Happy Tuesday Ya’ll! Can we have a discussion about this crazy Virginia weather? After a borderline hot couple of days we had nothing but chilling cold rain and wind today….all day.
But, what I really want to talk about tonight is yesterday. Monday was LONG day. After 8 hours at work I needed to squeak in a quick workout before launching into a night of errands. I decided this would be a great time to try out my new workout gear from the awesome team at Lands End.
1. The clothes are cut for someone 6 feet tall. Short girls need plus sizes too!
2. The clothes are not technically appropriate for workouts meaning they are not ventilated, moisture wicking, flat in the seams etc.
3.They are cheaply made and require constant tugging, pulling, etc.
Finally, my biggest annoyance, is that bigger workout clothes are usually pretty ugly, which makes no sense. It is hard to feel confident and workout like a boss when you are feeling down about yourself from the jump. Feeling good enough to get out there is a HUGE battle for those struggling with weight issues. That is why I was truly impressed when I first scoped out Lands End new workout line. Lands End has designed a line of workout clothes that are both functional and cute- both workout and life friendly. They offer sizes XS-3X and everything looks the same regardless of size. I was totally sucked in by the cute colors and cuts. Needless to say when offered the chance to put these pieces to the test- I was excited!
The first thing I noticed is that the pants actually fit correctly. Can I get an amen from the short gals out there??? There was no folding at the waist, no pinching anywhere, and the length was spot on!
It got a touch too warm after my first lap so I ditched the jacket at my house but the shirt performed like a champ! It was just the right amount of stretchy without being clingy. The length (again) was perfect. I didn’t have to tug it down once over my stomach or hips. I also loved where it hit on my arms. I will definitely be seeking this shirt out in other colors, possibly all of them. (Ahem- shopping addiction much?) I was definitely a happy girl after my workout!
By this time, it was creeping into the evening hours and I had a HUGE grocery store run to make. While I do prefer to dress in “real clothes” for the store there are just times when dashing out after a workout is inevitable. Luckily, I just tossed on my running jacket and I was set. The hubs even called the combo cute. And I have to say, it was. I dug the pink…obviously.
Oh, and the jacket had my current favorite trend…thumb holes. All in all, Lands End NAILED IT with their plus size workout line!!! Love!
As for tonight, I am relaxing with the hubs and pups.Tomorrow is Weight Watchers Weigh In Day….Ready or not!!!
*Lands End provided complimentary clothing for review but the opinions expressed, as always, are my own.