Look Cute at the Gym

Cute WO Clothes

Cute WO Clothes

by

astridstars

featuring a

forever 21 activewear

As I previously mentioned, most posts this week will be fitness/health related in honor of 

National Women's Health Week

. So today I wanted to share what I like wearing to the gym instead of the usual Trendy Tuesday. These are items that I feel are cute yet perfect for the gym. Let's begin :)

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She Piner

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So first things first. The item I think is the most important when a girl is putting her workout outfit together is the Sport Bra. I don't know about you ladies, but I have to have my sports bra. I've actually seen girls at the gym with a regular bra on and it makes me cringe. The reason is that while my boobs may not be super huge, they still need that extra support sport bras offer.

Now each girl may have their own preference in terms of this item, depending on the activity they are doing and the size of their breasts. Personally I like the ones that have a little padding or some sort of shape to them as opposed the regular compression bras. I also like when they come in bright colors or prints or when they have a special feature like a zipper in the front or something like that.

Some good ones are the ones from the Victoria Secret's Sports line, but they can be a bit pricey. So when I'm unable to afford those, I can usually find some good ones at Marshall's, Ross, or TJ Maxx.

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Abundant Heart Apparel

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As for tops I often prefer tank tops, even when it's a bit cold. I'm usually the kind of person who gets cold easily, but the exception to that is when I'm working out. Some tanks even come with a built in sports bra, which I feel this combo gives more support than the compression bra. Lately I've been wanting the ones with motivation/funny sayings. Some of my favorite tanks to workout in are the ones from Gap Body and Target, but Marshall's and Forever 21 also have some good ones.

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Nelly.com

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When it comes to bottoms, I usually like leggings, especially the ones from Hollister or the compression pants that C9 by Champion carries. However, when it gets hotter, I tend to opt for capris or shorts. As for shorts, I prefer the bike type shorts(tight shorts) like the ones Forever21 offers. But for hikes, I prefer looser track shorts, some of which come with built in underwear so you don't flash someone (LOL). As you can see though, I prefer the more body hugging clothes as opposed to the looser fitting ones. I think it has to do with wanting to see my body "change' while I workout. I also like prints on them. And again, good places to find these bottoms are TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshall's.

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Nordstrom

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Shoes are another area I highly recommend splurging on. This is especially true if you run, but even if you just go to the gym to tone, good shoes are essential. They help support you while you run or stabilize you while you tone. I personally am bias to Nikes. I like the range of colors they offer, and they haven't failed me yet. I especially love their LunarGlide line due to how cushiony their soles are as well as the Flex Run line because they are light, yet offer the right amount of cushion.

*Also pay attention to the fabrics and if clothes offer wicking or dry-fit type technology. You want to make sure the clothes "breathes" and helps to keep you cool. Perforated detail helps too :) *

What do you like to wear to the gym? Share in the comments below.

Love,

Astrid.

I Became a BeachBody Coach!!


So if you follow me on Instagram or even on Tumblr or Twitter you might have figured out that I like to stay pretty healthy and fit. You may also have figured out that I've been doing the 21 day fix challenge that is sold through BeachBody. If you don't know what BeachBody is, it is the company that sells P90x, Insanity, and the Brazilian Butt Lift among other popular fitness programs. Today (Sunday) counts as my last day on the fix. Now while the fix may be over, I will most likely keep following it, just not so strictly since I'm at my goal weight. I love that the focus has been on portion control and hasn't been overly restrictive. Also love that due to it, my abs are coming in :)

Anyway, during the fix I not only got re-motivated to focus on my nutrition and fitness after my return from New York, but also seriously started thinking about becoming a BeachBody coach. I had been approached about a year ago while doing Tone It Up's Love Your Body Challenge by another fellow TIU member about becoming a coach, but at the time I wasn't ready and was also kind of skeptical about the whole thing since not too long before that, someone tried to get me to sign up for what I later learned was a Ponzi Scheme. Anyway, even though I decided not to sign up to be a coach, I still continued to be friends with her and also made friends with other BeachBody coaches. This allowed me to be part of challenge groups that kept me accountable as well as motivated.

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Then finally, over the course of the fix I started really thinking of becoming a coach myself. I had gotten to a point in my life where I felt good about myself, I was regaining my confidence with my fitness goals and I saw that I was also motivating others around me. Well I took the plunge this weekend after much thought and also because I had been offered a discount on Shakeology which could only be obtained if I signed up as a coach. So that was it! And now I am so excited that I am a part of Team Beachbody. My goal with this is to continue my fitness journey and also to help motivate others on their own fitness journeys.

Now if you have any questions, I am happy to answer. If you want to start on your fitness journey or simply want to get motivated to continue on yours, then feel free to reach out to me and I'm willing to help anyway I can. Also feel free to ask questions about the fix or any other program from BeachBody! Like I said my main motivation to be a part of this amazing team is because so far my experience as just a customer has been wonderful and motivating and I want to spread the love and motivate others myself. I will still continue with Tone It Up and my other fitness communities, but I am so glad to be a much bigger part of something that's related to fitness. 

So if you do have questions or even would like me to be your coach,  click here to find out more and connect with me. I would be more than happy to help you reach your goals. 

Love,
Astrid