Before I get into today’s post, I have to discuss my dinner Saturday night. Remember how I said I was craving onion rings?
That craving got demolished The special of the night at The Piston Broke was a turkey and black bean burger with greens, onion, tomato and guacamole. Of course, that is right up my alley, so I ordered one with a side of onion rings. Oh my goodness, amazing.
Workout Clothing Necessities
So while I was out shopping on Saturday, I made it my goal to get some new workout clothes. I had a gift card for Sport Chek from Christmas that I hadn’t used yet, plus I wanted to see what I could find at Winners (if you’re unfamiliar, it’s basically the Canadian version of TJ Maxx). I was only able to find one pair of shorts that I liked at Sport Chek (a pair Nike Pros) but I found one top and two pairs of bottoms (plus another sweater that I liked) at Winners. I had no idea Winners was such a mecca for workout clothes! The stuff I got all seemed good quality, and no piece was over $20 (Lululemon, ahem. It’s so pretty but I can never get myself to actually buy anything…somebody needs to take me shopping and be a bad influence). Plus $30 for the Nike shorts.
It got me thinking…I am REALLY picky when it comes to my workout clothes. I’m not too picky about brands, but I’m really specific about what styles I like.
- colourful. I tend to really like neons and brights.
- form-fitting. It drives me insane when I have stuff flowing around my body when I’m trying to do sprints or the like.
- No built-in bras. There’s no way I’m not going to wear my own sports bra when I work out, so the built-in ones just tend to flatten my (already small) chest. Not cool
- tank tops. I don’t like tshirts or anything with sleeves.
- seamless. Less itchiness/annoyances.
- preferably black or neutral.
- form-fitting. Again, nothing needs to be floating around me.
- shorts or capris. I hate long pants or tights – I will never wear yoga pants to actually work out in (and I wonder why I won’t run outside in cold weather?)
- Stays put. No having to stop mid run because the legs are riding up too much (or the waistband is slowly falling).
If my workout clothes don’t meet these criteria, I won’t be 100% happy with them. So far, not too bad.
(clearly taken post-workout. Yay sweaty selfies! P.S. What the hell do you do with your face for an outfit selfie?! I can never make it not awkward).
While the top has a bit of a bra built in, it’s not TOO annoying. It does have a bit of bust-flattening action, but I’ll look past it for now. The colour is pretty, I like the fabric and it only cost $17, so I won’t complain too much. But I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for some better workout tops over the next few months.
But the shorts – I’m kind of obsessed. They meet my length, colour and fit requirement. And while I was doing my treadmill intervals, they absolutely did not move. Yay good buys!
And from the back…(butt shot. You’re welcome).
(Hey, I’m proud of it!)
And moving on…
When I was making the meal plan last week, I couldn’t get the idea of steak out of my head. So, it was penciled in for last nights dinner.
Steak, a baked potato with sour cream and a side salad. Definitely made for an amazing Sunday night dinner. And I’ve discovered my favourite new way of roasting potatoes – rub with with a bit of olive oil and salt, poke some holes in them and roast them at 350 for about 45-55 minutes with a pan underneath to catch any drippings. Seriously, amazing. And think, I’d just been throwing them in the microwave all this time.
Have a happy Monday!
<— Are you picky about workout clothes? Any colour/style preferences?
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