Just do it…


The start of a new year is always a time of reflection for me. I’m more about making goals then resolutions, and looking for ways to better myself. I’ve been traveling so much I’ve fallen off my workout schedule, so now that I’m home I’m hoping to get back into a routine. And I’ve been making a cautious effort to be more active during the day.


Outfit details (all available at JCP):

Nike Solid Leggings

Xersion Mesh t-shirt

Xersion Studio Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Hoodie (on sale!)





Charlie has been a big help with that. Having just rescued him, this is our first winter together and he’s probably one of the best things for getting me outside an extra 2-3 times a day no matter what the weather is. He’s a senior dog so it’s important he gets good exercise – and it’s obviously important to me as well. Every morning we race off the front steps and sprint to the coffee shop to get our heart rates up and then take an extended walk around the neighborhood as I caffeinate. In the afternoon we run errands, he’s also the perfect weight of 8lbs so carrying him around is my guaranteed daily arm workout. Then in the evenings we take a brisk run around the block to get our bodies moving.

JCPenney has been a really incredible partner for me this year and where I buy a lot of my workout gear. They have so many affordable styles and have great sales! I buy a lot from Nike, which has top performance gear (I love their Dri-FIT styles), and Xersion for their great basics. Mostly in black so my workout clothes are more versatile, plus black is slimming. I love a done up workout look as much as the next girl, but for my everyday life, I need effortless and affordable clothes that are on-trend and easy to work into my wardrobe. My entire look can be worn while I’m exercising or as separates mixed in with other staples from my closet for when I’m running around doing errands. The athlesiure trend isn’t going anywhere so it’s so worth it for me to find clothes that don’t have to just be worn when hitting the gym. One of my favorite recent finds is this Xersion Studio Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Hoodie (on sale for $19.99). I get cold easily and have been looking for a longer hoodie since I hate when I stretch and my shirt rides up above my stomach. This one covers my elongated torso and then some and is a great layering piece. Plus it’s so comfortable!

What are your go-to workout brands and clothes? Let me know, leave a comment or chat with me on social: @prettyconnected.

Thank you JCPenney for collaborating with me on this post!