Before I get into this week’s theme I really wanted to take a moment and say WOW IT’S BEEN 12 WEEKS!!! Thank you so much to all the ladies who have participated in Aussie Curves so far. I’m so proud of all you, reading your stories and seeing your own unique styles, sometimes to the point of tears. You move me. Ok, enough sappy business it’s time to get on with this week’s challenge: Breaking The Rules. It’s very open to interpretation which is why I’m so excited about it.
I planned to flounce about in a bikini for you but I’m saving that for another week. I decided to show off my latest activewear instead. What’s so rule breaking about that? Well I thought I’d talk about how you can look good when you’re working out. Most plus size women get self conscious about how they look walking down the street let alone when they’re sweaty, roughed up and lets face it, a little smelly. I wouldn’t be surprised if some women put exercising off altogether just for those simple and silly reasons. I’m here to tell you, from one chunky lady to another, that you can look awesome whilst you exercise and I don’t mean when you chat with your girlfriends whilst walking on a treadmill, I mean really work out.
I’m kind of obsessed with the Sport Luxe fashion trend at the moment. Think minimalist, lots of white, body con, metallics, neon brights and colour blocking… perfect for spring, summer and daylight savings. I don’t know about you but if I dress up I’m more excited about whatever it is I plan to do that day, it’s just how my brain works. The same goes for my activewear. When I pull on my Female For Life gear I feel professional, I feel serious and I feel comfortable so I get it done. I needed something looser, something less serious and a bit more playful. I wanted something for tennis, for walking the dog and for doing Zumba for Wii in the lounge room. Virtu sent me this outfit and I’m smitten.
- Blue Sunglasses – Factorie
- Energize Tank Pink/Charcoal – Virtu gifted
- Energize Crop Pant Pink/Charcoal – Virtu gifted
- Pop Watch Neon Pink – Factorie
- Protective Socks – Thorlo worth every penny
- New Balance Trainers – Athletes Foot highly recommend their services
- Pedometer – Virtu gifted
You might be looking at these photos and scrutinising the fabric of the pants, don’t, just embrace them because I have. The fabric is lightweight and unforgiving but you know what, I don’t care! If some cranky gym bunny gets her Lorna Jayne’s in a twist about the fact that I’m working out next to her with my celulite on show… frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. These pants are SUPER comfortable, stretchy, silky, they’re high waisted and for me that is the best part. I’m kind of in love with the waistband. You could get into all sorts of crazy yoga poses and not flash any crack plus they don’t dig into my soft belly. I’ve already ordered another pair.
Need more convincing? Melissa and her sister Amanda Claire reviewed some of the virtu activewear, you can read their post here and Melissa’s first post here. She’s a gym junkie now and motivates me more than she realises. I wish she lived nearby so we could work out together. Anyway,enough sulking… it’s time to talk about ass pockets! I’m in love with the small zipper pocket placed in the small of my back in these pants. I can fit my inhaler in there or some money and a key or I can put my iPhone4 in there, the iPhone5 wouldn’t fit incase you’re wondering. I’ve already asked Virtu to make sure the next pocket is a little bigger to accomodate as it’s one of my favourite features.
There is so much more I want to share with you about being active and attractive at the same time so I’m going to be blogging about the topic over the next week. I’ll share some simple and practical beauty tips, my favourite blended juices for lazy people like me and a few other tips and tricks to feeling and looking awesome. Want me to help you with something specific? Leave a comment below or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh and just so you know, straight after the shoot I walked Charlie our gorgeous Labrador… I jumped up and down a few times to clock up 3000 steps. Not bad for an afternoon walk/jog!