Today I wanted to share and recommend some of my tried-and-true workout items. And really, my everyday clothing too. I have so many fancy friends that wear real clothes everyday but a lot of the time I am in active gear. It's just way more comfortable for me, and I love getting up and putting on something I feel good in. Plus, yay spandex. Almost as good as maternity clothing.
And do know that I included affiliate links from both Reward Style and Amazon. If you're not familiar it means if you buy something I recommend I get a small percentage of that sale. It doesn't affect you whatsoever as far as what you pay, etc. I just wanted to let you know. And if you think that's just terrible, just open a new window and search on your own without my link. Either way please let me know if you decide to get any of these things. I'm such a pusher when I love something- just the other day I tried to make Hank and Henry try a bite of the sandwich I was eating because it was THE BEST SANDWICH EVER- and I feel that way about all of these things. BUY THEM, TRY THEM, YOU'LL LIKE THEM! See? Pushy, pushy. Onto the stuff-
Zella Space Dye Leggings (full-length version here and here): So I waited a few months to give this review because I wanted to be sure about them. I'm very picky about workout pants. I have muscular thighs that definitely touch and can't stand when they pill in that area, stretch out, get see-through, are weird after washing...basically I just want the perfect pant. I've tried every kind and I really think that these are the best and much better than the very expensive Lululemon. These fit well, are great quality, and are much cheaper. So basically, I found my perfect pant and my favorite active wear company too. Zella is AWESOME. Everything I've gotten from them is quality, and super cute too. When I tried them on at Nordstrom the saleswoman said that they probably aren't the best length on someone short like me (!!!) and although she's probably right I still really like them. And as someone who loves Lululemon but doesn't like the insane price point, it's nice that this is cheaper. Still pricey, but like I mentioned above these are the things I wear everyday. I'd rather spend $50 on a pair of pants that will last for years than a bunch of $20 Target ones that fall apart. And speaking of falling apart, I've worn and washed these pants a million times and I've had zero issues. The pants are as good as the day I got them.
2 // Nike Pro pants and shorts: I love these for many of the same reasons I love Zella- good quality, no pilling, but these sentiments are specific to the PRO line Nike has. I've tried the other kinds and I'm not the biggest fan. The Pro line though, is awesome. Have you seen the striped pants I wear to the gym? Those the Nike Pros. I've had them for a long, long time and they still are in great shape even after really thrashing them at CrossFit between the jumping and getting on the ground, and hitting my knees on who knows what. The waistband is also great- very comfy and non restrictive, yet stays up while running.
3 // Nike Frees. I've worn Nike Frees for years now and love them. They're very light, super comfortable, and come in a million cool colors. Now I will be the first to tell you that if you want a true running shoe this probably isn't for you. I love to run, but not regularly. So if you're someone who runs long distances or very often, you probably want to try something else. For me though, they're perfect and I'm a huge fan.
4 // My Polar FT4 watch. I already gave my review of this watch, but I'll add quickly that I really like it. I just wear it when I workout- I don't count calories of what I eat or what I expend, but I do like being able to see when I'm working hard and at the end, how hard I worked. It's motivating as I get back in shape post-baby.
This isn't the biggest list but these are the few things I like to wear when exercising. As far as tops I just wear an old tshirt or this one particular Target one from years ago that's on its last leg but I just can't get rid of.
And if you have any favorite fitness items please add them below, I would love to check them out.