Fitness Gear for the ‘Not So Fit’ Girl

I’d like to think that I am “fit and healthy,” but the truth is that I’ll eat whatever I want, whenever I want. And working out? Forget about it. I got into a really good regimen months ago and was going about 3 times a week, but lately it’s been an average of once a week or once every two weeks. I do love working out, but I also love making up excuses so that I don’t have to go. Just ask my boyfriend. He goes to Planet Fitness religiously and always finds himself dragging me with him. Recently, he’s given up and just leaves me alone with my Netflix and cheese doodles. But I’m happy to announce that I think those days are over.

imageThis week, I received my first Influenster Vox Box and it was from Victoria’s Secret (side note: I worked at VS my freshman year of college. Go Angels!) Inside, a sports bra and Capri pants were beautifully wrapped in pink tissue paper. Immediately I put it on. Not to work out, obviously… But I just wanted to try it out. The first thing that came to mind was how comfortable it felt on my body. I was already imagining myself at the gym on the treadmill running like a badass. So that night, I dragged my boyfriend to the gym.

The bra advertises that it has:

  • Medium support
  • Padding lifts & shapes
  • Breathable mesh panels
  • Adjustable straps
  • Locking-zip front closure
  • Nylon performance fabric with four-way stretch
  • Body-Wick keeps you cool & dry

Translation: This bra pretty much does it all. It kept everything in place and felt like it was a part of my skin. The only thing I find a bit troubling is the front closure. It’s a zipper so it bounces a bit when running. It’s not uncomfortable or distracting, but it could/should be more discreet.

The Capri pants advertises that it has:

  • Smooth seams for total comfort
  • Lined, reinforced gusset
  • Hidden drawstring waist
  • Hidden waistband pocket
  • Nylon performance fabric with four-way stretch
  • Body-Wick keeps you cool and dry

Translation: These pants are better for yoga. Don’t even bother bringing these bad boys to the gym. I had to keep pulling them up every 4 minutes or so when I was on the treadmill. The lining around the pants to reinforce it to stay in place is thick so it’s annoying to run and feel it rubbing against my thighs. So, bad for running, but probably better for warrior poses. I’ll have to try it out next week.

I’ll definitely sport these items the next time I’m in the gym or yoga class… When I’m not busy making excuses not to go.

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.