This week I could deadlift a 30-pound weight and not feel like my muscles were going to rip apart. I felt strong.
As I heal more from my surgery, I’ve started to exercise more. In the past 5 years since I’ve become a mom, I’ve been stuck doing low-impact and diastasis recti safe workouts. I’M DONE. I’m still fresh from surgery and have to go slow, but I want to be able to deadlift 200 pounds by the end of this year. I want to train hard for the first time in my life and not be scared.
That means I need more workout clothes for this goal I have. And I know I’ll be spending more time in them, too. Last time I checked my workout wardrobe, I only saw black leggings and black sneakers. BORING. If I’m going to wear more workout clothes in my daily life, they have to give me life and make me want to get my butt in the gym (or my garage). I also wanted a way to make these clothes more wearable if I’m running errands.
So I went and got some red sweatshirts and sports bras, mauve pink leggings and of course, fun pink sneakers. Did you know light-colored sneakers look so much better than black ones? They do! Especially if you’re petite, they don’t cut off your leg. Now I can leave husband in charge of bedtime and go to the gym or get up from bed at 5 am, workout, then go about my day. A cute outfit definitely helps pull me away.
How To Make Your Gym Clothes Look Like An Outfit
Have you seen those pictures of celebrities going to the gym?
You’ll always see them with a fancy bag. Not a backpack or gym bag, a leather structured bag. It takes the outfit from “I went to the gym and haven’t showered” to “I look put together even in workout clothes”. That’s how I felt when I added the bag to this outfit.
How To Search for Sneakers, Bags (or anything) on eBay
All it takes is an easy eBay search to find the exact things I’m shopping for. I usually come to eBay with a specific style in mind and use the search bar. Another trick is to use their filters to find things that are in new condition that you can buy now. Then you can narrow it down even further for free fast shipping. I’ve done this with leggings, jeans, and they even have authentic designer bags.
Bag – This is the Rebecca Minkoff Jean bag. I’d had it on my wishlist for a while, and I’m so happy I finally got it. I knew the bag I wanted, so I searched “Rebecca Minkoff Jean bag“. Then I could see all the colors and prices available. These are some other bags I’d pair with a workout outfit:
If you’re still searching for the perfect bag for you, look through all of eBay’s handbags here.
Leggings – My favorite Alo Yoga airbrush leggings. You have to dig in and look for your size, but it’s worth it. These leggings are amazing, and I don’t mind wearing them with a short top.
Do you have fitness goals? Make them all about strength and energy, and less about pounds and clothing sizes. The “why” changes everything and keeps you focused.
A huge thank you to eBay for sponsoring this post! They seriously have a great inventory and have become a go-to of mine for shoes and bags. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own.
For more of my journey to a strong mom, find me over on IG (@julietatorresd). You’ll also find all the athleisure, high-rise jeans, and a raw and vulnerable take on motherhood. Social media shouldn’t be for the good things only. See you there!