Hey you over there. Have you committed to lose 10 or 100 lbs this year? Trying to get rid of the baby weight? Well, I’m in the same boat.
It’s been a struggle, but for the past year I’ve been kicking my butt, trying to eat better, and most importantly get more active.
Zumba has been out for a few years now, but it’s still one of the most fun and entertaining ways to lose weight, in my personal opinion.
Do you love to dance? Perfect! Can’t dance? Don’t even worry about it. Zumba is perfect for any age, body, or skill.
Do you remember my post from last week, introducing you to Active by Old Navy – Old Navy’s line of gym apparel?
Last Friday, my friend, her daughter, my girls, and I, all drove out to our nearest Old Navy store. It was super easy to spot their Active by Old Navy line in store, and bonus, everything in the line was 40% off (ends tomorrow, so hurry!).
It was hard to decide which items I wanted to try out, because their are so many different styles and colors to chose from, but I ended up with their stripped bubble active tank, active compression pants, and adjustable strap sports bra.
This is me, after my Zumba “Shakey Shakey” work out!
This is the first time I’ve actually worn compression pants, and I will never go back to any other style. They are extremely comfortable, and what I like most about the compression pants, is that I didn’t feel like they were riding down on me around the waist.
I have that baby pouch from having three kids, and most of the active apparel I usually wear starts at my waist then slowly starts to curl downward. But with these, even with all the high energy moves and jumps, they stayed put. They’re also pretty stretchy, so whether you like to wear your pants low or high on your waist, I think you will find these really comfortable.
The pants are also reversible and come with a hidden pocket on the backside, which you can stick a your key or something small in.
The bubble active tank is as well very comfortable. Just like the pants, both are made with stretch, to keep up with your performance. I personally loved the top because I’m not a fan of super tight fitting tops, not yet anyways. But at the same time, the bottom of it is tight, which helps keep it down, and your stomach covered, even when you’re jumping around in class.
I would say the sizes are true to fit. My pants here are an XL and I normally wear a 14/16 depending on the brand of jeans. My shirt is a large, which is the same as most shirts I wear.
Sweaty mess, and lovin’ it!
My last pick was their adjustable sports bra, which I thought would be really cute under the bubble shirt. Since I’m larger chested I went with an XL, but I honestly think I could have bought a large instead. They fit about the same as the shirts in sizes. The sports bra was very comfortable, but not great for high impact, at least not for larger breasts. I few times during the workout my boobs would start to slowly pop out the top. Could that have been stopped by a smaller size? Possibly. Did it stop me from enjoying my workout? Not at all.
All of the Active by Old Navy line comes tag-free. No worrying about feeling anything rubbing against you. The material is very breathable, as I didn’t feel “heavy” after the workout, even though I was a sweaty mess.
Overall, I think the Active by Old Navy line is durable, great quality clothing, especially for the price. I felt great in my outfit the entire class, and was able to focus on the instructor and the moves, instead of my clothes. Heck, I ended up wearing my outfit the rest of the day too, and didn’t feel gross or stinky.
I didn’t see any size bigger than an extra large in store. If you’re plus size and wear larger than an XL, you can order Old Navy active wear online. If you can go to one of their stores, I highly recommend it. That way you can check out their line yourself, and try on a few different pieces to see what you feel most comfortable in.
What’s your favorite way to get sweaty?
This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s Active wear in stores or at oldnavy.com #GetYourActiveON