lucy Perfect Core Legging, Workout Bra, Workout Racerback, and Yoga Girl Long Sleeve (all c/o)
I’ve never really liked working out. Seriously, never. It seemed like a hassle, like an extra thing to worry about in my day. I’ve always gotten by with the occasional jog or long bike ride up until recently. About a year ago I started to make it a priority to get out and move at least a couple times a week, and more recently I’ve started working out with the help of Erica Ziel, a fitness expert based here in Newport Beach. She specializes in prenatal and after-baby fitness (two categories I do NOT fall into, FYI), but she really just knows a woman’s body well and targets specific muscles through her workouts for your desired needs. She’s so good at what she does, tough enough to kick my butt into shape but also understanding of my less-than-stellar strength, and she’s helping me to fix my horrible posture. (Should’ve listened to my parents all those years ago…)
For the first time, I actually really look forward to these workouts and am so glad that I’ve gone afterwards. We normally do a mix of weights, mat exercises, and reformer machines in a local gym, but it’s been so nice here lately that outside is also an option. (It doesn’t hurt that Newport Beach provides us with a lot of really great outdoor scenery.) Now, a workout isn’t a hassle or something extra to worry about in my day. It’s a necessary part, a time to kind of clear my head and enjoy a little break from my computer. The time away has actually made me more productive when I start my day. And let’s face it – if I’m going to work out, the clothes are key, right? My go-to pieces are leggings and easy racerback tanks with something that I can throw on over it when I’m headed home. (Or, more likely, headed to three errands before home.) These basics from lucy.com are beyond comfortable and gym-to-street appropriate, perfect for days on the go. Now, lucy is giving one lucky winner a little more “me time”. Head over here to enter the “This Is For You Giveaway” where one reader will win one year of housecleaning, babysitting, or meal deliveries. Good luck!
P.S. – Huge thanks to Erica Ziel for getting my butt moving. If you’re in Newport Beach, she’s amazing. If you’re not, head here to check out her DVD’s, digital programs, and online training.
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by lucy through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about lucy, all opinions are my own.