Guess what? Today will be my third straight day of visiting the gym! I bet some of you devoted gym bunnies want to laugh in my face for patting myself on the back for three measly days but it’s been nearly eleven months since I’ve set foot in a gym or done any exercising aside from brisk walking. So mazel tov to me!
We all have our reasons for wanting to go to the gym: to get fit, be active, tighten & tone, etc. My main motivation is that going makes me feel good, it helps me sleep better, and I feel genuinely happier when I’ve spent time sweating and moving muscles. But – having cute workout gear helps. Let’s be honest, it’s a lot easier to lace up the sneakers and haul the yoga mat when we are wearing sporty stuff that feels comfortable, performs well, and looks good.
My new favorite spot to shop for gym goodies is Old Navy. If you haven’t discovered the ON “Active” collection you are seriously missing out… Great fit? Check. Cute? Duh – Check. Affordable? CHECK. I walked into the dressing room with arms full of stuff and was pleasantly surprised at how well everything looked in the mirror. The prices were so good that I had to stop myself from over buying – but I did end up coming home with some favorites. Basics: a pair of compression leggings that are so thin and comfortable (and long – for all you long-legged girls), and a “GoDRY” tee that actually lets you sweat without looking like a wet dog. Cute toppers to wear to and from the gym: a stretchy pullover (that I bought in an XL so it wears nice and loose, perfect when I don’t want something ultra tight), and a “GoDRY” half zip running top (that I will probably never run in but OMG the neon pink zipper!) – both with those key little thumb holes.
True story… In college, my housemates and I always donned our most “sporty” and cool-looking attire when running lots of errands because we knew it made us look put together and it was the most socially acceptable way to be in comfy clothes all day. This still holds true for me in present day. Which is why if you see me on a Saturday or Sunday I am most likely clad in workout gear… Even though I don’t have plans to workout Get your sporty tush to Old Navy stores or online while their Active gear is super on sale!!
Images taken by MEB Inc. for A Piece of Toast
(First Look: ON Active Compression Leggings // ON Active Stretch Pullover // Imogene + Willie Hat // Nike Free Sneakers // gifted Lo & Sons OMG Bag . Second Look: ON Active Compression Leggings // ON Active GoDry Tee // ON Active GoDRY Running Top // Ray-Ban Aviators // Emi-Jay Hair Tie // gifted Maya Brenner APOT mini initial Necklace // Nike Free Sneakers // Anna Beck Ring // gifted Lo & Sons OMG Bag)
This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out OldNavy’s Active wear in stores or at oldnavy.com #GetYourActiveON. But truly, I think the ON Active collection is boss and all opinoins are my own.