Saturday, January 23, 2016

We Don't Sweat- We Glisten.

It's Saturday! My favourite day of the week. It's a day of complete freedom from any (almost any) responsibilities.

Today marks the 6th day in a row that I have been working out and I already feel so great- it's crazy! I finally found a workout buddy and we have been hitting the gym left and right! Also can I just say that she is so awesome? It feels so good to finally have made a friend here in Utah! Our workouts right now include the typical cardio, weights, and even a "dirty dancing" hip-hop class (SO FUN!) Right next to our gym here we have also come across a yummy juice bar called Ivie. That will be our reward after working so hard everyday ;)  Today Weslie, Mikey (her fiancĂ©), and I all went on a hike and it was such a new experience for me on account of the snow and wind here in Utah. I honestly felt like we were hiking Everest and needed to stop and build shelter haha! We plan on continuing our healthy endeavors, although we will once in awhile cave and have pancakes. I'm pretty happy that I've managed to stick to my New Year resolutions so far (except for the pizza I may or may not be eating right now)- how are you doing?

I've included a few pictures from the hike and our juice date below.

BEFORE you scroll down and enjoy my beautiful photography (obviously a joke), I wanted to tell you all some of my favourite places to get workout wear. Going back to the gym after being out of the military and workout game for 6 months has been super intimidating and I've been really insecure about my body. Since I have been super ashamed of my weight gain and lack of physical activity, I  have been hiding my body in old tee shirts and pants, which honestly, is not helping my confidence. I figure that once I pull out some of my sexy(-ish?) activewear, it will make me feel a little better about myself while working out. It's going to take probably another couple of weeks until I can get to that point, but that doesn't mean I can't get excited about my favourite gym attire!

MY GO-TO ACTIVEWEAR SHOPS/BRANDS

1. LULULEMON (of course!)

2. MICHI

3. LORNA JANE

4. NIKE

5. BODYISM

6. TARGET

7. VARLEY

My workout buddy, Weslie, has also found some really great gym wear recently at FOREVER 21, so I may pay them a visit soon, too!

What are some of your favourite things to get moving in?





















XX,