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Cute work out clothes and why you NEED them

JCPenneys.com $12 Pink Capri
So Big and I went to work out this morning, I put on my crummiest sweats a baseball tee and schlepped down to the gym our apartment complex has. I felt so frumpy and depressed, about the weight I've gained back. There were mirrors everywhere to check your form, but to me it was like every reflection was whispering a criticism: "You're lazy" "You're worthless" "You're never going to make it." All those voices we all here in our heads got louder and louder. I wanted to cry looking at my now much flabbier figure and what's worse is I had worn the most depressing outfit I could which is completely not my style. So I decided that was the last time I would ever feel that way.

There will be those among you who tell you it doesn't matter what you wear to the gym so long as you go, that might be true for the truely brave or the truly fashioned challenged however you are a fabulous full figured fashionista who demands the very best from not only her work and weekend wardrobe but from her active wear as well. You look good no matter where you go or what you're doing. I understand the need to need to look put together even when you're busting out a wicked sweat on the elliptical, and you don't want to pay a whole bunch for the cute stuff, understood. No more all black or white gym outfits for us!

Working out is supposed to feel good, and we know that we you look good you feel better. What better way to motivate yourself to train for that 5k or even 10k this year?  Tell all those negative voices to shut the hell up;slap on your trainers and run to the mall to pick up some the season's cutest active wear, this summer it's all about color and fun prints. Designer is always nice but in today's economy, there are some great deals for under $30, here they are:

$12 JCPenney.com
Show off your determination to all our
fellow gym rats


Oldnavy.com
Padded molded sports bra
$24.95, come in white too.
Oldnavy.com
super cute set of cinch tank, molded bra
and compression pants around  $24.95-30 per piece.
Oldnavy.com $15 show off your running man


$27 JC Penneys.com





Make sure you stick to bold colors when colorblocking, pastels on pastels no bueno for work out wear. Think sexy meets sporty, meaning bold confident colors. Rock killer duds while killing your work out, pair sexy work out gear with your best dance mix and see the calories burned rack up. Working out isn't about just looking good, it's about feeling as fierce as possible in all areas of your life, when you're body is strong and in balance, your mind will be able to tackle anything the world throws at you.

Rock on lovlies, see you in the gym!
-CGINTW





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