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Workout Wednesday: Workout Wishlist

I did it again, you guys! I woke up early enough that I didn't have to sprint out of my house with goose feathers in my hair! Why goose feathers? Fun fact: I sleep with a down comforter year-round! Weird? Maybe, but I'm always cold!

I was reading this article from Women's Health, which got me thinking about what I would love to have when I work out -- especially when I am a good little fitness blogger and wake up early.

So, let's get to it, shall we? Here are five things I would love to have to help me with my workouts:
  1. Wireless/Bluetooth Headphones - During my morning gym sessions, I like to do upper body workouts. The problem is, I have crazy long wires on my headphones, and sometimes they get wrapped around me. From time to time, I have to pull the wires behind me, just so that they don't just me with doing dumbbell flyes. My dream headphones would be wireless, and therefore have Bluetooth capabilities. These Jabra REVO Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones sound pretty sweet, though I would worry that my ears would get super sweaty and gross. Maybe I'm wrong, though.
  2. The Stick - Hear me out here: Having a recovery device that I could use at my desk when I'm drinking my coffee and reading news would be great for me. It's not like I can just walk through my office building with some big ol' foam roller! I've used The Stick before, but I don't currently own one. 
  3. Waterproof Tunes - After reading this Tri Girl Chronicles post about her waterproof iPod Shuffle, I thought, I have to have this! Slowly but surely, I've been incorporating swim into my workout routine. It's definitely lonely, quiet, and admittedly a little bit weird for me to swim in complete silence. I love to listen to music when I work out, as it gets my heart rate pumping, so this would be a cool gadget to own.
  4. Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers - I decided that, if I ever get rich, I'm definitely hiring someone to wake me up in the morning. I don't care if they're a personal chef or a nanny. All I know is that "waking my big butt up in the morning" will be a requirement. My parents tried to get me a ridiculous alarm clock years ago, but it was sold out. If you hit the snooze button (which I do for a minimum of an hour every morning, and acknowledge is completely ridiculous), it would let you get away with it the first time; the second time, it would just go berserk, rolling around on the floor so that you have to actually get up to stop it from driving you nuts. Too bad it was sold out, right? This list of alarm clocks for heavy sleepers features some pretty nutty clocks, though I'm sure any of them would work on me!
  5. GPS Watch - This is something I've been wanting for a few months now; unfortunately, they're just so dang expensive! The Garmin GPS watches have my favorite design, but I can't justify spending that much on a watch at the moment. For the time being, my unreliable phone will have to do. 
What are some things on your workout wishlist? What is your routine for getting up early in the morning? Do you listen to music while you work out?

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  1. They have earphones for swimmers? WHO KNEW! #wowlinkup

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    1. I know, right?! Such a great invention!

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  2. I have waterproof tunes and they are great! H20 audio has good stuff. #wowlinkup

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    1. Just checked out the H20 Audio site. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a great list! I LOVE my Garmin watch. Check out HeartRateMonitorsUSA, they often have some good deals ;) #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks! I'd never heard of that one before. Which watch do you have?

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  4. Great list! I really want a Garmin too! Thanks for joining our past couple link ups :) #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I really like the #wowlinkup. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. The wireless headphones would be great and the swimming headphones too!

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    1. Wireless headphones would be so amazing right now. While I appreciate my left arm getting stronger every time I get tangled up in my headphones, I would like to avoid, ya know, getting tangled up in my headphones!

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  6. I get early to train clients so I usually sleep in when I don't have to get up. The only thing on my list are my headphones, water and my phone. I like the KISS method when working out. #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks for coming by! What kind of headphones do you use?

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  7. I also really want bluetooth workout headphones...there are some pretty pricey ones that I've had on the list forever...one day I'll make it happen.

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  8. I LOVE my bluetooth headphones! seriously they changed my life...Yeah a little pricey but the ones I have are way down compared to what I paid. I bought the Jaybird Freedom Sprint headphones and they are great! I will say I do have some like the ones you mentioned and for cardio this morning (first time wearing them for that)- I had that happen and it bothers me personally. Amazon has them cheaper and best buy will price match for an amazon seller.

    Speaking of that alarm clock- Clocky! I know exactly which one because I too have the SAME problem haha! I hate it, but I got said alarm clock before college for that very reason. Bc I knew if no one was there to wake me up then it was going to take something industrial strength lol. Still have the darn thing and am using it now 7 years later. (minus the 3-4 year hiatus). But along this line, did you know that calculating the time you should be asleep based on when you are waking up (timing it to sleep cycles) will allow you to wake up refreshed? EX: I have to wake up at 5, so I go to bed at 11-- now this is asleep by 11... I wrote a blog post about sleep recently bc it is an area I struggle with. check out this site- http://sleepyti.me/ I swear it works! Happened this morning- no alarm needed. :) #wowlinkup

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  9. Bluetooth headphones for the win! I made the switch about three years ago and whenever I'm forced to use corded headphones I get super cranky. I use Rocketfish Bluetooth headphones and I adore them- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002V5OYHC

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