If you’ve been following along on Instagram then you know that at the start of the month I switched from my usual post-workday workouts to a morning routine. With an increasingly busy work/blog schedule leading into the holiday season, my 7PM workouts were only adding to my stress and felt more counter-productive than anything. But in the mornings – my mind is clear and I’m left feeling energized for the entire day ahead. Sounds great right?
There’s just one problem. As the colder days creep in, the number one thing that keeps me hitting snooze is the thought of leaving my warm bed and venturing out into the chilly morning air. Whether it’s just a brisk 5 minute walk to my nearby gym or a long run along the East River – I hate the thought of starting my day freezing cold. Which is where the Uniqlo Heattech collection comes in.
Made to retain your body’s heat and turn moisture into warmth, their leggings and tees are exactly what I need as the weather turns to winter. On a 50 degree morning, I swear to you my body thinks it’s 20 degrees – so I’ve already been putting these to the test and loving them. And aside from warmth, they’re also super thin for layering without bulk and infused with Argan-oil which makes them super soft. Like soft to the point where I could sleep in them and then wear them straight to the gym the next morning.. another handy trick if you accidentally double tap that snooze button. Oh, and did I mention my black leggings were under $20 and white scoopneck tee is under $10?!
To me, there’s nothing quite like a great workout to warm me to the core and inspire my whole day. So I’m thrilled to have found something that can give me that last push of motivation I need to get up and get going. I’ll be layering these pieces under my running shorts and performance jackets/vests from now until spring. And by that time – thanks to Heattech – I’ll hopefully be nicely settled into my new AM workout routine.
This post is sponsored by Uniqlo. All opinions expressed are my own.