Ive been wanting to do a workout gear post for a while and am so excited to finally share my favourite workout gear with you as well as my favourite smoothie and infused water recipe! Cali helped me out on this one, as she is one of the reasons I stay active!
I am decked out in Victoria Secret minus my Nike’s, I love love love their workout gear! Their bra’s are the best sports bra’s I have ever owned. I did a previous review here. The support, style and fit in unmatchable! The Knockout Pants are great for their length, they come in short, regular and long as well as the material, it is the strong and stretchy without being see through! I also love these pants for the large band on the top that helps hold everything in (i.e. my muffin top) and they are currently on sale for $40 online (link below!)! Lastly this tank top, I have it in several different colours and its my go to tank. Its long, stretchy and fits like a glove without being too tight, paired with the knockout bra you will love working out in this gear! The quality of VSX gear is great and it is reasonably priced, so if you are looking for some quality workout pieces I highly recommend checking out VSX!
Victoria Secret may be my preferred brand of workout clothes however I still get a lot of workout gear from Lululemon and also Winners. Lululemon has a sale tab on their website that I check weekly and Winners has a great workout section with tops ranging from $14.99 to $16.99 and bottoms ranging from $29.99 to $39.99 for Nike/Adidas/Rebook gear!
Two of my biggest challenges that I face are drinking enough water daily and eating healthy. We are currently in between homes and I travel quite a bit for work so staying on a consist routine and diet can be difficult. I use my Flavour It 2 Go water bottle every day, my favourite flavour combo is freeze cut lemons, limes, raspberries and mint leaves and I also alternate between my two favourite protein drinks! The first is skim milk and Mutant Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream protein powder with ice , literally tastes like a milk shake and my second is a protein smoothie with apple juice, orange juice, kale, spinach, frozen pineapple, frozen mangoes and vanilla protein (this is a knockoff from Jugo Juice’s Mighty Kale recipe, sooo good!!)
To stay active, I joined Legends Training Centre here in Edmonton and started boxing about 5mths ago! They have 3 classes a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and are a boxing/bootcamp combo and I try for at least two a week. I have gained a new found respect for boxing and so enjoy going to these classes or my therapy if you will haha! If you live in Edmonton and are looking for an alternate way to stay active outside the gym, I highly, highly recommend Legends. The link to their website is here! In the summers I also love going to the driving range or going for a round of golf, I also play slo pitch in the spring and summer once a week!
Lastly, I want to talk about my fitbit! I love this little thing! Its a constant reminder to stay active, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or get off the couch and take the dog for a walk. I also like the fact that I can track everything on the Fitbit app! If you are looking for better accountability and tracking I highly recommend the Fit bit!
In the end, it comes down to making time for yourself, this is something I have struggled with and continue to struggle with as I am no expert in the field, but we all must make it a priority as we only have one body and one life!
I hope you enjoy! xo