Perspective with Nike Hyperwarm

While home for the holidays I got to put Nike's hyperwarm technology to the test.

Growing up in Alaska, I've always been an active person, but running didn't start until I was in college. Team sports were my jam as a teenager, but as I grew older team sports weren't as easy to come by - running on the other hand required nothing, but a pair of running shoes and a killer playlist.

Nike's Hyperwarm gear kept me looking & feeling cool durring my trail runs in the snow. Designed to keep you dry and warm while breaking a sweat in the cold, Nike's Hyperwarm gear serves as the perfect base layer for any outdoor winter activity. The technology's impressive really, and I have to admit, I probably wore those fleece lined pants half the time I was home (also, the pattern on this half zip pullover is super flattering!). Trust me, I know it doesn't look like much protection when you're facing Alaska's winter temperatures, but if you keep moving, it's really all you need for an outdoor workout!

Outfit c/o Nike : Top | Pullover | Pants | Shoes (On Sale!!) To learn more about Nike's hyperwarm technology, click here.

My Philosophy on fitness:

Fitness is a big part of my life, so hang tight– I have a few thoughts...

Despite what my mind might tell me, my body loves a good work out. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I always love working out, I'm just saying my body always appreciates it.

How do I know?..

When I work out the first thing I notice are endorphins, I'm a happier person, I have more energy, and experience an immediate self esteem boost. While the physical results take longer, when I notice progress, I'm encouraged and feel like a stronger woman for it, making me more confident in every aspect of my day. Nothing beats that feeling!

There is never a time that I regret going to the gym, but there are plenty of regrets for not going. The biggest challenge is perspective. I have to remember that I'm not working out to punish myself for satisfying that ever so massive sweet tooth, but to treat my body & allow myself to be the best version of me.

I know it can sound cliche, and this is a delicate subject, but I believe that working out should never be negative, because it's empowering, even if it doesn't feel like it when I drag my lazy ass to do it (always the hardest step).