Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Workout Wednesday

So as most of you know from reading this blog I gave up two things for Lent: Shopping and the elevator. I like challenges so I figured these two would be perfect for it. Not shopping challenges me to appreciate the things I already own in my closet. And the second, no elevator, helps motivate me to continue to live a healthy lifestyle. And what I have concluded is I enjoy working out more when in cute clothes, can I get an "amen?!"


Welcome to my first EVER Workout Wednesday Post! I like to be active, I wish I was more active but I wanted to start to incorporate a monthly workout Wednesday to discuss various workouts like here and discuss the fabulous attire one can wear while engaging in various workouts!

I am obsessed with these "Sweaty Bands". They seriously do not slip! I know you may have heard this about other brands but I assure you these really do not slip. In fact Sweaty Bands is so confident in this their company slogan is "Oh my god they'd don't slip!" They are perfect for any workout whether it be: going for a run, boot camp or Extend Barre. They offer so many different colors, designs and widths there's one for everyone! Sweaty bands also make great gifts. 
Thank you Five Below for another Score! I LOVE this arm band! It has a built in silver reflective lining to help draw attention to me when running at night. I also feel really confident putting my phone in this case without free of it falling/dropping when going for a run. I also noticed they sell head phones at Five Below too. For some reason I am always losing mine, so I may have to go back to pick up a pair. 
OH my goodness... thumb holes?! Yes, Please! I'll take one in every color. I love this Scuba Hoodie from LuLuLemon. It was definitely a splurge but worth every penny. I wear it all the time whether on my way to a workout or during a run on a colder morning. I also love this mint green color. That's part of the reason I love working out, all the pretty colors! 
Don't know where to store money and your keys while running, these amazing pants have you covered! These are by far my FAVORITE workout pant. They do not move. You don't have to worry about that awkwardness we all get on are stomachs. This tucks everything in and stays put. I also love the length. I struggle to find that capri length and lulu offers a variety of styles at different lengths! 
Finally, I swear by basics sneakers for running. I know many running and retailers also promote them too! I was browsing before while making the shopping links shown below and I am so impressed and crushing on all the fabulous spring colors and styles. 
The whole outfit, I was first introduced to LuLuLemon when I moved to West Hartford two years ago. This was about the same time my good friend convinced me to wake up at 5:15am to go to BOOT CAMP. Her gym was offering at two month trial  that committed you to working out at least twice a week to save money (cost/session/week etc). I told myself that if I fulfilled this commitment I could treat myself to some lululemon. And don't you know it worked, I committed to a year-long subscription, increased my trips/week and continued with a three month goal = an earned shopping trip to Lulu! 
Disclaimer- Despite what it may seem like, this was not a paid/sponsored/collab. post. These are my favorite workout items that I truly LOVE and wanted to share with you!!

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14 comments:

  1. Love that you're doing Workout Wednesday posts! I'm a sucker for Lululemon everything--but you should totally check out Splits59--their capris are the best! :)

    xox,
    Kristin
    http://www.amidwesternmix.com

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    1. Ah, I know LuLu gets me every time but I will definitely check them out Kristin, thanks for the suggestions!

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  2. I have heard of the usual chocolate, coffee, etc. as items to give up, but not the elevator. What a great idea! I've been the the Lulu store when it was in West Hartford Center, will have to check it out now that it has moved to Westfarms. Love the pink nail polish color!

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    1. Haha, I know it was an unusual thing but I found myself getting to be too lazy. And I've been to both the one is Weha is where I feel in love! xx, Lo

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  3. That headband is so cute! Love it!

    xo Mariam
    www.thepetitebijou.com

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    1. Thanks Mariam!! I own about 6 of them- they are seriously the BEST. xx

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  4. Love this workout look! I really want to start doing Workout Wednesday myself. Great job love! Hugs, Kait
    www.makeminemaroon.com

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    1. aw, thanks Kait. I LOVED your workout post as well, especially those chic headphones you have!

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  5. Your post has inspired me to work out even if just on Wednesdays

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    1. Glad to have helped motivate you in anyway!! xx

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    1. YES. This one is seriously my fav. SO worth it!!

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  7. lauren--first off, you gave you SHOPPING?!?!! omg!!! more power to ya girl!! that non-reflective lining is a pretty cool feature in that arm band btw. LLL is like a black hole. you get sucked in!! lol, i love me some LLL and probably have wayyyy too much of their clothes, but i wear them so much so it's justified! the inspires are great, but i heard they are being replaced by the Pace rival crops which... by the way. ROCK. love them even more than the inspires!! thanks for sharing xoxo,

    janna | www.jannadoan.com

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  8. Love the elevator give up for lent! Great one! And I'm crushing on that hoodie too! Love the color and the thumbholes!

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