Can we talk activewear? I wanted to share a bit about what I wear and why I work out………
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So, I wanted to address something. Lately, I've been talking about body positivity and being comfortable in your own skin. But, if you follow me on Instagram…..then you know I've also started a new habit. During the work week (Monday to Friday)….I wake up at the crack of dawn (5 am) and work out each day before getting ready and leaving for work.
I've actually gotten a couple of emails asking if I'm trying to lose a lot of weight, or how working out makes me feel about my journey with body positivity. So why am I working out? Spoiler…..I have no plans to lose a significant amount of weight. For the first time in my life, I'm comfortable with the number on the scale and the size on my jeans label. I'm working on loving my body, and celebrating my own shape. But part of that process? Is treating my body with respect. While I may not be (and don't want or need to be) a size zero….what I do want is to be healthy. And I believe that healthy bodies come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
So for me? Treating my body well, and working on my health? Means working out. Five mornings a week. Ironically, as much as I dream that 5 am alarm…..I'm quickly getting addicted to morning workouts ( I know, I thought people that got up to hit the gym at the crack of dawn were insane). Why? The endorphins kicking in are the BEST way to start the day……and I feel calm, centered, and AWAKE when I start my day. And isn't that the POINT? The point of all of this? Is to find a healthy balance, both mentally and physically.These adorable activewear pieces are from one of my favorite brands….Aerie. You saw this coming right? The #AerieREAL campaign is a phenomenal movement that encourages women to celebrate the beauty of who they are (both inside and out). I mean, they encouraged me to take pictures in nothing but a sports bra……and I can't tell you how proud I am that I did it! Aerie’s workout gear is comfortable, flattering and MOVEABLE. And when you’ve got curves, there’s nothing quite like activewear that ACTUALLY fits. These leggings? I’d wear them everyday if I could. The higher waistline is perfect, and they actually stay PUT while moving. And this sports bra? The back is adorable, and it supports like a dream. I love that these pieces look stylish AND function, plus make me feel great!