Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Workout Picks

I recently mentioned that I have become addicted to Cross fit for the last month.  Before beginning Cross fit, I occasionally took a yoga class or a Zumba class, but never really had a set workout schedule.  Now, I try to make it to a Cross fit workout 5 times a week.  

You have to understand how much of a change this is for me.  Before Cross Fit, you could not PAY me to go to the gym that often.  It's so boring walking on the treadmill.  All I do is stare at the minutes left on the machine and daydream about french fries.  So, with my newfound passion for CF,  I have been going through my limited gym clothing like there's no tomorrow.  Last weekend,  I had to invest in a few more pieces.  Here are my favorites:



Shorts:

Lululemon's Nakedseam shorts are the most comfortable workout shorts I've ever worn. Priced at $68 a piece, they are a bit expensive, but trust me- they're worth it.  Plus, how fun are the patterns?  I recently bought the polka dot pair and wear them constantly. (FYI- I typically wear a size 4 pant size, but I bought these shorts in an 8 so that they would fit a bit looser.) I know a lot of girls love those Nike running shorts, but I can't stand those on my body.

Tops:  

My go-to workout tops are Nike tanks.  I love the ones with built-in bras, or the basic tanks that are light and I can pair with a sports bra. 

Bag:

I carry my TB canvas tote.  What can I say?  I love my Tory.  It's perfect for throwing my clothes in in the morning and carrying with me to work.

Shoes:

I am in the market for new gym shoes, and I'm leaning towards these Nike Free Runs in a mint shade.  

I'm a firm believer that wearing cute workout clothes will motivate you to get to the gym.  Honestly.  It also helps to have a few friends who will keep you accountable.  Do you have a favorite brand to wear when working out, or perhaps a favorite workout shoe?  Please share with me!  I'm new to this workout game. :)

18 comments:

  1. I seem to workout in all kinds of ugly clothes. Good thing I workout at home! But I am also in the market for new shoes and I am in love with those! They would even go to the grocery store with me and I wouldn't be ashamed.

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  2. loving all of these!! it's making me want to head to the gym asap! loving those shoes!!

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  3. Those shorts are SO fun!! I love them. And mint Nike's would surely be a motivator to get to the gym :) Love all of your picks!

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  4. I need better workout clothes!

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  5. Couldn't agree more that cute workout clothes are motivation! I've been on the hunt for workout shoes too (retiring my current pair for yard work). I was leaning towards pink before you introduced me to the mint!

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  6. I need to go for a little workout clothes shopping session! I love the shorts!

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  7. Honestly wearing cut workout clothes in my motivator to get off my butt and actually go work out!! lol

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  8. Love those shorts! I have a ridiculous amount of skirts from playing tennis- they're so cute but I feel so silly doing the elliptical in them. These shorts are a perfect alternative!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

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  9. Love that you did a workout post! I'm always trying to think of how to work one into my blog, but since it's mainly outfit posts, I would feel a little silly posing in my gear :/ I have a major Lululemon addiction, though, and I can't imagine a better source for quality activewear. It fits perfectly and the fabric really makes a difference. Crossfit scares the bejesus out of me because everyone seems so hardcore. How did you start? You look fantastic and your photos are beautiful. Congrats!

    xx-
    sarah
    workdayweekend

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  10. I'm with you, if I look cute, I'm a *lot* more willing to get my booty out the door! I totally love the Lululemon stuff, but *DANG* is it expensive! I'm pretty sure I'm going to stalk ebay for a while and see if I can't get 'em cheaper (yup, I'm crazy like that (c:)!

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  11. i have the nike free runs in liquid lime and they are the best running shoes i have ever owned. seriously, i can't recommend them enough.

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  12. Great post!!! Buying and wearing cute workout gear really motivates me!!! ANd those Nike's and shorts would really do the trick!! xoxo

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  13. I love Tory too! Pretty sure most of my bday presents are Tory :-)
    I also love Target bright colored sports bras.

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  14. those shorts and shoes are to die for :)

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  15. Totally agree that cute workout clothes lift the "exercising spirit"! Looove those polka dot shorts, sooo cute!

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  16. You are such a Cross Fit head. Seriously. You make me feel like a lazy bum! Come and get me into shape.

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