orking out is personal whether you prefer a gym, Zumba, P90X
in the comfort of your living room, a jog on the beach or a heated cycling session. My stance on workout attire has always been ‘to each their own spandex’ which brings me to a little phenomenon of the $100+ work-out pants by lululemon
I have a lot of friends who wear lululemon, but I’ve actually never owned a pair so maybe it’s not fair to compare; but I just can’t bring myself to spend the $$ when so many other pieces score higher on my wardrobe wish list. Whether you live in the city or the country, here’s my new favorite (motivating) athletic gear, cardio accessories, and a little fitness goldmine I just discovered at Old Navy. Plus some of my sister’s top rural work-out tips…Let’s sweat!
How to Feel Like You Worked Out Really Hard ~ Sometimes, I want to do a quick lazy workout but still feel sore the next day. I’ll jog a mile (slowly) and do around 50-70 lunges without stopping. The next day I can barely sit down.
Enough Lunges, Let’s talk Fashion ~
This top c/o of ViewSport
is one of the most unique athletic clothing lines I’ve ever seen. Why?
The shirts for men & women are sweat activated and phrases will actually appear in the back of the shirt once you start sweating enough like ‘Beast Mode,
‘ ‘Chase Me’
and ‘Train Harder
.’ You can see ViewSport’s
full line HERE
. Also, I will be sure to tweet a pic of this top to reveal what it says as soon as I work hard enough.
Old Navy for the Gym, Who Knew?! ~
Last week, I discovered Old Navy
has an entire collection of work out pants, sportsbras and athletic tops. Pants were on sale in stores
for less than $20 and were comfy and came in different lengths like these
Cardio Arm Candy ~
If you’re jogging in the city, you can’t leave your house unlocked which is why I love how all of the Old Navy
pants had the added pocket detail to put your key in the back. Also, these Prayer Bracelets
courtesy of 33Knots
have risen in popularity among celebrities and especially athletes, plus I really like the meaning behind the brand.
The SF Fashion WarmUp is Over, Time for Country Cardio ~
My sister, Jody, is wearing another pair of the Old Navy
ative wear pants here
with this matching racer-back sportsbra
Jody of the Jungle ~ My sister showed me a few ways to work out when I’m up in the country visiting my family. Like holding onto a tree branch and raising your knees to your chest or as high as you can go.
Front Porch Calorie Burners (Step 1) ~ Hold yourself and then get ready to do a push up. (Note to City Folk ~ Do not attempt any excercise that requires you to place your bare hands on the ground especially on the sidewalks of San Francisco. They’re filthy)
Step 2 ~ The push up. There’s a reason I had her demonstrate. These are hard, but great for your core, strength and upper bod
DETAILS by Dale
My Sister’s Outfit (above) ~
& sports bra -Old Navy
, Hoodie – Nike
(ROSS which always has low prices for athletic clothes
Fitness Attire Results ~ After my sister and I tested the Old Navy outfits I bought (3 pants, 2 sports bras and a tank for under $100) we were really happy with the quality, bright colors and the way they make you feel. Sometimes a new bright outfit can re-motivate us into workout mode. So I can’t bring myself to splurge on lululemon yet, although I know they’re very popular.
What about you? What is your favorite brand of athletic attire?
Special Announcement ~
Speaking of cute work out tops, The City Supply Co.
which is often featured on my blog has Tee
deal where you can order a custom color & design for $28 of your preference
or a Special In-Stock
color for only $12. Check out the selection Here