MY ABSOLUTE FAV WORKOUT LEGGINGS (+thoughts on perspective)

You’ve likely noticed me wearing these leggings almost every day (literally!). They’re so good I have to share the details. And no, this is not a sponsored post. I truly just love them that much.

This whole athleisure trend is totally my thing. I love the “maybe I just came from the gym, maybe I didn’t” look.

I’m pretty simple when it comes to my everyday style and I really enjoy being comfortable. These pants are perfect for my workouts… they stay put on my waist/butt area (my #1 pet peeve with workout pants) and they are so easy to transition into a cute outfit to wear around town or to lunch.

Also… the details! These are moto leggings and have mesh and leather-ish  looking panels. Almost every time I’ve worn these, someone’s complimented them.

Now, the only workout pants I’ve ever spent $100 on are Lululemon, so there was definitely some sticker shock with these.

I had a girlfriend teach me the $1 per use rule awhile back. Have you heard of it?? Basically, you allow for $1 for every use to see if an item is justifiable. For example, if you paid $100 for these pants and wear them 100x, it’s a good buy because it only cost you $1 per use. On the contrary, you may have paid $200 for a dress you wore to your friend’s wedding and now it sits in your closet: not a good buy. 

Using that rule, these were well worth the money. I’ve probably already wore them 35 times in 3 months! If you follow me on snapchat, you know I’m in them all the time haha.

I currently have 3 pairs of workout pants that comfortably fit me and my pregnant belly and these are one of them. I share that for my fellow preggo mamas as well as anyone looking for a little give and comfort around the waistline lol.

I purchased my pre-pregnancy size and these pants have grown with me and my belly. I know when I’m not pregnant and just have too much to eat, these babies will be just right haha. 

 

FULL OUTFIT DETAILS:

Top: Old from Lululemon | Pants: HERE (I ordered the high waisted) | Sneakers (on sale!): HERE

I also wanted to share a few thoughts on something that has been on my mind a lot lately… perspective. 

Spring time stirs up a lot of excitement in the health and fitness community. Between the spring break vacations and warmer weather, everyone seems to be setting new goals and recommitting.

I’ve also noticed (from observing others and from seeing this in myself in the past), getting geared up for a new fitness routine can come with a little bit of complaining. We love the way healthy living helps us look and feel, but sometimes the daily duties that go along with that come with some “ugh, I’ve got to go to the gym” and “I don’t want to eat that” emotions.

Enter… perspective

Lately, I’ve been dealing with something difficult. In the future, I’ll share but for now that’s where I’ll leave it. Life is full of ups and downs. And when you hit an obstacle, it gives you perspective.

I’ve really been trying to live healthier inside and out. From food to my mindset and even staying active when it’s not easy, I’m really striving to make it a priority as so many of us are right now.

But, I refuse to complain about any of it. If I really don’t want to workout, I don’t, but I’m not going to sit around and mope that I didn’t get to the gym.

If I indulged and overate, I do so and move on. I don’t feel guilty.

Could I?! Oh yes. There are many moments I wish I made a healthier decision, but I keep perspective in mind.

What are you dealing with right now? We all have something. Is it a family issue? Relationship struggle? Lack of a relationship struggle? Career discontentment? Financial challenges?

Whatever life has thrown at you, use it to gain perspective. Perspective on what really matters in life. Perspective on how we should just wake up every day thankful to be able to put two feet on the ground.

I’m sorry if I’m sounding a bit preachy here, but through my recent struggles, I’ve all of the sudden developed this lack of tolerance for complaining especially about the very things we should be grateful for… our ability to live and live healthy.

Having to go for a run. Having to eat healthy food. Those certainly aren’t things we should feel weigh us down. They shouldn’t be on our complaint list.

I feel like I just had to share that because this LG Community is so amazing and we always find a way to turn our messes into our messages, so hopefully if you’re in the midst of a challenge, you can use it to thrust your health forward with newfound perspective.

I love you girls!

 

XO,

Lauren

 

Photography by Jennifer Mathews Photography

 

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