These days I’m doing everything I can to get outside and move a little each day. And some days the best way for me to ensure that I get that afternoon walk or evening workout in is to put on suitable clothing for those activities from the get go. Otherwise I end up using my zipped up, buttoned up and styled outfit as an excuse to forgo the workout. So today I’m sharing what to put on in the AM for a PM workout.
Yes, we’re continuing with the athleisure themed outfits for one more day. As I said in yesterday’s post on what to wear when you want to be comfy at home but also chic to go, I’ve been getting a number of reader requests in this area. Here’s the request that sparked today’s post.
“I need inspiration. I have been in a rut. I workout with my husband in the evening. I have been waking up, dressing in gym clothes with no makeup for the day so I am ready for our evening workout. Then the next day all over again. Ugh I am sure my husband would appreciate at least a little makeup now and then!”~ a Private Facebook Group Member
It sounds to me like my reader might benefit from simply creating some pretty athleisure looks that help her look and feel feminine during the day. Then she could make a few simple switch-ups before working out with her hubby in the evenings.
What to Put on in the AM
If I’m really serious about working at my desk or in my home during the day but then getting that workout in later, I’ll frequently put on leggings like these in the AM. That way I have no excuse not to shift gears later on. These Zenergy camo leggings are sporty enough to keep up with you in that workout, but they also look fashionable and on trend for the day.
Personally, I only wear leggings like these for daywear if I have something covering my bum, either a full length tunic or at least a long jacket or cardigan like the one I’m wearing here. These leggings fit true to size and are quite comfortable, but they also feel like they’re holding you together…know what I mean? They’re not flimsy!
For this post, I originally purchased this Soft Essentials Tank that coordinates with the cardigan. But it ran large and was too big for me to show. So I opted for my Athleta Momentum Tee that I had purchased for a similar purpose. This Tee is fitted, but so breathable and silky comfortable. It comes in several other colors and runs true to size.
I like the way the light salt and pepper grey cardigan lightens up this otherwise very dark look. It’s made in a super soft rayon, polyester, spandex fabric and is machine washable. It’s also available in deep olive and black and comes in petite sizes, too. There’s just something about wearing your leggings, joggers or other athleisure pants with a cardigan that completely softens the look, making it more feminine.
Before I move on to the PM look, I want to point out that my leather wedge sneakers are currently marked down in a hardly ever heard of price match that probably won’t last long. These sneakers run true to size and they are amazingly comfortable. And I don’t mean they’re just comfortable “for heels.” They really feel good on your feet. And I think they elevate this look tremendously.
to Workout in the PM
When you’re ready to head out the door for a brisk walk or bike ride, simply make a few changes to this smart outfit.
I simply changed into my running shoes and switched out of my cardigan and into an athletic jacket. My jacket was gifted to me by the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, not because I’m an influence, by the way, but simply because I’m in the monthly program. Yep. About once every few months they just send their members a sweet gift like this.
In case you haven’t heard before, I have participated in the FASTer Way to Fat Loss for almost three years now. I originally joined the program to lose some weight and inches, and I did lose over 20 pounds and went down two sizes. Since then I’ve continued with the FASTer Way to Fat Loss lifestyle program of intermittent fasting, carb cycling, cardio and weight training workouts and macro nutrient balancing in order to maintain my weight and stay healthy. I absolutely love the program and will gladly share more about it if you ask. Meanwhile you can get lots of information here. By the way, the whole program is now available through a very handy and intuitive app.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s athleisure post, I really can’t afford to let myself dress this way more than once or twice a week. If I wear stretchy pants too often, my waistline starts growing! Ha! Plus, I just work more efficiently and maintain a better outlook if I “get dressed” a little more than this. But this kind of look really does work for me on those days when I need to grind out work at my computer, but want to be able to hop up at a moment’s notice and head out the door for a quick walk.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. Let me know if you have any questions about today’s looks. I hope you have a lovely day!
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