Have you ever heard of the term “Skinny Fat”? Lol!! I know, I know … some of you are probably thinking “Does she think she is fat?! She better not be saying she is fat!!” and the answer is NO, I don’t think I’m fat! Let me explain …
When Justin and I first met he was a pro athlete and I was a gym rat, I went to yoga and spin ALL the time … so, I’m going to toot our own horns here, but, we were both FIT and damn it felt good!! Lol!! Seriously, we both felt so healthy, strong and totally confident in our own skin!! Well, with that being said, the days, months and years passed and we started getting more and more comfortable with each other which meant we indulged a little more and we went to the gym less … then I got pregnant with Leo and that became our prime excuse to let ourselves go a little …
Welp … here we are today, Leo has grown and we’ve officially mastered the art of perfecting our Mom and Dad bods but we think it’s officially time to cut the crap and get moving!!
I know some of your are probably thinking “But she is thin, what the hell is she complaining about?!” Yes, I’m “thin”, but I’m not IN SHAPE! This isn’t about weight or dress size, this is about FEELING good and being the healthiest I can be, it’s about strengthening bones and keeping my heart healthy!! At the moment while you think I might look good in a pair of leggings, I peel those bad boys off at night and it’s a whole other story! Lol! I just don’t feel like myself and Justin feels the same way about his bod too … THANKFULLY Dad bods are a hot commodity right now … LOL!!! I mean just look at that figure … eyes on your screens ladies, oh wait … lol!!
And what better to light a fire under our asses than Summer?! Yup … it’s right around the corner and we have a pool at our new home plus we want to be out on the lake with Leo as much as possible this year, so what better motivation is there than that?! I mean, just the thought of crawling into a swimming suit is enough to make me want to go pour myself a glass of vino and pretend like winter is around for another 6 months … but truth be told, I can’t avoid it ANY longer.
Justin and I have put our feet (and our beer) down and said enough is enough … and while we felt all determined and inspired we quickly went online and bought ourselves some comfy new workout clothes from Outdoor Voices to get us back on track!
The very first day we received our order we quickly tossed our new outfits on and … damn … who needs to workout when workout gear makes you feel so fit?! LOL! The leggings I had ordered literally squeezed everything in, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was surprised at what I saw … my legs and my butt looked … GOOOOOOD and I hadn’t even left the house yet … score!! Lol!!! Someone, pass me that beer I just put down!!! Just kidding … kind of. But I wasn’t the only one chatting up our new gear, when Justin and I were outside EASING our way back into the fitness world I noticed he kept rubbing his sleeve saying how buttery soft the material on his hoodie was … LOL!!! Are we weirdos or what?! I have to admit, though, I was also seriously digging the quality of this material! LOL!
If it’s comfy new workout gear that gets us motivated enough to get outside and kick our mom and dad bods back into shape then SIGN US UP!! We’re pretty excited about getting back to our old selves and feeling healthier! Plus, we now have a little guy that depends on us so we have to make sure we are both around for as LONG as possible!!
Are you struggling with getting back into shape? What is it that motivates you? Share your thoughts below!!
Thank you Outdoor Voices for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.