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I have talked about this a bit on Instagram and my podcast but now that I’m more settled in Charleston (and we’re settling into a new normal), I’ve been really focused on my health. For the past few months I’ve been feeling a real lack of stamina. I can’t always pinpoint what is causing it. Is it a delayed reaction to the pandemic? Turning 40? I don’t know. But I do know that things have to change.
Working on My Fitness!
I hired a personal trainer and work out with her twice a week + on my own twice a week. I am overhauling my diet to eat more protein (and you know, drink less booze and eat less sugar… I’ll never fully cut out either thing but moderation is nice!). And now that it’s finally cooled down a little here, I am loving my evening walks again. My sister lives really close to Hampton Park and it has become one of my absolute favorite places to walk. The Spanish moss is so dreamy and there are parts of it that feel a little bit like Paris. I go here to read, to hang with my family, or just to walk and move my body.
Today I’ve teamed up with Backcountry to talk about some of my activewear favorites. I was lucky enough to get to partner with them on a few posts last year and we are doing it again this year. And I love their selection of merchandise, how fast their shipping is (truly – lightning fast!!!) and I love that they partner with The Nature Conservancy since 2008 to support its mission of protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. I love how easy it is to donate to The Nature Conservancy upon checkout at Backcountry.com.
Also, we have a code! Use codeTHESTRIPE15 for 15% off your first order at Backcountry.com (exclusions apply).
Outfit Details: Sweatshirt (sized up to a L for a boxier fit) // Leggings (I’m also wearing the matching crop top/bra under my sweatshirt, both pieces run true to size) // Tote // Water Bottle // Sneakers
These leggings are so fun.
I don’t always do prints or colors for leggings (I mostly just stick to black and grey but I love them). Also the fabric really holds you in!
I will also tell you that the Nike Pegasus is my all time favorite running shoe. Years ago I had a gait analysis and got professionally “fitted” for running sneakers (I am not sure that’s the proper term) and it was such a game changer. These fit me perfectly. Just the right amount of cushion and arch support. And I love the black.
I know the point of this post is to talk about healthier habits but you should know that this giant Yeti water bottle is also delightful for wine!
photography by Clay Austin.