Sunday, December 2, 2012

Favorite Things 2012: Workout Gear

I love when other bloggers post what some of their favorite things are, so I thought that this month I will do a couple of posts of my favorite things in different 'areas.' For example, this one will focus on my favorite workout clothes/gear, one on kitchen supplies, and the next one will be my favorite beauty supplies, then maybe one on regular clothes, etc.

I have done another post about my favorite things, so it will be similar to that, except I will be doing the different themes and will (hopefully) be able to include more items this way.

Bottles:

I still like my Camelbak water bottle, but I have been having issues with the rubber mouth piece not staying clean...which isn't really okay with me. So, I purchased a small mouth Nalgene bottle and it has been one of my go-to bottles lately. I also love how it holds more ounces. I also put a 'V' sticker I got from Hobby Lobby for $1 on it just to give it a bit of personalization.

Nalgene

Pants:

I did a review on Lululemon's Wunder Under Crop a while back. I still wear them, but they aren't my favorite pants. That spot still belongs to my capri tights from Target. I still haven't found any other pants that are as good as those.



I did get several pairs of Under Armour's Sonic 17" Capris and they are pretty great. Although, I still think they may be just a little bit see through when you bend over...but, it may just be my imagination.


Tops:

Hmm...tops have been strange for me lately because I have been 'experimenting' with different kinds. I ordered this shirt from Moon Tree in almost every.single.color. because I do love it. I ordered it to wear when I teach/take Yoga, but I have been wearing them when I teach RIPPED and other classes too because it's just so comfy and soft.



I have also been in love with this shirt from Under Armour. 



Shoes:

Ah, shoes. I stopped wearing my Brooks earlier this year because I was experiencing a lot of pain in my feet after working out. I tried almost every shoe I could find and none of them seemed to feel right. I finally found YourFlex by Reebok. They are extremely light weight and I call them my 'clouds' because they are so soft. I think they could use a little more support in the arch, but that is because I have such high arches. My favorite color is the black/white combo, but I have them in blue, pink, purple/gray, and the white/pink/green. This way I can rotate them forever, haha.


Jackets:

I have purchased two Under Armour jackets this year and I have really enjoyed them. The first one is the UA Studio Hoody. I wanted it because it was such a pretty dark purple color and it had thumbholes, which I love. But, I have pretty short arms (I'm only 5' 4") and the sleeves aren't really long enough for me to use the thumbholes. Other than that, it is a great jacket and it keeps me warm.

no, that's not me

I also like the UA Fleece Storm Full Zip Hoody and I have this one in black. I ordered it a size bigger because I was looking for something that resembled a comfy sweatshirt. It does the job. (no thumb holes here).


Yoga:

I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training this summer and I finally found my 'soul mat.' 

It is the Manduka Prolite in the color Santorini. Everyone is different and different mats work for them, etc. But, this is by far my favorite mat and I feel that it is worth the investment if you regularly practice. 





Well, that's all I can think of for now.

What are some of your favorite workout things?

2 comments:

  1. I do have a favorite pair of workout pants :P

    Wanted to let you know about the green smoothie challenge starting Jan 1st :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2012/12/upcoming-new-year-nutrition-kick-off.html

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    1. That's too funny because I JUST made a green smoothie tonight for the first time in a while! Count me in :)

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