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Sports bra: AVIA, Shorts: Nike (both via TJ Maxx)
Ok glosslings, a new addition to the regular posting regime is here. Because blogs are all about being authentic, I can't help but include something that has always been a huge part of my life and shaped me as a person. Before I submerged myself in this crazy fashion world, I was a pretty full on athlete. My life was consumed by training, practicing and playing until one day I tore my ACL and then I had all this free time to do new things and discover new passions. That athlete mentality has always stuck with me and during the summer, especially, I tend to really up my workouts. So I figured, why not share some of my favorite fitness tips and inspirational messages?
The first? True in life, work and sports:
The second? Let's talk about getting motivation. 2 things that motivate me to go outside and exercise are: a new workout outfit and new music.
My top tips for looking chic while working out (this is a fashion blog, after all)
- Bargain hunt: Who wants to spend $50 on a bra? Not me. My favorite places to pick up cute outfits are TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Old Navy. Outlet stores are also stocked with cute items. I once found heaps of Stella McCartney gear at the Adidas outlet in Atlantic City.
- Cut out the bells and whistles: A sports bra, to me, shouldn't resemble an actual bra. Too many things going on, like padding or extra straps, counteracts the whole functional purpose.
- Stay cool and comfortable: For summer, stick with light, breathable fabrics like cottons. I prefer loose shorts with built in underwear to prevent bunching. One of my favorite pairs is from Old Navy, so don't get sucked in by promises of new technology or expensive name brands. As long as you feel comfortable and confident, then you've found the right pair.
- Don't forget about beauty: The best way to keep my hair in its place is with a thick, ouchless hair elastic and Goody Gentle Headbands. They are the only headbands that don't slip off or cause a crease in your hair. They also soak up sweat really well.
I'll be posting some of my favorite workouts, playlists and general tips so if there is something that you want to see, let me know!