I Wanna See You Work Out For Me
You guys, just thinking about writing this post is cracking me up. I've never been into exercising and my idea of working out was clicking the remote control or reaching for an extra handful of snacks. In my younger days (I know, I know, I'm still young), my fast metabolism had my back and I never had to watch what I ate. All my friends knew that one day it would catch up to me and hey, look at that, it's starting to slow down.
Now that I'm living on my own, I often sacrifice eating healthy for eating cheap. Living in New York City means the majority of my paycheck goes towards my rent and public transportation; what I eat and how much I eat is the least of my worries. So this spring is the first time I found myself in the "beach body" mindset. For the most part I'm not focused on losing weight - my priority is just to feel good about myself. Knowing that I'm taking care of myself helps me stay in a positive attitude, especially when things gets really stressful at work or in my personal life.
Forever 21 Sports Bra
Authentic Shorts c/o Soffee
Champion Sneakers via Payless ShoeSource
I set aside an hour every evening to do some simple exercises using my trusty YouTube videos. Being on a budget, I'm extremely reluctant to join a gym and I trust in my own determination to stay motivated. Since I'm only starting to get into an exercise groove, I take it easy by starting with a Zumba Class led by a guy with an Australian accent. Let's be real, the accent sold me within the first few seconds. After cooling down for a bit and rehydrating, I'll top it off with a 10-minute ab workout which leaves me pretty exhausted (and hungry).
When I first started to work out, I have to admit I was excited to invest in some decent gym clothes. And as that thought entered my mind, the universe turned into J. Cole and was like "I wanna see you work out for me, work out for me", and Soffe offered up a pair of gym shorts for me to review! Let me tell you guys, I love Soffe. I remember when I got my first pair in high school and I decided for everyone else that I was officially the coolest person in my gym class. Did anyone else associate popularity with Soffe shorts? Just me? Probably. But I know I'll be rocking these during my YouTube work out sessions. They will always remain the most comfortable and affordable gym shorts known to mankind (aka me). Who else owns a pair?