Weeks 39-40 Challenge

18 Dec

Over the past few months I have let my fitness slide, a lot! It all started when I took a week off of working out after running my half-marathon (understandable), then we went to Paris where we walked like crazy but didn’t fit in any runs (again, understandable since we were on vacation), then we had a crazy busy Thanksgiving weekend right after we got back and I had no time to work out (honestly, even though I was jet-lagged I probably could have fit a run in), then things just kept sliding from there (aka I have become lazy/exhausted and would rather nap than work out) and now it’s almost Christmas and I have only run about 4 times since the middle of September. Eek!

Concerns for my personal appearance aside, I am a person who absolutely needs to work out on a consistent basis otherwise I am a very grumpy frazzled person. I have noticed lately that as my schedule has gotten more and more packed (and it has been insane lately, especially with the holidays on the horizon) I have become more and more exhausted and how do I put this…a little short on patience and at times rational thought. When I’m working out, even if I’m squeezing a run into an already packed schedule, I have much more energy and a much calmer mind. Needless to say I need some calm right now!

So, that brings us to this challenge. I want some extra motivation to get back into my routine and also build on it. As I have mentioned, I have been a stress case so I would like to not only start running again but also (try to)  incorporate some yoga into my life (I say try to because I’m not sure how it will go, I’m not really a “look inward and calm your mind” type of person). And what screams yoga and fashion more than a pair of Lululemon yoga pants?

Lululemon Groove Pant $108

 

Now as much as I would love to buy a pair of these (everyone I know who owns them swears they make your butt look amazing!) I’m not willing to drop over $100 on a pair right now.  So, I’m going to go out and try to find a budget-friendly alternative (I’ll try not to just run straight to Old Navy, I’d like to branch out a bit).

Hopefully I’m successful and buying new work out duds helps me get back on track with my fitness because lord knows I need some of those good endorphins right now! Wish me luck!

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2 Responses to “Weeks 39-40 Challenge”

  1. Laurel December 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    First, as someone who “swore” that they would never, ever, EVER! spend good money on a fancy pair of yoga pants, I am now the proud owner of *ahem* number of lululemon pants. (I cannot say the actual number because it is oh so embarassing.) However, that being said and being a yoga lover I do have a suggestion, Costco. Yes. I said Costco. For yoga the cropped pant is much more comfortable and allows for better movement then a long pant. I haven’t been in the last few weeks but they tend to have a good selection normally. They have a slightly higher rise then a lululemon pant but for yoga it’s a good thing to keep all the areas covered. Good luck on the challenge!

    • thespendthriftexperiment January 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

      Sorry for the super late reply!

      I did try on a couple of pairs of pants at Lululemon last week and I can definitely see their appeal, they were pretty darn fantastic! I have a feeling that a pair or two will make their way into my wardrobe someday lol.

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve actually had quite a few people mention Costco to me! Unfortunately we don’t have a membership but one of these days I really need to tag along with someone and check out their fitness wear!

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