I am two months postpartum and got the green light to exercise after my second c-section. I don't know if it's my age, the fact that this is the last time I will be pregnant or all the cute clothes hanging in my closet but I am itching to get back to my pre baby self and aiming to make vast improvements on the way!
With the New Year comes some pretty exciting things in the world of fitness and I am excited to share my take on them with you.
Champion: We already shared our love for the new marathon Sports Braby Champion, but their new Performax collection it about to hit the shelves and the flattering cuts, spring colors and comfortable fit will keep you motivated all while keeping you in style. I love the Balance two layer tank for two reasons, one it is a bit longer than many tanks so it hides your not so perfect postpartum belly and two, it is loose in all the right places to enable your confidence to shine through not the extra few lbs you're carrying around. To keep away the chill in sporty style, the reflective detailed PerforMax® jacket is just the right weight to wear by itself but is a good fit for layering as well. It features Cool Control Technology (delivers advanced cooling and ventilation), a scuba-style hood, Ergonomic sleeve openings and is both wind and water-resistant. The Performax Knee Tight reminds us that spring is around the corner with is stylish 17-inch inseam. I love the perfect blend of stretch and softness and the convenient back waistband that has a zipper pocket plus an inner key pocket is a huge plus. The Performax tights feature Champion Vapor with HeiQ Adaptive Technology to dry faster as your body heat rises in warm or cold conditions as well as mesh inserts for ventilation and reflective details for visibility.
Fabletics: Have you heard about JustFab? Fabletics, a new athletic line by Kate Hudson, works the same way. You simply create a lifestyle profile and each month enjoy hand-picked, personalized styled outfits suited to your workouts. If the outfit selected for you is not your taste, No problem, ship it back-there's never any obligation to purchase anything sent your way. It takes the shopping headache out of finding cool, high performance, workout gear that doesn't break the bank. Not ready to commit and become a member? No problem, shop as you wish and return to the site any time you'd like. (there's a tremendous savings for members-up to 40% off!) I am loving the variety of styles Fabletics offers, so on trend, comfortable and affordable. I am loving the camo detailed leggings with hidden waistband pockets, and this cascading cardi is perfect for Yoga but doubles as a stylish layering piece over skinny jeans and a tank. Favorite thing about the site is that I can shop by outfits (they make it so easy to look good!) or by piece if I want more control. The outfits have inspiring names like "renew", "succeed" and "energize". I love how time-saving shopping the site is and becoming a member only brings you unbeatable rewards. You get the same chic, high quality workout wears at a price that will put an extra bounce in your step.
Gaiam: I love Gaiam for the variety of gear and workout clothing they offer. I always check out their latest offerings especially since many of their items are made sustainably and made in the USA. What I am loving now are these stylishly funky crystal print leggings. Not only are they so so comfortable, but they are made from an eco-friendly, toxic free, organic cotton blend. I love how stylish these 3/4 length leggings are~ when paired with my favorite tee, they're perfect to head to yoga, then I slip on a flattering hi-low tunic ( a favorite of mine HERE) to run errands, or pop up to the kids' school all while looking put together. (I call them my "studio to school" leggings.) Since I am getting right back into Yoga, I love my Yoga Inversion tee. it adjusts at the waist for a "just right" fit, covers my rear and offers a flattering V neckline, perfectly balanced in an ultra soft, organic cotton blend. Another "must have" is the No Slip Yoga socks from Gaiam. My yoga instructor turned me on to these and they are perfect to help keep me in my poses all while keeping my feet warm and clean!
JoeyBra: This uniquely named sports bra is one of a kind for sure. Not only does it combine a sexy, comfortable fit with a fair amount of support, the JoeyBra has two water-resistant zipper pockets built into the side of it! This innovative design is perfect for the mom on the go. The pockets are big enough to comfortably hold your ipod, ID, a key, or money. You don't have to worry about your iPod getting sweaty and potentially not working anymore because the pockets are lined and will protect your belongings from your perspiration. The JoeyBra enables you to take what you need with you without lugging a bag or dealing with a bulky arm band, so you can exercise in comfort, security and style.
Kohl's: Finding stylish, quality workout gear available in your favorite department store is a time-saving plus. Kohl's has on trend, performance active wear that gives you all you need at a price point you'll love. In addition to the variety of the items offered, Kohl's offers key pieces that enable you to build your own unique workout wardrobe. This new mama loves the uniqueRyka Colorblock Performance Skirted Capri. It is fun, feminine and the added skirt offers extra coverage without being bulky or bland. (Available in plus sizes.) Another piece that has me excited to hit the studio is the racerback, reversible sports bra by Nike, it's like two pieces in one, comes in seven colors and is perfect for low impact wokouts.
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