I'll be honest here, there are three main things that keep me motivated to work out:

1) Thinking about all the food I can eat without feeling guilty if I burn more calories. Fudge brownies... mac n cheese... glazed donuts……...

2) My cute gym outfits from YogaClub: ladies, this is the BEST subscription box you'll ever get. They send you 3-piece, individually styled outfits from designer name brands at an unreal deal. First, you take a short style quiz online so they know what colors & styles & designs you like. Then, sit back (I mean, do some squats!) and wait for their expert fitness fashionistas to individually curate your outfit. Each box is just $79 for over $160 worth of athleisure. This saves you over 60% of what you would've paid in store since they only carry high-end brands like Beyond Yoga and Niyama Sol. It may sound silly, but opening my cute pink box and getting my new hand-picked outfit gets me so excited to look and feel amazing at the gym!

3) Watching cute GIFs of animals working out. Well, not really, but it's great procrastination and I tell myself that if they can do it, so can I. Here are a couple of my favs to help motivate you - and at the end of the list there's a special gift from YogaClub!

Friends who speed walk together, stay together

Laaadies, now let's get in formation

When Netflix 'n chill counts as your workout

When you tell yourself you're gonna do sit ups & then realize... that's not happening (watch until the very end!)

When all your fit friends are working out so now you have to

Yay! You made it to the end! Watching animals workout is pretty much like working out yourself… right? If that wasn't motivating enough for you, I highly recommend YogaClub. What's not to love about high-quality athleisure outfits for a price more amazing than these GIFs (almost)? You can pause or cancel your membership easily online, and there's no quarterly or annual commitment - you only pay when you're getting a new box. So now, take the 3-minute style quiz and get excited for your new outfit!

Get Motivated: Our friends at YogaClub are offering a special discount to our readers. Follow this link to knock your monthly price down from $79 to $69!

When I lived in Toronto, I used to go shopping all the time. But ever since I moved to the suburbs, where my "town center" is literally one sleepy street, I've resigned myself to the limited styles in our single department store. My normal gym outfit would be slouchy sweatpants and an old cotton T-shirt. I used to think I didn't care until my trendy younger sister came to visit and introduced me to athleisure. She wore designer workout clothes that were cuter than almost everything in my closet, giving her that perfect blend of stylish without looking like she even tried. After I tried on almost everything in her suitcase, my sister let me in on her secret - YogaClub.

What Is YogaClub?

YogaClubis a subscription box that sends you a unique outfit 100% hand curated to your individual style. They send you 3 pieces a month (a top, sports bra, and leggings), from high-end brands. You end up getting $160 worth of athleisure for only $79 (USD), so you're getting 60% off the retail price! Most of the brands they carry aren't usually available in Canada, like Niyama Sol and Onzie, so it's great that YogaClub can ship them to your doorstep. When I've ordered from US brands in the past, I've gotten slapped with massive tax and duties fees at customs. But with YogaClub, what you pay for is what you get, and there are no more hassles at the post office.

What goes in your box?

Before you sign up, you take a short style quiz that asks you specific questions about your sizing, color preferences, and what styles you like. My sister prefers bright patterns while I like dark muted solids, and while she's perfectly fine working out in a sports bra and spandex, I have a fuller figure and prefer leggings with loose tops. That's why I loved that I could be explicit about definitely not wanting to expose my midriff (unlike my sister). I took the quiz and couldn't wait for my first outfit to arrive!

What's the verdict?

The pretty pink box arrived about a week later. I got a super flattering pair of olive green Teeki leggings and a mesh sports bra from Manduka, plus an adorable Free People top that I could wear post-gym as well as to dinner. It was amazing how YogaClub managed to perfectly peg my style, especially since I'm usually picky and have trouble finding clothes I love on my own. It was also fun to discover new boutique brands and be able to wear them even though they don't usually ship to Canada.

A couple of months later, and I've successfully replaced a lot of my less stylish activewear with clothing I love to wear in and out of the house. Don't assume that you need to give up on cute clothing if you live in the countryside! YogaClub comes straight to you for an affordable price so you can stay on-trend no matter where you live.

Update: Our friends at YogaClub are offering a special discount to our Canadian readers - follow this link to knock your monthly price down from $79 to $69 USD (for life)!