I am slowly beginning to learn that my body is beautiful no matter what. It has taken me a long time to get there, especially after just having Avery. Let’s face it, our bodies go through so much during pregnancy that we shouldn’t expect them to look the exact same way they did before.
For the past month I have dedicated an hour out of my day to go to the gym. I did it before I had kids and after having Harlan and I absolutely loved the way that I felt when I worked out. When I was pregnant with Avery I was too sick during the nine months to even step foot into a gym. Unfortunately my body is paying the price for it because it just isn’t the way that it used to be. And I’m okay with that. It just means I have to work that much harder to achieve my goal.
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to attend a Boot Camp class at Exhale Spa at Hotel Gansvoort. Under Armour fitted myself and other bloggers in their latest and greatest gear for women.
Under Armour Women set out to redefine the female athlete by creating What’s Beautiful, a program that encourages women to share their fitness journeys and receive motivation, free gear, and support from Under Armour along the way.
I loved the outfit that they put me in. The colors were bright, vibrant, and fashionable. They were stylish enough to wear in the gym and still feel confident enough to drop off Harlan at preschool in them without being worried about what the other moms think of me.
As soon as I put on the Studiolux Tight Capri I was amazed at how slimming they made my legs feel. I am so self conscious about my legs, but I loved the way that they looked in those capris. The Charm Seamless Tank was so light and comfortable. I couldn’t have been more of a fan of the Seamless Essential Sports Bra. And who wouldn’t love these Spine RPM Running Shoe?
The real test came when it was time to take the Boot Camp class. I was probably a little over-confident before the class began. After going to the gym almost everyday for a month, I thought that I was beginning to build up my endurance that I had before. Let’s just say that the class humbled me and my out of shape body. I was sweating like I’ve never sweat before and working muscles that I didn’t even know existed.
The Under Armour clothes couldn’t have worked better during the incredibly intense class. The moisture wick fabric made me feel dry the entire workout, even though I know that my face was dripping with sweat.
The best part of the entire class was that I was doing this with a group of women that encouraged each other to pull through the entire way. No one looked down on one another if we stopped to take a break or didn’t attempt to do the advanced moves. We were there to support one another and get fit. Now that’s beautiful.
The Under Armour What’s Beautiful community is growing by the minute and the women in the challenge are seriously bringing it. Check them out! Set your own goal. Crush it. And the 10 women with the most epic journeys will win a trip to Florida to the Under Armour Women’s Camp Sweat where you will train with the best. Click here to learn more.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Under Armour via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Under Armour.