I have it on Good Authority These are the Best Workout Pants!

I put on a pair of workout pants yesterday, they were tight (ugh! and not because of me – I have lost a bunch of weight – so what is that all about?), scratchy and the stretch was non-existent.  I will not tell you the brand but I was unhappy, uncomfortable and it made my workout horrible.  Know the feeling?  Isn’t it the worst?  I swear having comfortable, stretch worthy and good looking gear is imperative to my fitness.  A very good friend swears by the new Powervita from Athleta and I am ready to jump in with both feet! Bye Bye old tired pants.. Hello Powervita!

There really is nothing worse than uncomfortable workout pants, so Ridgely Brode finds new favorites on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: Powervita from Athleta

The Best way to Motivate for the Gym is New Clothes

I just finished a 30 day program and lost 8 pounds!  I think the best way for me to keep the pounds off is to work out regularly, which means getting some new gym clothes to get me motivated. I am a serial dieter and my weight yo-yo’s back and forth.  I have tried them all, and besides Weight Watchers my next favorite plan was just that, The Plan. I have been doing that on and off (mainly off) for two years.  I had a tiny set back from Thanksgiving weekend and went up a pound and a half. My goal now is to lose a few more of those pesky pounds and then keep them off, giving me a little wiggle room to go up and then down again.  Besides keeping to my new program,  I am going get serious about making my exercise a priority (remember this post on Sweat with Kayla?  I am still trying to do it regularly).  I just have to get through the Holiday season and stay vigilant at the task at hand. I have heard if you do something for 66 days (How did they come up with that number?) it becomes a habit.  Clearly, I haven’t stuck to anything that long to become part of my daily life… until, hopefully, now. I am going to take advantage of Athleta‘s  20% off (through 11/29 at 2:59am) to get a few things to keep me on track…  This could get expensive….

To keep off the weight she lost, Ridgely Brode is looking to keep motivated by buying new gym clothes

to buy: Athleta.com


Who is with me? I need to get Back in Shape

After a fabulous vacation eating, drinking and touristing, it is time to get back to my workouts. I have been using the Sweat with Kayla App on and off all Summer and am going to start in earnest this week.  It is easy to follow and I really like how it counts down the time and you can swipe to the next exercise.  There are three days of resistance workouts intermixed with HIIT (high intensity interval training) and/or LISS (low intensity steady state cardio) with one day off.  The Kayla Itsines App includes a meal plan and shopping list that I haven’t used but may add that in too.  I have been using the bench on our deck for the step-ups but would like a shorter one for some of the other exercises I have not been able to do without it.  I put my phone next to me while I exercise so I can follow the workouts and swipe to the next one, but it would be great to have the the Bose SoundSport In-Ear Wireless Headphones so I can listen to music at the same time.  I think it might help distract me from how hard the workouts are.  If you are using the App or want to keep each other accountable, leave a comment below.  I would love a workout buddy to help me get back in shape..

It is time for me to get back in shape and I am stocking up on things I need to work out at home.

to buy: Zella Hatha High Waist Pant  /  Bose SoundSport In-Ear Wireless Headphones  /  S’well Water Bottle  /  Jump Rope  /  Coated Hand Weights  /  Original Step