05-13-2014

Target Activewear Wishlist

I love that companies like Target and Old Navy are making great workout gear that won’t break the bank. I used to run or go to the gym in just a random t-shirt and Soffe shirts. Case in point:

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 But nowadays I like buying cute athletic wear that is actually meant for exercising. I need that dry-wicking material!

I was looking through Target’s website and picked out a few items I’d like to add to my closet. I really like the light blue double layer tank! Though I need more support for things like running, it’d be perfect for lifting days. Here’s what I liked:

target-workout-tankCowl Neck Layered Tank – $22.99

target-yoga-tankDouble Layer Tank – $22.99

target-activewear1/4 Zip Pull Over – $19.98

target-running-shortsWoven Short With Compression Shorts – $18.99

Recently I haven’t been able to run in anything other than spandex shorts. Does anyone else wear flowy shorts and they ride up in the crotch? So annoying. Any suggestions for spandex shorts? I love lululemon but would like something a bit less expensive…

Where is your favorite place to shop for work out clothes?

Do you prefer tank tops or shirts with sleeves? I like sleeves so I can wipe my sweat ;)

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04-30-2014

Runner’s Wishlist

So now that I will be starting to run again and train for a half-marathon (and possibly a marathon), I’ve been eyeing up some running gear. You can never have too much right?? Too bad my wallet doesn’t agree :(

Here’s what’s currently on my wish-list:

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 Nike Flyknit Lunar2

I’ve never ran in Nike shoes, but I love these sneakers and they’d be great for lifting and cross training.

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 lululemon Tone It Tank

And it has a pocket in the back for your keys and gels!

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 Sweaty Bands

I’ve heard so many people rave about this headband, I might give it a try. I sweat a lot, so it’d be perfect for me. I’ve used Halo bands in the past but these patterns are just really cute!

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 Erica Sara Designs Say It Do It Wrap Bracelet

Love, love, love this bracelet. Would be perfect for long runs and hard workouts when you need those positive affirmations.

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Yurbuds for women

I currently wear some “Beats” knock-offs from Five Below (hey, if I’m going to be sweating in them I’m okay with a pair of $5 headphones), but I’ve heard a lot about Yurbuds. I usually hate buds because they fall out of my ears but supposedly these don’t budge, and help you hear ambient noise as well, like car traffic.

What’s currently on your running/fitness wishlist? 

What’s one thing you can’t live without when it comes to running or fitness?

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02-25-2014

Forever 21 Activewear

This past weekend I was shopping in Forever 21 when I saw these shorts:

I thought, “Oh these are actually cute, and feel comfortable…and only 15 bucks!” In the past, I have looked through their workout clothes but not really been impressed. I left the store and thought nothing of it.

Then, the next day my sister and I went back to another mall, and were in Forever 21 again. I was curious about their activewear so I went to that section. I found a ton of items that I loved and all were in the $10-$20 range! A lot of you liked my T.J. Maxx Activewear post, so I figured why not cover my Forever 21 finds too? If I didn’t know Forever 21 had gym clothes, then others might not…plus who doesn’t love a good bargain?

So after doing a little online shopping, here are my favorite finds.

*This post has been edited since the original. Some of the items have sold out so I went and tried to find similar items. 

leggings

Seamless Performance Leggings – $10.80

shorts

Side Pocket Skinny Workout Shorts – $12.80

They had these in the store, and I can attest to the fact that they are pretty soft!I loved the wide waistband, but really loved the side pocket. I have a pair of lululemon leggings I wear to the gym all the time because it’s the only pair with a pocket for my phone. I like to listen to my phone while I workout, so this is perfect!

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Moisture Management Workout Tee – $12.80

tanktop

Color Pop Workout Tank – $17.80

I love the back of this tank top! May have to order this one…

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Tribal Print Workout Leggings – $19.80

Because who doesn’t like colorful leggings for running? Or the gym?

yoga shorts

Heathered Colorblocked Yoga Shorts – $12.80

I have been loving spandex shorts lately as opposed to normal running shorts. If I can find a pair that is just as comfortable as my lululemon ones, then that is a win! I love the color and pattern on these.

I’m all about find cute gym outfits to wear. I feel better when I am wearing something I like, than when I’m wearing a random, frumpy t-shirt and shorts (because I forgot to do laundry). The quality on the clothes I saw in the Forever 21 store was pretty good, though I haven’t worn any of their stuff yet, so I can’t say for sure how they will feel when you’re actually working out or running. I will get back to you on that!

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you shopped at Forever 21 for workout clothes? Where else do you find your workout gear?

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01-14-2014

Gym Outfit Ideas

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t dress in colorful clothing-especially at the gym!

I love wearing bright colors no matter what season. I was doing a little online shopping and found these great, colorful pieces for the next time you hit the gym. They are all different price points too!

Also, can we talk about how Old Navy has some great workout pieces that aren’t going to break the bank at all? I love their capri spandex pants!

gym outfit ideas

Nike Legend 2.0 Tight Fit Capris ($65) – I love working out/running in capri pants, and I love the ombre detailing in these! They also have a minty green color option as well.

UnderArmour Women’s UA Tech Space Dye T-Shirt ($24.99) - Do you prefer t-shirts or tanks when you work out? I like t-shirts because I like to wipe my sweat on my sleeve…hot, I know. I like the pattern on this-I’m all about patterns!

Old Navy Women’s Active Compression Tanks ($10.00) - First of all, 10 bucks for a tank? Great price! Like I said, Old Navy’s active line is pretty legit, and sometimes you can find awesome sales like this one (original price was $19.99).

Nike 4″ Rival Printed Shorts ($55) - There are a few things I like about these shorts. 1) The wide waistband. I love wide waistbands. They’re way more comfortable when you’re moving around. 2) It’s pink and patterned. Two of my favorite things. 3) Pocket inside for your keys, and zipper pocket in the back.

Lululemon Rest Less Tank ($65) - I wish I liked wearing tanks because this one is really cute! I like the built in sports bra and racer back, as well as the pattern on the sports bra and color of the shirt. There are a few different color options as well. Plus, I like flowy shirts and tanks over tight fitting ones.

Which of these is your favorite?

Do you prefer working out in t-shirts or tank tops?

What’s your favorite apparel color?

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