons, Sprint and Intermediate Distance Triathlons. As an added bonus, you get nutrition guidelines to prepare you for your race and to take you all the way through race day and recovery. Athleta doesn’t stop there. They also give you packing lists for both running and triathlons. It’s a small packet full of information to get you to your health and fitness goals. I encourage you to check it out and get started! Yeah, you can get it now. Like I said before, Athleta is committed to female athletes.

Athleta MVP’s

To wrap a beautiful bow on all that Athleta is offering, they have selected some of their most valuable performers for both form and function within your fitness wardrobe. These consist of six pieces of athletic wear that can withstand the most rigorous of activities and still look great while keeping you intact. These styles can be found in Athleta’s 2012 Summer Look Book on Athleta.com. I tried on the running shorts yesterday and decided on the spot that those are a must have for my next trip. They easily beat out Nike and Under Armour for fit, feel and function. Big words, I know, but they do deliver!

Mytrainerbob.com

We all know that Bob Harper has become one of the most loved “tough love” trainers out there. AND, if you read my DVD reviews, then you know his videos are among my most favorites (even for yoga, which is a hard category!). Now, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty with the newest section to his site HERE. Bobharper.com is the newest addition to Bob’s fight against fat and it offers challenging classes to help you reach your hotness goals. Not only do you get classes lead by Bob, but you also get personal training from Bob’s trainer as you follow Bob through a workout. These are not for the faint of heart. Beginners beware, some of these courses are a bit more advanced, but modifications are just about always offered. In conjunction with the classes, you also get food and nutrition advice from the Quaker Oatmeal Advocate himself. All of this is $9.95 per month and worth at least looking into.

 

The world of health and fitness is constantly changing. I try to keep you as up to date as I am and will continue to do so :) If you are not already signed up for the newsletter, head over to the side and get your name on my list! No selling, just information to get you to your healthiest self.

Until next time, keep living the Fit Life!

Michelle

POWER TO THE SHE

 

**Please note: though the word “swag” was used to describe the above items, all were purchased and not gifted.