Clear back - give it some room to breath!! It's pulse is dropping quickly! We may need to get the paddles!! Doctor! We need a doctor -- this New Year's resolution is almost dead.
Puh-lease... trust me, I know how this works. January 1st - you spout off about how you are going to lose 30 pounds and run a marathon and blah blah blah...
then, by the second week in you are eating cheetos on the couch and hoping that by paying your gym membership fee regardless of you showing up or not - you will lose weight. Duh - it can work through osmosis right?
Not this year!
Here at Examiner.com, I know what will inspire my fellow fashionistas - new workout clothing! And these duds are not just pretty to look at. They are equal parts fashion and function that will keep you looking good while doing good for your body.
That dreaded mirror at the gym... well in 2014 you will learn to love it! Look fabulous in the following items that have been tested and approved by me!
Solow Legging with Side Tunnel & Contrast Back Yoke
Forget the same ole same ole leggings. These jersey legging with from Solow add a pop color to your hip and a fun new look to your typical workout ensamble! Available on solowstyle.com for $58.
New Balance Chai Tank
The Anue Yoga collection by New Balance is composed of recycled fabrics and organic cotton, plus it’s all designed to provide a flattering fit all while maintaining extreme comfort. Boston-ites are extremely conscientious of what their clothing is made of, so this extremely fashionable tank provides physical and mental comfort. Popping with vivid colors and disintegrating textures, the Chai Tank is composed of micro polyester and spandex jersey to create a unique, double layer netting mesh that glows from one color to the next. Ideal for breathability during a workout, the Chai Tank is available in a variety of colors. Throw on a cardigan and you can hit Whole Foods or your local coffee shop after your session and still look chic.
Available at www.newbalance.com for $48.
The Mermaid Sports Bra From Valleau
This low to medium impact sports bra has a flattering scoop neckline and intricate hand knotted back detail. The combination of light material and unique design make it perfect for showing off at your next workout. Available on www.valleauapparel.com for $39.
This product is the bees knees! he he! Bombas is a sock company crusading for a noble cause - helping in the battle against homelessness. They have a fantastic new line of mind-blowing athletic socks - and for every one purchased, one pair is donated! Their team spent over 2 years on research and development and came up with seven significant improvements to the athletic sock. Don't believe me? Click here! And to top it all off - the socks look great! So many fun colors available for athletes in your choice of 'ankle' or 'calf' height. Available on www.bombassocks.com for $9 each.
I am just starting to get into protein powder and sheesh, as good as it is for you, sometimes it can be an ordeal. Up until recently I would bring around a tupperware full of the protein and then a water bottle full of almond milk. Thankfully no more! BlenderBottle ProStak is a leak-proof bottle with storage for powders or vitamins in the bottom. The patented BlenderBall wire whisk is key in ensuring shakes are smooth and frothy every time. Available on www.blenderbottle.com for $13.99.
LA fashion sense with functionality for all. This recently launched line of active-wear is fresh off the runway - and you can be sure you will be noticed whereever you happen to be working out! For more information on the 2014 collection and where to find it all visit activewear.koral.com.
Solow Jacket with Leather Trim Peplum
Looking for another option besides the regular zip up hoodie? Solow fitness apparel has you covered. They have a super feminine eclon jacket with faux leather trim, peplum and puff sleeves -- and yes, it is activewear. Perfect to throw on right after a workout this jacket can take you from the gym to post-workout cocktails (er... protein shakes) in a jiff! It's figure flattering seaming fives you the perfect hourglass effect. Available on www.solowstyle.com for $161.
With 11g of protein, a unique blend of complex carbohydrates and an excellent source of fiber in each 11oz. bottle, Svelte offers the lasting energy and nutrition you need to fuel your morning workouts or fight those afternoon sugar cravings. The USDA Certified Organic shakes are also certified gluten-free, and dairy-free. .
Svelte recently partnered with celebrity fitness expert Michelle Lovitt, who works with A-List personalities, including Courteney Cox, Lauren Graham, and Julianne Moore, to offer tips to help people feel great and achieve personal health and fitness goals in the New Year. Available on http://drinksvelte.com for $2.29 each!
Lorna Jane Athena Excel Tank
You go girl - add some funky fashions and bright colors to your wardrobe! This lightweight tank is ideal for yoga and studio workouts as it is light airy and let's one move freely. Made from LJ Honeycomb Mesh fabric which is shrink and fade resistant, wicks moisture and is quick drying and breathable. Pair it with a fun sports bra - and you've got a killer outfit! Available on www.lornajane.com
Cool Gear Medium Reef Bottle
Everyone needs one! The perfect accessory for the stylish gym-goer or outdoor enthusiast on your radar. Cool Gear offers innovative products committed to helping maintain a greener planet and encourage a healthier & happier lifestyle. Accented with bright colors and designs, all products are BPA free, dishwasher safe and designed with patented convenience features and their leak-proof bottles keep drinks cold for up to 4 hours. Available on www.coolgearinc.com for $10.99.
Need a little motivation from friends and family - connect with them on skype. This is the best tool to ensure that you have the support you need to continue with your fitness goals. You can chat face to face and actually SEE the results as they happen - toning here, tightening there, losing a little jiggle here - share it on Skype! For more information visit www.skype.com
Coola Citrus Mimosa Sunscreen
Hurray for Spray! Listen girl you can't workout hard without worrying about getting burned. Avoid that by tossing a little Coola Citrus Mimosa sunscreen in your gym bag. Coola is the real deal offering Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection, this Farm to Face™ sourced spray will also nourish, repair and hydrate skin with 97% certified organic ingredients like Cucumber, Algae and Strawberry Extracts; and Red Raspberry Seed Oil, a natural sunscreen and anti-inflammatory rich in Omega-3 and 6. Have your fun in the sun and then some with COOLA! Available at www.coolasuncare.com
NuBello Raspberry Protien Powder
Fuel your body right! Sometimes the best accessory is not something you wear on your body but that works on the inside. NuBello delivers a unique proprietary blend of over 30 super fruits & vegetables in one easy-to-prepare serving. Sweetened with all-natural stevia, this
gluten-free, no soy, no dairy, delicious plant-based protein is a
nutritional powerhouse with stress-reducing vitamins and antioxidants that not only boost mood and memory, but offer a concentrated source of energy to help sustain and elevate you throughout the day. Available for $50 on http://nubello.myshopify.com