Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Workout Edition

Who doesn’t love new workout clothes? I know I do. It also might help motivate me a tad bit more to dust off that double stroller in our garage. And, what if you just run errands in them on the weekends? That’s OK, too. Whatever your motivation, it’s always nice to stock up on a few favorites each year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Below are my favorites, and some are in my shopping cart right now.
The prices are really good.

Happy Shopping!

Zella High Waist Crop Leggings

pink crop zella leggings

For years I read about how “great” these leggings are, especially the “high waist” ones, and last year I finally bought a few pairs (for around $35 each, during the sale), and they really do live up to the reviews. The high waist really does fit better, plus the material is thicker than most leggings I’ve seen/worn which is really nice.

Zella Leggings

zella leggings

I love the long version too. I have two pairs. They run true to size.

Patagonia Quilted Pullover

patagonia quilted pullover

I really like this classic quilted pullover. This comes in 4 colors.

North Face Hooded Fleece Pullover

North Face Hooded Fleece

This fleece is hanging in my closet now. It’s so incredibly soft, and it also comes in black. I sized up because I like a looser fit.

Patagonia Parka

Patagonia Parka

I like to leave some things to the imagination, and to be covered up in the winter. Plus, it gets cold, especially  if you’re wearing leggings, this jacket would be perfect. Love this color. It comes in grey & black too.

Zella Outta Town Hoodie

zella hoodie

I have a few of Zella’s tops. So soft, and the fit is great.

Zella Pace Tank

Zella Tank Top

Again, if I’m working out (or running errands), I want my tops a bit looser than most, so this tank fits the bill.

Zella Sports Bra

zella bra

You’ve gotta have a great sports bra for working out. This comes in 3 other colors.

Adidas No-show pom pom socks

pom pom socks

These socks are so cute. I love the pom poms! I’m pretty sure my Mom wore pom pom socks back in the 80’s! Loved them then, and now.

S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

swell water bottle
Need to stay hydrated? Here’s a cute, BPA Free water bottle/reason. This comes in LOTS of fun patterns & colors.

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What workout clothes do you love? Please share with me! I’d love to hear what you like too!

Have a happy day!

Motivation for the last 5 pounds


I remember this time last year I was not in a good place, weight-wise. I had just had our first baby, and I still had a lot of weight to lose. Today, I’m proud to say I’ve lost everything but the last 5 pounds.
I took a short break exercising, as the last four weeks have been hard to get out and exercise in this heat. But, today, I went for a walk again with my little one, and it felt so good. What feels even better? Knowing that this Fall, I’m actually going to be back to the size I was before I found out I was expecting. I’m giddy with excitement about fitting into my old clothes too. It was a hard road. I remember days when I didn’t want to go for a walk, but I forced myself to go. I eat better too. No crash diets here, just simply making better choices at every meal. And, it’s paid off. Next time around, I’m not gaining as much weight, but to look back where I was a year ago, it’s truly amazing what I’ve accomplished besides raising our little one. One day at a time, one step at a time. You can do it too.

Happy Monday, friends!

Just Begin

It’s time. Time to just begin…again.

just begin


Every so often I get in a workout lull, and I am there, and I have been for a few months now. I always seem to find an excuse as to why “I don’t have time” to fit my workout into my day, yet in my head I know what kind of shape I want to be in, and I am not there yet. And, it’s my fault. I have no one to blame but myself. I am done with the excuses, done with blaming not being in shape on other things as to why I am not at my best.

I am perfectionist at heart, which is a really good thing when it comes to some things in my life, and an enemy with other things. I know I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to, too.  As my water bottle during my swimming days said “no pain, no gain.” I am a firm believer in that statement. I am so blessed to be able to workout and push myself beyond my comfort zone. I’ve been eating healthy for quite awhile now, and that’s helped with the weight loss, but now I need to tone up. Now, I just need to get out there and do it. Today, I’m back. I am getting back on track, and making it a part of my everyday again. Working out helps me relax, relieve stress and be a better wife, mom and person.

Here are a few things that motivate me to get out there and get in shape. It doesn’t hurt to have cute workout clothes to get you in the mindset, right? Sometimes these workout clothes double as an everyday outfit. One of the perks of being a SAHM. Target is where I get most of my workout clothes (off of the clearance rack) or Old Navy. I am not impressed with the Target stuff this year, so these are more links to the “styles” I wear, but I don’t pay Athleta prices. Way too much for something you sweat in, in my opinion.

 Bustle Skort


I love running skorts. They are cute and feminine. They move with you while you’re working out. I have a ton of these from Target and Costco. Costco is another great place for workout bottoms.

Go-Dry Racerback Tanks


I like my workout tops to be loose. No one needs to see what I am trying to lose. It’s a pet peeve of my mine to see super tight workout clothes on people. Even if you’re really fit. Why? There is no need for it. Again, these move with you. Stock up in every color.

Compression Capris


Love the length of these capris. They come in Tall, too. So comfortable.

Women’s New Balance for J.Crew 620 Sneakers


I am due for another pair of these New Balance. Mine are red right now, but I’m loving this color combination, and they’re on sale right now.

iPhone 6 Armband


Love this case. Hands-free is the only way to go.

What workout gear motivates you?



Let’s do this!