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Let’s be real here, I don’t work out consistently or have a scheduled exercise routine but I live a pretty active lifestyle.
I sprinkle into my days a full-time career, 3 kids, a husband, a dog, a cat, friends, kid’s friends, neighbors, and a house in a neighborhood with an HOA that fines you for that one (1) weed.
However, each year without fail the first few weeks into Summer I get on this I’ve got to actually “workout” kick. So although activewear is a pretty standard wardrobe staple, I’ve started wearing my Ellie Activewear for actual summer workouts. I’m not sure why but there’s something about wearing actual “gym type wear” to exercise that makes it feel like a more intense workout.
So although activewear is a pretty standard wardrobe staple, I’ve started wearing my Ellie Activewear for actual summer workouts. I’m not sure why but there’s something about wearing actual “gym type wear” to exercise that makes it feel like a more intense workout.
There’s something about wearing actual “gym type wear” for exercise that makes it feel like I worked out harder.
So although activewear is a pretty standard wardrobe staple of mine, enter my Ellie Activewear July 2017 box which was immediately used for an actual summer workout.
Last week I was off to start my regimented schedule of long, hilly walks. Unfortunately, my brain was on one page and my body and endurance on another.
Ellie Activewear July 2017 Review – Outfit
Let’s start with the fabulous colors. That Coral Color!!! It’s a glorious coral and there’s no better summer color. Hands Down!
These Marika AVA Performance Capri Leggings
The perfect workout bottoms for those of us who like to conceal, not reveal! Look I’m all for showing whatcha got, but I’m no longer blessed with tone where I haven’t tried to tone. But it’s all good!
Additionally, when I am just starting a summer schedule of intended exercise, I choose leggings until I firm and tan up a bit.
The Zobha PWR TEK low-impact Sports Bra.
It’s unassuming and a refined charcoal gray color is perfect to wear under countless summer shirts, not just exercise wear. And actually, I think I’m beginning to embrace the allure of sports bras finally.
Although I’d like to point out the detail in the middle it a peekaboo criss-cross that goes all the way down. So for me, this was a deal breaker that it could never ever be worn without something over it. Peeps can get a sneaky peek of the…oh who am I kidding?
But some ladies are cool with that – NO JUDGEMENTS, I’m just not one of those ladies.
The Marika Dry-Wik Tank
It’s supaahh bright, and it’s color appropriately named Electric Coral. I was afraid bees would think I was a giant flower and swarm me.
The tank looked like two different colors to me. Bummer kind of because I really love coral. The mesh eyelet back panel looks coral.
The front looked pink…I don’t love pink. But hey really, am I going to be that girl?
And hair ties, oh the adorbs Zobha hair ties.
Coordinating matching colors that tie the whole outfit together. It’s that little Sandra Dee element that Danny fell for.
These aren’t really going to hold your hair with all that much gusto, but dang are they cute.
These are about how they look, not what they can do.
Overall this outfit was a winner. It felt like I was radiating a little sass a frass. It has the perfect amount of bright coral to stand out, but the right amount of charcoal grey to balance sticking out like a sore thumb. Know what I mean, bean?
Ellie Activewear July 2017 Review – Equipment
The Bally Total Fitness Chilling Towel! OMG the Chilling towel.
I came back Sunday morning from a grueling hike. Ok walk but it had hills and it was really hot!
Anyway, I was struggling to make those last few steps from the sidewalk to the door. As I was filling my glass of water I saw the Bally Total Fitness Chilling Towel out of the corner of my eye.
EUREKA!!! I couldn’t have been more grateful if it were a freaking fairy with a misting fan!
I practically ripped the container in two as I tried to get it out. Immerse the towel in water, squeezed excess out, and snapped it, per the instructions!
Side Bonus – the snap is therapeutic!
This was the most fantastic thing ever. I put it around my neck for a few minutes, and pressed it against my forehead for a bit. I LOVED IT. So refreshing!
The hilarious part you must know…I hung it on a hook afterwards. The next day I picked it up and HOLY SH*T…solid as a rock!
It was hilarious – when I grabbed it and it didn’t lose shape, I literally laughed out loud. Check this out. Seriously that’s solid unbendable form.
But no worries – simply soak it in water again & poof – back to being your favorite post-workout cold snap activated cool-down personal misting fairy!
And finally the Bally Total Fitness Ab Roller.
Listen, I’m not going to tell you that this will get tons of use. But…it’s something I think everyone should have in their home arsenal of easy workout equipment.
It’s that perfect workout piece of equipment to have for those days your thinking…
“I need to firm up this middle section a bit”
Voila…you have a roller conveniently already in your home. You use it a few days to tone, and then move on.
Am I right?
Ellie Active Wear always has me feeling happy and rocking the activewear style, and I’m not even a die-hard gym goer. This box fits so seamlessly into my lifestyle because although I may not be a die-hard excerciser, I’m active. I wear these outfits everywhere.
Whether I’m in one of my spurts of sudden exercise ramp ups or in the more frequent active wear attire appropriate but not because I’m exercising phases, Ellie is always there cheering me on!
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What did you think about your July 2017 Ellie Box?