1.19.2011

The gear!

So workout gear.  Now obviously you can have a great heart pumping workout without ANY of these things, but I've spent lots of moolah over the years on stuff, thought I'd share what I love.

{THE FEET}

Who doesn't  go in to a department store and pick a cute workout shoe by color??  I did!  When I first started running my legs would kill me, so I took the plunge and went to Run On to be fitted for a shoe.  They made me run around the store barefoot and preceded to tell me I had a fallen arch on my right foot.  Who knew?  She went to the back and came out with several different shoes and I'll tell you I wanted to pick the 'pretty' pair immediately.  After picking the most COMFORTABLE pair {and did you know you should wear a half size bigger because your feet swell when you workout?} I will never run in just any old pair of shoes again.  They make a world of difference and I think the cost was around 100 bucks.  I make them last by only wearing them to workout.

{The boobies}

This is for the big booby girls, if you are not one you can skip this section ;)  The WORST part of being overweight and working out is containing the girls, ugh.  After I had Miss M I think I was like an F or some crazy letter like that.  I've always been "blessed" in that area {which is not really a blessing, if you have 'em you know what I mean}  I am a total bra snob, I literally have somewhere around 50 pairs.  Yikes, at 60+ bucks a pop, don't tell my husband!  I'm just always on the hunt for the perfect one.  SO,  do NOT go to Target or Wal-Mart or even a department store to get a sports bra.  Find a specialty shop, if you live in Dallas I recommend The Maddox Shop, they will fit you and can make adjustments when you start to lost weight so you get more use out of it!   If you don't have one near you, the sporting goods stores carry some good ones, I always buy a size smaller than you need so they are nice and pressed in, haha.


This is what you don't want, it's cute but no support! Pick something where the fabric doesn't have much give, the less the fabric moves the less your boobs will.  Sometimes I will take the one pictured above and put it over the smaller one, just so it looks cute under my tank :)

{Extras}

The one thing that I LOVE LOVE LOVE is my Polar Heart Rate Monitor, I wear it every single time I workout! 




The reason I love this and really think everyone should have one is that it measures your calorie burn, somedays I'm working out really hard {or at least I feel like I am} I look down at my watch and I'm only at 150 calories, I think to myself  "that didn't even burn off my Starbucks this morning!" so onward I go :)  It really motivates me to keep going, you really can't just listen to your body.  I would probably quit after 15 minutes!  Plus when you know exactly how long it takes to burn off 500 calories you think twice about eating that cupcake. 


The other tool I've been using lately is my Droid X, {I'm so addicted to this phone, if you have one look me up on Word Feud I'm prettymeg, my friends are tired of me beating them, lol}   I've been using it to track the distance on my runs, the app I'm using is the Cardiotrainer because it uses GPS to track and not movement like a pedometer.   I just got my phone so if y'all know of another one that's good let me know!


And after you are done with your awesome workout, nothing beats snuggle time with the baby while watching our favorite show, JERSEY SHORE :) Move over Sesame Street!  Watching that show sure makes me miss tanning....

6 comments:

  1. I just sent you a wordfeud request. I love this game also!! I think my user name is chargolden.

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  2. all the running info is great, but I started crying when I saw you two, I MISS MY BABY!!! Bring her over to see Grandma!

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  3. I'm on Word Feud too. Handbagobsessed if you get bored. :) I am not good however.

    I definitely need a heart rate monitor. That would totally motivate me for sure!!!

    XOXO

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  4. ohhh i want a polar! i start training monday morning...ughhh... runs at 6am. but on the bright side, i do need some new shoes! and i love that you watch jersey shore with the bambina! we LOVE that show!!!

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  5. I think that having cute work out gear makes you more likely to go use it to work out! :)

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  6. Hi Megan! I'm Kim from Stacking Up Smith's! SOO nice to meet you. Thanks for your sweet comment on my pink/black armoire! Glad you liked it.
    You are beautiful by the way!!

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