I have been there! As a mom, I could not leave my child at home and go to the gym in the mornings. I used to feel guilty about it! But, as my fitness went down, which I have to tell you affects me mentally, emotionally and motivationally as well, I realized that the happiness of the family relies on my getting back on track in my life. I guess this is something as women, we don’t really talk about these issues that we face. I strongly believe that as women we need to take care of ourselves and give priority to our health and appearance, to feel the best version of ourselves which will reflect upon your child and your family.
There, I said that. Now that we had that conversation, let’s move on to the topic of the blog. This is my second time writing about workout motivation because, I feel like its an important to talk about it and keep pushing ourselves as the cooler days are closer and closer, and getting out of the bed in the morning becomes a challenge for all of us. I get those days too and sometimes, we don’t want to get up from the bed and make the effort to go somewhere to workout.
Sharing some of my go to workout routines at home, which still gets the heart pumping and makes you feel good about not skipping the gym
I always say that a good pair of workout gear is really key to great form and posture which in terms does wonders on your workout. I love investing in good pairs of workout leggings or a good supporting sports bra, because trust me, they go a long way. I have worn my Lululemon leggings for are because they were such great quality wash after wash and yes I wash my leggings after each workout otherwise the sweat will make them stink. So, when I discovered Zella I was a little skeptical. Most of its products are half price compared to the more expensive brands. I have to be honest that I bought my biker shorts from Zella and I have to say, I was so glad I did. It was so comfortable and yet so flattering and worked with everything. I even posted a video about how to style biker shorts featuring them.
So when I saw the Snake print leggings from Zella, I was beyond intrigued to try them out. And why not, for $59 its a steal! And of course I had to buy the matching sports bra as well. And I have to be honest, when I wore the leggings, it felt just like Lululemon leggings or Lorna Jane Leggings. I am wearing a size small for leggings and a size medium for the sports bra and you know why. I do have more lady parts, but I want to try the small as well.
The awesome part is that I don’t have to worry about panty line, with seamless panties, which I did worry about with Athleta, Nike, Adidas and Fabeletics. So there was definitely a really happiness when I found that. I have worn these legging 4 to 5 times now, so of course they have been washed that many times, and I have to tell you, they withstand the test. The quality is still in tact and I did all the workouts in them, so they are in awesome shape.
Now the top is also from Athleta which I picked up on sale. Super soft and extremely breathable and around $45 ( sticker priced) but I got it for $24. So, great deal for a great top, the best part is I can wear this outside as well, as an atheleisure outfit, which is my go to weekend vibe these days.
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