It is no secret that I have been battling with depression for a while now. A battle I don’t plan on losing. But a constant battle it is. At the last appointment with my doctor she recommended that I start taking better care of me. She told me if I wanted to have good mental health that I needed to have better physical health. Not that there is anything super wrong with me. It is more that I neglect my body by eating crappy and being a pretty stationary person. I decided to take her advice.
Last summer I signed up for a spin class but do to James’ (hubby) work schedule and life I quit going. I loved it when I did it and thought I would give it a try again. But this time I knew that I needed to make it a priority. James’ schedule changed the past year so that wasn’t going to be a problem. I talked with him and let him know how important this was to me and how much I needed to go for my sanity. Having this conversation with him was hard. I don’t like to talk about my depression, even with the hubs, but now it is a priority with him.
There is an episode of Gilmore Girls where Loralie is learning to fish and she says to Luke, “I’ll try anything if I get to buy a cute outfit”. This came to me when I was at the New Balance store in Midvale. HA HA. But seriously they make the cutest workout gear. If I am going to be sweating my butt off on the way to a healthier me (not a better me cause I am pretty awesome. lol. A HEALTHIER me) I might as well look cute as I do it.
I loved going into this store for numerous reasons but the first was the service. I hate when I go into changes and no one that works there can answer my freaking questions. I learned at the store that I had been wearing the wrong kind of shoes for my workout. The associate got me out like 5 different pairs to try on. She told me the benefits of each shoe. At one point I was walking around the store in 2 different shoes so I could decide which one I liked the best. I choose the Vazee Agility cross trainer in navy. I love them. The other day I had to go to the school and I knew I would be going up and down a lot of stairs so I threw theses shoes on. They’re amazing! At the end of the day my feet didn’t hurt. They are so light weight that half the time I forget I have them on.
Now onto my clothes. I freaking love these pants. The pockets!!!! There are 2 side pockets (one on each side) a back zip pocket, and a little pocket inside on the front. It is perfect to hold all my stuff when I go to class. The pants also help keep me cool which is a must in this summer heat. The shirt does the same and I love how it isn’t super revealing. I think my fave thing though has to be the bra. I have been on a mission to find the perfect sports bra and I finally did it! As a big chested girl I have a hard time finding a sports bra that actually hold them up. Well this bra does just that. And it has cups!
Check on @nbunionpark on instagram for more motivation to a healthier you. I will be posting more about my journey in the coming months.
I received my outfits free from New Balance Union Park in order to give an honest review.