My Fabletics membership is still going strong and so is my love for this company! I pretty much buy all of my workout gear exclusively through them except for summer running gear. Fabletics does release a handful of shorts throughout the year (like the ones below) and I’ll scoop them up for running, but otherwise will run in Nike or Old Navy running shorts (my favorites here and here). I’ve recently started to try and gear up for a dieting/fitness plan. I re-downloaded the MyFitnessPal app on my phone which really helps me put my diet in perspective. Since I’m a vegetarian and also a picky eater in general, dieting for me is tough. I mainly pick a calorie count per day (my current goal is 1,500) and try to eat as many whole foods as possible (more fruits and veggies, less out of a box). Aside from the Florida summer months (where you virtually sweat just sitting lol), I also try to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water; i.e 64 ounces/day for this girl.
Re-downloading the MyFitnessPal app was a little depressing.. and motivating also! I’ve gained 15 pounds (ugh) the last 5-6 years. I’m always in the best shape when I’m both running and lifting weights – it’s just what works for me – and since the last year of pharmacy school in 2014 I had to cut one out due to time restraints. Upon moving south, I quit running during the summer in Florida because of the heat and I get bored with weight lifting in the summer, so it’s been a never ending battle. And then winter months are hard with all the food and long work days – however, no excuses! I’ve decided to really try and push forward while the mornings are still cool down here and tackle running before it gets too hot (hoping my body will adjust to the hight dew points/humidity slowly) and enable me to keep going in the summer.
I’ve always been a huge fan of BeachBody programs (think P90x with Tony Horton and Insanity with Shaun T), and technically still a BeachBody coach even though I’m not active. This is where I really love Fabletics. They make a variety of leggings, capris, and cropped pants and I can lift weights in pretty much all of them! They make a “Powerlite” material which is perfect for summer months and really lightweight and moisture-wicking. I’m in my 4th week of P90x 3 (12 week program) and so far so good! Excited to now add running onto my morning workout routine 3-4 days per week.
The outfit below was my March Fabletics pick. The leggings, medium-support bra, tank top, and shoes are perfect for lifting! The shorts are great for running as they have a built in compression liner that helps reduce chafing. Fabletics makes a wide variety of high supports bras also which are more suitable if you are a C or D cup (for high intensity training or running). I require a support shoe for running and choose Brooks Adrenaline or Asics Kayano. It really pays to get your feet examined by a professional to prevent injury and make sure you are running in a shoe appropriate for your foot type.
As always, if you are interested in signing up for Fabletics, you can follow my personal link below – I’ll get a store credit and you’ll get 2 leggings for $24! You can cancel at anytime without any obligation. It costs $50/month and you can skip any month also and pay nothing. They have tons of outfits for $50 each month which include either a top and bottom, or bra and bottom – and specials/sales all the time also. You get points for purchases & leaving reviews — which add up to more free items! And if you’ve started your own personal fitness and weight loss journey – please share! Motivation and support is always key! 🙂