Yesterday my man lover and I took the dog for a 3 mile walk… where we ended up at TJ Maxx, naturally. All roads lead to discount shopping.
Since I want to be consistent in taking more barre classes, I need a few more pairs of capris. total need.
I found these two pairs at TJ Maxx, both for under $20 each. The grey pair is by Kyodan Fitness which I guess is only sold at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. I really liked the pink Nike pair, but they were both too small so I’m hoping I can snag a bigger size in the Nikes.
According to Real Simple, you should replace your sports bra after about 100 wearings. If you’re not counting (and if you are, you’ve got bigger issues), here’s 3 tips to tell if you need to say goodbye to the TaTa Tamer:
- Perform a stretch test. Gently tug the elastic straps and band. If you don’t feel any resistance, buy a new bra.
- Compare the old and the new. Stack a new sports bra on top of a similarly styled old one. If the old bra has a wider band and longer straps, throw it out.
- Go with your gut. “When a sports bra loses its oomph, you risk developing motion-related sagging,” says LaJean Lawson, an exercise-science researcher at Oregon State University, in Corvallis. A sports bra provides almost twice the support of a regular bra. For a quick test, jog in place wearing a normal bra, then a sports bra. If your breasts don’t feel significantly more secure, get a new one.
Also, I think if you air dry your workout clothes that have spandex in them, they’ll last longer. I don’t dry my compression socks or capri pants although I do machine dry my sports bras.
CLEANING UP AND MAGAZINE MADNESS
I’ve been trying to clean up a bunch of broken links and pictures that don’t show up and stuff like that on the blog which takes a buttload of time. It might look like turdiness, but that turdiness actually takes some time.
**I added a couple more pics to the Celebricizing page.
**I also reorganized the Race Reviews page so it’s more user friendly, and I cleaned up some posts in there. When I was doing that, I realized I’ve never run a race in June. I must fix that. stat.
While taking a break from such strenuous blog work, I read my favorite publication and found a little Magazine Madness to share:
Kate Hudson looks amazing after 2 kids and only 8 months after having her second child! I think you should get like 12 years to work off the baby weight. Like once your kid hits high school you might want to let go of the maternity wear.
And Denise Richards working it out at Physique 57 in Beverly Hills:
I went there! I sweat where her booty is sweating! totally besties now.
How often do you replace your workout gear, like socks and sports bras?
I admit, I never do. I think I’m a closet hoarder who wants to be a minimalist.