Hey 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.
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.)
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.
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!
Ok, your turn! Tell me in the comment section: What inspires you to move?
You can check out FP Movement HERE.