It’s no secret that a killer workout outfit makes all the difference. For me, putting on something I feel good in makes me excited to get my sweat on. I’ve recently given my workout wardrobe an upgrade and couldn’t be happier about the investment.
Let’s face it I didn’t want to go out and buy a bunch of stuff after pregnancy because I had anticipated losing the ‘baby weight’. I was in denial about the lack of weight loss that was happening and ended up with a limited fitness closet that did nothing to boost my self-esteem. And when I don’t feel good about how I look, I don’t feel good about moving, and it’s a vicious cycle. I was kind of just going through the motions, stuck in a rut and unhappy about my body image. I finally decided to invest in some new pieces and now that I have so many beautiful options to sweat in, I couldn’t be more excited to move my body. I’m on the right path and making changes needed to be happy with my body again.
Whether you are needing something new to boost your self-esteem, motivate you to get moving again, or just addicted to buying new workout clothes (which is now what I’m suffering from), I thought I’d share some of my favourite and essential pieces as of late.
I prefer tanks to teeshirts hands down and my growing collection can verify that. My Strength Is Beauty flowy racer back from The Fit Lift is my go-to tank for whatever I’m doing, be it yoga, running or just casual wear. Wearing tanks with empowering messages gives me a major confidence boost during my workout
I stumbled across The Fit Lift several months ago on Instagram and fell in love with their message. Susanne and Sarah are the strong mamas behind the blog, created to “motivate, inspire and empower women to live a healthy lifestyle”. Their apparel collection is equal as motivating as their blog feed.
“Strength Is Beauty” is derived from our philosophy where we believe that by investing in your body and your mind, and striving for progress rather than perfection, you can become the BEST version of yourself.
Even better? These lovely ladies are from right here in Alberta.
Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of Lululemon in yoga class? Enter Muladhara Yoga, beautifully handmade leggings designed to make you feel completely beautiful both on and off the mat. I instantly fell in love with the unique lace waist leggings that make me feel instantly pretty while still maintaining comfort as I work through my practice. The best part about each piece being handsewn? It was no problem when I asked Calgary-based shop owner Amanda, if I could have black lace instead of white on my Aphrodite Lace-Waist Leggings.
The leggings fit like a dream, are so soft and comfortable and move perfectly through a session on the mat. They are great for making a statement and striking conversation with the lace detail. That lace is what makes these leggings and it’s SO hard to control myself from buying every single pair.
I’ve very drawn to bright coloured workout pants with a neutral top this season so you can usually pick me out of the crowd based on the pants I’m working. I don’t know what it is about wearing colour that makes me happier (which is such a change from my teenage years of all black).
It’s kind of a given that a good sports bra is a must have in your fitness closet. But gone are the days of ugly bras. There are so many pretty sports bras out there now that are made to be shown off, not hidden. I absolutely love pairing a bright print under a white tank, or a funky backed bra with an open backed shirt during a yoga in the park session. It’s all about the cute prints and details. I like Fabletics and Victoria’s Secret for fashionable workout bras.
What are you loving for fitness fashion lately?
Any go-to pieces that make you feel amazing?
Disclaimer: I was given the featured tank and leggings to review, however all opinions are my own and I’m sharing because I truly love these products and supporting these amazing local gals!