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Weeks 39-40 Results

1 Jan

Happy New Year!

I hope that you all had wonderful holidays and that you aren’t feeling too hung over today!

My dog was in the holiday spirit

 

You may have noticed that I’ve been on hiatus lately, with the busyness of the holiday season I’ve been on the go a lot, but I’m back and ready to post some results!

Now I know that I’m a day late posting this but I figured that with yesterday being New Year’s Eve most people would probably have better things to do than read this blog! In my defense though I did actually find my challenge item before my Saturday deadline and I’ve posted the date on the receipt as proof 😮

If you recall, this challenge was to find a pair of yoga pants similar to much coveted Lululemon pants but without the associated sticker-shock:

Lululemon Groove Pant $108

 

So what did I find? Well, after looking through several sporting good stores (unfortunately not Costco though, so many people have suggested it to me but we don’t have a membership and no one I know with a membership was going during this challenge period) I found a great pair of yoga pants at Winners:

Winners $29.99 front

Back

 

They’re really comfortable and according to the manufacturer they’re also “slimming”. I’m not sure if they actually are or not but they are very comfortable and I do think that they’re pretty flattering. Plus they aren’t super long so I won’t have to get them hemmed which is a bonus!

A picture of Warrior 2 makes for pretty awkward angles...that and I have about as much grace and flexibility as a rhinoceros!

 

They came in at the higher end of my budget since they were $33.89 after taxes but they’re still a steal compared to some of the other $50 + pants I saw out there. They aren’t Lululemon but I am really content with this purchase.

 

Now hopefully they can actually motivate me to do some yoga!

So what do you think?

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!