What Moves Me (FP Movement x Pumps & Iron)

free-people-movement-5Hey guys! I recently got the fun opportunity to team up with Free People in celebration of their new activewear line, FP Movement. It focuses on surf, yoga and studio/dance, and has the bohemian style that’s characteristic of Free People. Clothes and fitness? As you all can probably guess, it took me about .5 seconds to join in on the campaign.

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No, I would not keep the rings on during yoga class 🙂

Free People asked me to pick out a top and bottom from the FP Movement line and write a post about “What Moves You?” I went with two pieces from the yoga collection since I’m not a barre/dance girl or a surfer (I wish!!), and thought these tribal leggings were too fun to pass up. The wide waistband makes for a comfortable, flattering fit. (Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be available online anymore.)

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I loved the high neckline with strappy back of the tank top, and although my instinct said to pair the loud leggings with a white or black top, I took a chance and went all-out with the burnt orange color. It doesn’t have a built-in bra, but is tight enough that I didn’t feel like I had to wear a sports bra with it for yoga. There are, however, 11-year-old boys with bigger boobs than me, so keep that in mind if you decide to buy one for yourself. 🙂

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So what moves me? I decided to take a literal approach to the question. The benefits of working out and living an active lifestyle are endless, but here are a few things that particularly inspire me to get that body moving…

  • That post-workout feeling. I love how I feel after a good workout. My mind is clear, my mood is lifted, my body is gassed yet energized. Nothing better!
  • Being able to stay active late in life. You don’t realize how precious having your health is until it’s gone. I don’t just want to live a long life, I want to be an old, old woman and still be able to do stuff—and do it without pain. Now is the time to start working on that!
  • Improved sleep. Is there anything better than a good night’s sleep?? Exercising during the day helps you sleep easier and sounder at night. When I lay down at night, it takes me about 30 seconds to fall asleep, and I wake up feeling refreshed and excited to start my day. I am so thankful for that!
  • Feeling proud of not only how my body looks, but of what it can accomplish. I would be lying if I said bikinis, crop tops and shorts were not a huge motivation behind me working out. But once you start committing yourself to fitness and pushing your body to take on different challenges, this amazing thing happens—you realize that there’s just as much satisfaction in ability as appearance. Guys, I CAN DO REAL PUSH UPS. I CAN RUN 13.1 MILES IN A ROW. I CAN HOLD CROW POSE. These may not seem like huge things to some people, but I could not say them a couple years ago. It’s the coolest feeling!

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Ok, your turn! Tell me in the comment section: What inspires you to move?

You can check out FP Movement HERE.

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Comments

  1. I love this top, not just for working out, but for any occasion! Those are some awesome accomplishments!
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  2. I love being strong, I love climbing the stairs and really feeling all the muscles working and I love how it burns calories and I can drink loads of wine!!!!!!!!!! yippeeeee

  3. I love how working out in the mornings gets me in a great mindset to take on the day and it helps me to make better eating decisions throughout the day as well. Loving the leggings btw!

  4. LOVE those leggings!

    I’ve been concentrating on strength training for the past couple of months and (this might sound lame) I was so proud of the fact that I could lift my carryon bag into the overhead pin super easily on a recent light. It was a serious struggle in years past!

    Jen
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  5. I definitely needed this! I am trying so hard to find inspiration to get going, I need to get back into my healthy habits.

  6. I have been wondering how the FB activewear quality was since they released it. (I feel like there aren’t very many product reviews yet on their website) I do mostly hot vinyasa yoga and I never know how new stuff is going to do unless I feel it in person, but it’s all so cute it makes me want to squeal. Anyways.. what I’m getting at is.. how hot yoga friendly would you say the material is for their line of active wear!?

    • For this particular shirt (in this color), I think it’d probably be sweat stain central during hot yoga haha (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing). It’s cotton, so breathable and comfortable, but not sweat-wicking. I haven’t worn the leggings during sweaty yoga/workouts yet, but I think they’d work great! The material of them is more of a spandex than a cotton. If I were, for example, to compare them to a pair of Lululemon leggings (just to give you an idea), I’d say the material is a tad shinier and spandex-ier (new word haha).

      • Spandexier! I like it. That’s good about the pants.. I accidentally wore some grey cotton leggings to hot yoga (I was in a rush) and when I left I definitely had some embarrassing sweat in all the wrong places… So good to know!

  7. Pushing through a long run or cardio session helps me clear my mind and boost my mood. It helps me realize that I can push through anything if I keep on going. Besides, I will never regret a good workout!

  8. those leggings are pretty rad…but I could definitely not go braless, especially whilst working out!

  9. Ahh I love this post! Being a personal trainer, I relate 100% with you on all of the things that move you. All around fitness and well being is such a beautiful thing. Keep doing your thing! <3

  10. I loved reading this! I think right now what inspires me to move is my upcoming nuptials. A girl looks to look better than everyone else at her own wedding, right? lol Thanks for sharing 🙂 I always love reading your blog!

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  11. Definitely that feeling after working out! Whether I just sweat my brains out on my mat in hot yoga, worked my ass off in spinning, or survived a hard class at btone, I always feel rejuvenated and ready for the day. Being a dancer & athlete all my life, I’m always craving an opportunity to move & push myself just a bit harder. Love hearing your thoughts! Love the crops too, wicked cute.

  12. I love those tribal yoga pants! The FP movement line has such cute stuff.

  13. I love how powerful I feel after a hard workout! And good choice with the burnt orange 🙂

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