I have decided it is finally time to get real and lose the last of my baby weight that is lingering. Everyone said oh, nursing will burn off all that weight just you wait. Well guess what it never did. Then people told me once I stopped nursing I would lose the last of it because my body was holding on to it while nursing. I stopped nursing 3 weeks ago and still no magical weight loss. The truth is I have found it really hard to lose the last of the weight with baby number two. I have also had a hard time finding the time to exercise with two kids. I am run ragged most days and don't have the time or energy to get to the gym. I run about once a week on the weekends but that is the extent of my exercise these days. I know I need to make exercise a priority not only to tone up and shed a few pounds but for my mental sanity. I am a happier person when I have some physical activity in my life. I am writing all this on here to try and hold myself accountable. My plan is to wake up early two days a week and run while the kids are still asleep and then also run once each weekend. Now that it is lighter in the morning I am hoping I can get my butt out of bed and take advantage of the extra daylight. In addition to that I would like to do a Tracy Anderson video or Barre class once a week. That gives me 4 days of exercise and I would be happy with that. Any tips from moms on scheduling workouts, finding the time and holding yourself accountable?
I decided some new workout clothes were just what I needed to inspire me. I wish Charleston had a great department store but sadly we don't. So last weekend when I was in Charlotte I hit up Nordstrom and checked out the Zella line in person. I have heard nothing but amazing things about Zella and the clothes did not disappoint. I took my mom with me and tried on almost every piece they had in stock. I needed an honest opinion on what looked good and what didn't- that is what mom's are best at, telling you the truth! It was hard to narrow down what to buy because I loved it all. These were two of my favorite pieces I picked up.
I just love the capri pants. They fit like a glove and I felt like they really helped to suck in my flabby stomach. I honestly had a hard time deciding what color to go with. If you are between sizes go down a size for the extra support.
I chose the navy version because it was different from my standard black ones. The live in slim fit capri is the style I am wearing. It also comes in this gorgeous purple color.
I almost bought these leopard ones, I kind of loved them and they will probably be my next pair.
I also really loved the space dye version as well. It comes in three fabulous colors. All are the same style as the navy ones I am wearing.
The tank top is plain awesome. I can usually find pants that I like but tops are hard for me. I hate nothing more than a workout top that is too clingy and shows all your lines and bulges. This top fits great not too tight, not too loose- the perfect fit.
It comes in five different colors. I really love this royal blue color too.
For the price it is such a great workout top. I am wearing a size medium for those curious.
I also loved this compression tank. It is super cute on.
Just so you can get a good laugh and see me being really "active" in the clothes here you go!
The best arm workout is lifting this guy!
For those curious my shoes are Puma but they are an older version. This is a similar version and a great running shoe!
and how amazing are these hot pink pumas?
You can shop my whole look below and my other Zella Favorites!
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts, opinions, and clothing choices are always my own!