Monday, January 19, 2015

Shopping is my cardio

I have been consistent with the gym for a while now, I want to say since October and I have been seeing a lot of results! When I go to the gym I like to focus on everything, but not all in one day. I've learned that I have strong upper body strength, strong legs, and a weak core. Yet when I go to the gym, I work out a different part of my body each day. So one day I'll do arms and legs, another day I'll focus on abs, etc. 

I love getting new workout gear, it makes me want to go to the gym and is a great motivation! I know I needed to get new gear due to the cold weather, so I went and got this half zipped sweater from Abercrombie and Fitch outlet. Unfortunately I couldn't find it on their website, but you can find alternatives at H&M, Victoria Secret Pink, Nike, etc. I think the most important piece when picking out workout gear is your bottoms! You need to have bottoms that cover up completely because you are bending down a lot and don't want to show anything. The ones that I am wearing fit perfect, they are dark enough so no one can see through them and are extremely comfortable to work out in. They are also warm enough to run outdoors. They don't ride up or slip down like several other leggings due to their tight waistband. And I absolutely love the tribal print detail on the side of the leggings. 
Don't you just love this "Shopping is my cardio" top? I am obsessed over it! If any of you personally know me, you know I love shopping so when I saw this at Victoria Secret, I knew I had to have it! To wrap up this outfit, I went with these pink/ purple nike airmax shoes that I got about a year ago, they are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn. I believe it is necessary to wear a headband, to get your hair out of your face. Hats, sweatbands, etc work as a great alternative as well. 

Leggings: Victoria Secret PINK // Top: Victoria Secret PINK // Sweater: A & F (Similar) 
Shoes: NIKE (Similar) // Headband: VS PINK

I don't usually put on makeup with I workout but sometimes I go after work, so I can't help it! A lot of people question why I workout, it's not to lose weight or anything but instead I want to gain muscle and tone up! As much as I love listening to music and get in the zone while at the gym, or running outdoor, I also love listening to the great outdoor and listening to my friends when I have a workout buddy! In addition to doing cardio, lifting weight, I also love taking the classes the gyms offer. A lot of times people don't know what to do when going to the gym, so several gyms offer classes such as Zumba, KickBoxing, Just abs, Bootcamp, and so on. I enjoy going to these classes even if I don't have a workout buddy, these are great because the trainers guide you through your workout. I will try to do more fitness posts as I become more consistent with my workouts.

Thank you for so much for stopping by!

XOXO- Olivia


  1. Wow, you are well in shape and it is easy to recognise that not only shopping is your cardio :)
    Thank you for your pleasant comment on my blog. You have a beautiful blog and now I wonder if you want to follow each other?

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  2. Nice article :) You're definitely doing the right thing by working out different body parts each day. It's more efficient than being only on treadmills all day long.
    I also love my VS work out clothes,mainly because the pants are not see-through. I think it's always a bit weird when you can see a girl's complete butt because of thin pants :)

    1. Thank you sweetheart! Your comment stood out to me! Thank you for completely reading my article rather than just commenting! Come back soon!

      XOXO- Olivia