Monday, October 17, 2011

Get Fab & Fit in Active by Old Navy!

Okay, so can I get a raise of hands of people that think they could stand to use a few pounds? And even if you don't need to loose weight, according to the Mayo Clinic, an adult should be getting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. So, my question to you, is this: Are you getting that? That's at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity FIVE days a week!

I know I don't...even with my new commitment to loosing the extra poundage still leftover from having my kids and all the other stress in my life (*sigh* I'm an emotional eater!). So, when I go accepted into the Old Navy Active Sample & Share with Crowdtap to try out their new line of workout clothes, I was super excited. I mean really, what woman doesn't like new clothes?! And, it definitely helps to get me moving if I have something super cute to wear! I think it kind of goes back to the idea of dressing your best to do your best work. I know that it means for professional work and such, but I think it can apply here, too. For instance...this is what I normally would wear to work out:

As you can see, it was nothing cute, sexy, or chic. Matter of fact, it was "the straight out of bed look" and boy, did I have it perfected! LOL. I usually wore a ribbed tank or a cut up t-shirt with a pair of Old Navy yoga capris or my sweats. Now, I want you to understand that while I enjoy feeling "pretty" and I like to look nice, I also hate spending a lot of time to do it. So, I'm more of a no-fuss kind of girl. I have 3 kids and a million and one things going on in my life, so taking hours or even an hour to get ready to go anywhere is simply out of the question. So, this brings me to my Old Navy Active experience. I received my coupons, one for me and one for a friend, in the mail this last week and was excited to get up to the store before everything was picked over too badly, which has been the normal experience for me. I guess either Old Navy doesn't believe in fat people sizes or else everyone that lives in my area is fat, lol, so all the larges and x-larges will be gone and forget it if you need an xx-large!

Okay, so moving on, my bestie and I managed to meet up this weekend, but we did have a few tag-a-longs or as we affectionately called them, "the panel of judges":
The Judges!
Right away after arriving, I had a cart full of the new active line and so did she! The biggest disappointment was of course the selection, but it was a typical store selection issue, not like the last few times where it seems that there was NOTHING left. We headed to the dressing room and my hopes was for the Women's Hooded Running Top (my store had this in the gray with the green tones), the Women's Active Compression Pants (also in the gray with the green tone), and the Women's Padded Sports Bra (Tropical Undertow is what they call the green tone, lol). I was also looking at the Floral Graphic Active Tanks with the Women's Color Block Compression Jacket. I fell in love with these clothes immediately! I put on the pants and already felt sexy and ready to go! By the time I had put on the sports bra with the hooded top, my friend said to me laughingly, "I hate you! You look so cute!"

So, as you can see, I'm really excited about this new line! A few of the items I wanted did seem to run a little small, as I usually wear a large to x-large at Old Navy, but the outfit I got seemed to be pretty true to size. Unfortunately, this month's budget is all tapped out, but I can't wait to go back and get some of the stuff in pink and black and add some more tops to both colors so that I will have at least 3-4 outfits for my week. And just to prove a point, I actually got up this morning at 7:30 and jogged on the treadmill for over 30 minutes just because I like the way these clothes make me feel, lol!And this brings me back to my original point of, you can look good just by simply putting these clothes on! No prep work needed, and Old Navy prematched almost everything to each other so you can go with all basic colors (black/white/gray) or add in a little color (currently have the green and pink) to make it your own style!

And by the way, my friend that hated me, I thought she looked pretty darn hot too!

 So, what are you waiting for?! Go get some Old Navy Active and get moving! *singing the "I like to move it move it" song from Madagascar in my head....*

*Quick Update*
I had to go buy some more! I am so in love with these workout clothes, they are so comfy and look so awesome on! Plus, when I have cool new workout gear, it inspires me to do more working out! Here is everything I know own from the active line:
Old Navy Active & Compression!
There are 3 Sports Bras, 3 Compression Pants, 2 tank tops, and 3 pullover jackets. Enough for a week or so of workouts!

Also, I want to add that is an awesome site to download workouts from and a lot are only a few dollars! I burn them to dvd and play them on my tv! And they offer some for free with different codes (just google exercisetv code). You do have to buy something else with it, but a lot the videos are only 1.99 to begin with and some are free! Like these here and here.
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1 comment:

  1. Holy Moley That woman is sexy!!! I like thoes clothes! The kids are freaking adorable too!!!!