I enjoy fashionable clothes, but my lifestyle has very little room for skinny jeans and heels. I also like exercising and feeling comfortable and, I'll admit it, looking cute while working out. Is that vain?
Here is a little trick I learned to encourage exercising: put on workout clothes first thing in the morning, then you are forced get moving. The problem is that I tend to stay in this outfit all day long. It allows me to move around and play with my kids and dog. Why would I want to put on tight jeans just to walk the dog, read Captain Underpants and have a tea party with Barbie?
Yoga and other exercise clothes can get very expensive. I try to rationalize that it is my "profession" so it is worth it to pay $100 for a pair of pants. But, honestly I cannot afford to dress like that daily.
When C9 by Champion got in touch with me about their clothes, honestly, I was skeptical if pants less than $30 would meet my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised that the apparel was very true to size, flattering (according to my husband) and I had no interest in changing clothes after yoga class. Wait, I haven't even told you the best part yet: C9 by Champion is available exclusively at Target. That means you can go buy your diapers, milk, Green Lantern action figure, socks AND exercise clothes for yourself.
The Washed Singlet tank is loose, and it doesn't cling to my body or feel restricting. I felt very cool on a hot day wearing it.
The Seamless Cami Strap Bra is supportive, yet soft. I love the thin straps, which don't dig in to my shoulders or feel tight. The fun colors add a discreet splash to the outfit.
The Premium Knee Tights are great for summer. They fall just below the knee, are lightweight, seamless and seem to hold in my problem areas.
C9 by Champion is also an official sponsor of Wanderlust. I cannot wait until Wanderlust Chicago on Tuesday, July 19 at Grant Park. Wanderlust combines four of my favorite things: music, yoga, outdoors and Chicago. Are you planning to go to Wanderlust? If yes, I would love to see you, I'll be there in my C9 by Champion outfit!
Of course, I want you to have the opportunity to try these clothes so you can see what I am talking about. C9 by Champion offered an outfit of pants, bra top and tank to an Ups and Downs of A Yoga Mom reader.
Here is how to enter: Leave a comment below and tell me what you look for in workout clothes. Also, Like Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom on Facebook and receive another entry.
A winner will be chosen on Friday, July 8th and will receive their new C9 by Champion outfit in time to wear to Wanderlust Chicago...or wherever else your summer takes you.