Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get Sweaty

Ok, so this may sound cliche but to me I find it true - When I like what I'm wearing I walk taller and generally have a better attitude about life. Well, regarding my work out gear - it's the same! Cute gear, feeling good about myself = pushing it harder at the Gym. Plus wearing old T-shirts and ratty sweatpants is so 90's work out video! Below are some of my arsenal, that make going to the gym that much easier! {Since I'm back at it, I'd thought I share my current favs!}


1 - WorkOut Shirt - In winter I like a long sleeve, breathable shirt - Summer tanks/T in the same fabrics. I just got this one and love it! So light and specifically designed for ladies & working out/running
2 - Ear Buds - Time to ditch those free-be's that come with your iPod. I have a similar pair to these, they stay put while bouncing around and sound great (muffle out all those grunts and weird sounds boys make!)
3 - WorkOut Pants - These are my jam! err.... these are my number #1 pants. A word to the wise, invest in good pants - they wick sweat and no ladies not every legging/yoga pant is created equal! They need to be thick - you are bending and contorting - they need to remain black and 'covering' when stretched if you catch my drift!!! (Nothing worse than someone who isn't wearing a 'good' pair and you can clearly see their underware. Barf!)
4 - Shoes - Invest in quality shoes. I learned this the hard way (read 09's adventure here). You can 'run' out your shoes literally, you need good support and a shoe designed for what you are doing. I love my Lunar glides - light and fit my orthotics perfectly! {Note, size up in running shoes if you plan on running - you foot will slide forward, you will jam your toes & nails if you run in shoes too small! Health fact, if you didn't know!}
5 - Valuables Pouch - If you are like me, I try to hit the gym on my way home from work, you need a good pouch to keep your jewelry. You don't want to lose anything, I learned my lesson the hard way, wave high to the single stud whose mate is forever gone 'Hi!'. Plus you don't want to workout & sweat all over your pretty necklace/bracelets! Sweat isn't great for semi-precious metals, it tarnishes, and come-on you are at the gym we don't want to see you in your 'crown' jewels, so to speak!

Now spill, what are you work-out arsenal favorites (I can always use more work-out gear!)??? I'm also pretty excited tonight Leslie and I are heading to Barre Bee Fit, my first time - for some kick butt classes - so excited!

17 comments:

  1. I'm ready to DO THIS. I've been ready for a while but my stupid neck & back are making that nearly impossible! Thumbs down.

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  2. So true what motivates me is good comfy outfit and a great playlist! Love those Lunar glides!

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  3. Loving these health & fitness related posts! So motivating! I am just getting back into the swing of things after moving and hit my first step class in ages last night! Felt so good! And also made me want to reward myself with some new gym goodies! You're totally right, you work out so much better when you are feeling confident, and it's hard to feel confident in crappo workout gear. Might go on the hunt for a few things tonight...!

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  4. I'm loving this post- I just started back at the gym yesterday and I think all of these are great essentials! My favorite type of pants are the Zella brand from Nordstrom- similar to Lulu Lemon but half the price!

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  5. Feeling good in my workout gear is the biggest motivation for me!

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  6. Great post! I love all your gear!
    I recently found out about the "sizing up" for your running shoes! I had no idea and what a difference it's made!
    XOXO

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  7. I agree 100%. I always treat myself to new running clothes when I'm training for a race - such a good motivator. I have that Lululemon running top in gray and I'm obsessed. Such a great investment.

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  8. Great reminder - I tend to grab whatever pants/loose tee I can find just because I hate exercising so much. But I do think if I invest in cuter/better fitting work out clothes, then I might actually feel better about working out!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  9. That little pouch is so cute! I do SO much better with working out whenever I have cute things that I actually want to wear!!

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  10. love this post! I only work out in lulu bottoms, and i need to get better sweat resistant tops -- cotton does not cut it!

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  11. oooh love!!! i need everything new right now...lulu's, sneakers, i'm overdue! how are you liking barre bee fit?? should i get my but in gear and go?

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  12. love barre! did it a few times here in SD, it's an ass kicker (literally). love having cute gym clothes!

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  13. We love the little pouchette!

    Shop Cushe sneakers at CITY SOLES online and in Wicker Park for the perfect running shoe!

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  14. Hubs just got those Nike kick in all black and said they are the most comfortable things ever! Perhaps I should get some cuter workout clothes to motivate me?!

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  15. I'm so with you! I'd die without my Hardtail leggings and yoga pants.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  16. I love that Rebecca Minkoff pouch! I need to find me one!!

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