If you know me then you know that, buying a new outfit puts me in a better mood than Ben and Jerry's "Half Baked" ice cream (its a close race, but a new outfit wins none the less). So it's not surprising that a new workout gear fuels my motivation to make it to the gym. As a matter of fact, to be technical, nothing gets me more pumped to hit the gym than a new Nike outfit. I love Nike gear. I am basically a walking Nike billboard every time I break a sweat.
So to help you find a little extra motivation, I have put together a few workout suggestions.
Let's start with the sports bra. This sometimes overlooked, sometimes unseen, part of your outfit is the most important. Every lady needs a little extra support, whether blessed or flat, when it comes running, jogging, or even walking. That is why I suggest….
The Nike Victory Shape Sports Bra. No more flat chest! It has actual cups that help you keep your shape and lift. It provides comfortable support for whether you're running a marathon or kicking it in Zumba.
My personal favorite: The Nike Pro Victory Compression. I literally have the whole collection.
Lucky for us, both styles can be bought in a rainbow of color options. Once you buy one color you're going to want them all. You have been warned.
When it comes to picking out a top I always prefer a V-neck. They are universally flattering and they feel more feminine even if you are sweating through them like Mike Tyson in a spelling bee. Also, you don't need an itsy bitsy tight top that shows off the muffin top that has you hitting the gym in the first place. I tend to go with loose fit tops like this one...
I recommend picking out a bright color! It really helps your mood, besides who doesn't look great in a nice bright color? The answer is no one!
It starts getting a little more technical when picking out the type of bottom that is best for your workout. I love the Nike Tempo shorts. They are a reasonable length and even have a pocket for your keys.
If you are looking for a little more coverage I like to go with a fitted flare capri. It does not matter your size or build, you will love the smooth and flattering look of a fitted capri.
I speak from experience when I recommend all of the apparel listed above, because I own all of the pieces.... in way too many colors. So when you have hit a plateau and cannot muster the energy to make it to the gym, swing by your local athletic apparel store and buy a new outfit. It will make all the difference.
Also, http://www.nike.com/ has plenty of cute outfits already assembled on their website to choose from if you need more suggestions. I actually can't wait to get my hands on this outfit...
You can buy all of the pieces from this blog on http://www.nike.com/.