Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day 3: Favorite Outfit to Get Moving In

This past week I participated in the Fit Approach and Skirt Sports #REALwomenmove Challenge. The intent behind the #REALwomenmove Challenge is to show women that being fit is something everyone can do regardless of size, shape or activity level. 

Day 3 wanted to know what your favorite outfit to get moving in is.

one of my favorites!

The outfit I'm wearing in the picture is old. Like 4+ years old. But it's obviously a pretty quality product since it's held up this long!

The shirt in from Lulu Lemon and the capris are Under Armour. I tend to wear a lot of Under Armour because it fits well, keeps me warm or cool (depending if it is winter or summer gear), and looks super cute. But I will tell you that I have zero qualms about grabbing a workout top from Target, Kohl's, JC Penny, etc.  I am a runner on a budget after all.. :) The only runner items I'm truly picky about are my bottoms and shoes. Well, and now that I've been introduced to the most awesome sports bra ever-- I might start being picky about those as well.

I don't want to turn this post into a advertisement. What I want to focus on is why I choose my favorite outfits to get moving in. 

I choose my outfits for a few key reasons:

1. Comfort. I tend to wear a lot of capris or long pants (in the winter) because my thighs rub together and I don't want to chafe! Haha sorry if that's TMI! :) 

2. Cuteness Factor. Of course I want to look good in what I'm wearing! Even when (especially when!) I'm a sweaty mess from a long run or hardcore strength workout. Gotta be ready for those post workout selfies ;-)

3. Price. I love certain brand name workout clothes-- but I can't afford to buy it all the time. I tend to stick to 1 or 2 items for the spring/summer and 1 or 2 items for the winter seasons. 

4. Confidence. How does the outfit make me feel? I was excited to wear my "in training for the Philadelphia Marathon" tank top last summer, but it ended up making me look large and frumpy. I want to wear outfits that boost my confidence, make me feel like a badass, and make me feel like I can conquer any challenge thrown at me. 

So tell me-- how do you choose your outfits to get moving in? Are you all about form, fit, and function? Or is aesthetic appeal at the top of your list? I'm a little of both :) Feel free to leave me a comment!