Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Favorite Workout Gear

One of the questions I get asked often since I've been on this fitness journey is what my favorite workout gear is.
If I had all the money in the world I'd be sporting head to toe Lululemon, but since I don't I'll let you know my more affordable favorites. (With a pinch of Lulu thrown in....I have to sport my new birthday jacket!)


Their clothes are incredibly high quality and very well made. My most favorite thing from Fabletics are the workout pants. They have a bit of compression in them and hold my jiggle in while I'm bouncing around doing Zumba. I generally get one Fabletics outfit a month, and the shirts I have from them are great, but what really sticks out are their pants. HERE is my personal Fabletics invite link if you want to get your first outfit for half off. 

Here I am sporting some Fabletics pants, with an old Firedaughter shirt that used to fit tight. Old tees are another thing I like to wear working out, but they're not my favorite because they're not as breathable as some other favorites. 
My husband took this picture right when I got home from the gym - pardon the sweaty, tired face


This is my current favorite outfit, and I would live in it if I could. Fabletics pants, Lululemon jacket and my new Nikes

Breathable shirts:

I get so darn hot doing my Zumba class, and have been loving the super breathable shirts from Under Armour. Tony got me a few for Mother's Day, and they are awesome. They come in a bunch of fun, bright colors and look great on. They're vented all throughout the back, and help keep me as cool as possible.


Shoes:

These might be the most important part of any workout. Well great shoes, and some great music ;) I shared some shoes I got for a steal, and they are great, but lately my favorite favorite shoes are my Nike 4.0 Fly Knits from Kicks USA.
Kicks USA was sweet enough to send me a pair, and I am so grateful! They are incredibly light
weight, and have a pretty flat bottom, which is perfect for cardio dance (U-Jam, Zumba, Barre) which is what I love doing. I have fibromyalgia in my left foot and if I don't have comfortable shoes it gets worse, and I can't keep on with my workout. These shoes have been awesome for me, and if you are into cardio dance as well you should definitely check them out! (Plus they're super cute!)


Someday I would love to fit into the super cute, fun patterned sports bras I see everywhere. Today is not yet that day. The one thing I still buy at Lane Bryant is their sports bras, because they're the only ones I've seen that have actual cup sizes that go up to a DDD. They are underwire, have great support, and keep the girls where they're supposed to be. (Note: the sports bras I love from them are not currently on their site. They're similar to the ones I linked, but not the same back.)



This is my obsession. I had a Flex but upgraded to this one, and couldn't love it more. It keeps track of my steps, my heart rate, my calories burned and so much more. I love the boost seeing my steps gives me. My goal is set to 10,000 steps everyday, and I generally always hit that and then some. If I check my steps before I go to bed and am close to hitting the next thousand (ie: if I'm at 14,671 stpes) I will do jumping jacks, jog in place, etc to hit that next thousand. It's motivation to push myself just a little more. Plus I love being able to connect with friends who have a Fitbit as well, and do challenges with them (even if I rarely win!) Word to the wise - get the large. Unless your wrists are teeny, tiny the large will be your best bet.

What is YOUR favorite workout gear? Please let me know so I can check it out!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Mani Monday - mix and match animals


Happy Mani Monday! I am rocking one of my most random manicures today, but I love it. My thumb and pinky on each hand are bare, but the others have some of my favorite animals. SUPER random, but fun ;)
Mani Monday with Glitter and Gloss - mix and match animals

Mani Monday with Glitter and Gloss - mix and match animals

What are you rocking this week??
 

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