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Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Gym Clothes

After the case of the falling gym shorts last month, buying new gym clothes became a necessity.  I spent an afternoon at the local outlets while at mom's and stocked up on shorts, tops and sports bras.  All items were XL, which is so much better than 2X.  I was happy to find Adidas shorts with 4" inseams, meaning that they don't ride up the way the super short shorts would.  I was even happier that these shorts were on sale for $10- and on top of that, buy one, get one 50% off.  Given the sale, I must be one of the only women who likes these shorts! 
   
I didn't like many of the Adidas tops/bras, so to Under Armour I went.  I have always associated this brand with meatheads and anorexics and had real anxiety opening the door and walking into the store.  I pretty much thought the saleswomen would look at me and go back to stocking shelves rather than wasting their time on me when nothing could possibly fit.  I could not have been more wrong... well, maybe the brand is geared towards meatheads and anorexics, but at least the saleswomen were super helpful.  I walked out with 4 bras and probably 10 tops.  The bras are amazing!  They have great support and are sized XS-XL as well as according to cup size, so my modest C cups aren't smushed to accommodate the A cups out there or completely unsupported to make room for the Ds of the world.  What a concept!  And I picked up these amazing wonders of technology for $20 rather than the $50 list price.  Not too shabby:) 
   
Now, for your viewing pleasure...
 



Yesterday's outfit- I'm not talented when it comes to the Blackberry camera, so I thought I would try out a pic in each hand.
 
 
Today's outfit- I am no more talented but lacked the patience for multiple camera angles.
 
 
I won't be winning fashion awards, but the new clothes beat this getup from last month (or so I hope)!
      
I just returned from the gym, and my quads are less than happy with what I did to them.  I completed my first kettlebell/squat routine since before my wedding and followed that with an hour on the Vario.  When I stepped off of the Vario, I actually had to hold on to stop my quads from giving out on me.  Oops.  Not to mention that I need to walk down a flight of steps after I leave the gym, and I refused to be the fat chick who takes the lift after working out for 90 minutes.  Sorry, but it is like ordering a diet coke with a big mac and jumbo sized french fries.  So down I walked.  I'm thinking that tomorrow is going to be a low key exercise day (assuming I can get myself out of bed). 
 
     

13 comments:

Darlin1 said...

Half the battle is won by just having something to wear to the gym....right?

XO

vickyd said...

I love the Under Armour workout clothes too! I wish I had an outlet to go to so I didn't have to spend a fortune on it, but it's worth the price!!

Beth Ann said...

I so love the pink shirt! I want one!!

dede said...

Great job!! You look so great!!
dede

Catherine55 said...

Looking good -- and doing so well! I am so impressed with how you are embracing exercise -- so awesome!! And, I love the new outfits! ANNNDDD, I loved the airplane seatbelt photo -- how awesome is that!?

MandaPanda said...

You look so cute in your new workout stuff! I can't bring myself to spend money on new workout stuff. As long as the pants stay up, I'll probably keep them.

Maybe focus on your upper body next time and give your legs a break. I find alternating helps.

Jacquie said...

Well, don't you look like the stylin' little gym-rat? You look great...keep up the exercise...a necessary evil!

Lee Ann said...

Love the pink!!

Melissa Wolf said...

Looking GOOOOOOD!!!!! Hmm...If Nora is exercising, maybe I should attempt it too? Hmm... :-)

banded bella said...

how funny.....I have been recently fighting the what to wear to the gym battle myself, but am no where near where you are. I still serach and I know I will find somthing I will like. So glad you found such great outfits.

Dani said...

That is one of the most frustrating things about being big in Australia-No workout gear!I have to tell you when I lived in Canada and went shopping in the States-there was much more choice! Last year, I ordered bike pants from there,and it cost a bomb to ship them here!Anyway you look great:)

Bandita Senorita said...

You look super! And I love the new duds!

Cece said...

I repeat - loving the slim thighs !