let’s talk about workout apparel shall we?
items that are not only cute, fit within the budget, but can also be worn when not working out.
truth be told i was hunting for a bra that would work with certain dresses and tops that showed a little more back than i’m used to…and everything i kept finding were either a. too cheap and wouldn’t offer any support or b. were so dang expensive i couldn’t justify it for only wearing it with a few items of clothes.
then the chorus started singing and i stumbled onto valleau apparel’s selection of sports bras i knew it was meant to be. i gave these sports bras a what’s for and have come back to tell you – they rock!!
not only are these sports bra’s made from a former NCAA gymnast, but they are made in the good ol’ USA (one of my favorite things to support!) feel free to read a little more about valleau.
i wouldn’t go run a 5k in the two i’m featuring (i did run a mile or two) if you’re a little heavier up-top; though knowing myself, i could have just sized wrong. i found them perfect for HIIT workouts, tabatas, yoga, pilates, boxing, and any really any other workout you’d like to try.
they dry quickly, are quality fabric, comfortable beyond belief, and will keep you tucked-in if you’re doing any planks, turns, or flips. if you’re anywhere from a low-c and below you are probably able to do some seriously high-impact workouts in them – but for me, it wasn’t as secure as i would like for the super high impact sessions.
i’m a little self conscious throwing these pics out there.
i’m in the middle of this weight loss journey…and my body is within transition.
we are constantly bombarded with images of women who have these tight bodies that make us believe it is the absolute perfection…when it’s not.
so even though i still need to loose lbs and tighten here and there – i still want to be able to love myself throughout the journey and help (even if in a small way) to encourage women to be happy.
(2nd honest moment – i wouldn’t normally wear a sports bra without a shirt to workout in public; but i wanted to show these bad boys off! BAHA)
needless to say…i will not only be wearing these for working out – but for daily life in some sweet tops & dresses.
/// and you’re welcome for the casper whiteness – it’s true…summer hasn’t fully started yet 😉
the hammock | valleau apparel
the mermaid | valleau apparel
aruba wrap top | fabletics
compression capris | old navy
have you tried out any new athletic wear lately?
what are some of your favorite brands & items?
and for your laughing pleasure – doing a headstand on the grass was way harder than those pictures made it look. i think i have 10 outtakes of me completely flipping and eating it. tree roots where everywhere.
heads up: valleau apparel sent me the mermaid sports bra to test out and review, i bought the hammock and love them both – all opinions, raves, and pictures are my own. 🙂