Gift card provided by Kohl’s for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always. I love to shop at Kohl’s!
So I’ve been working out at the gym 6 days a week for the past month. I used to go to the gym approximately NEVER EVER times each week.
Y’all. It’s been ROUGH.
But it has been so good for me! I have dropped 5 pounds on the scale, which is a very healthy amount to lose in a month, and more importantly, I have significantly increased my strength and my energy levels. I still don’t like my treadmill sessions or my strength training classes (just being honest!) but I am getting increasingly addicted to that feeling that washes over you about 15 minutes after you are done. It’s the feeling of being a complete BOSS.
A few weeks ago I headed over to Kohl’s to check out their exercise apparel section because while I have no shortage of yoga pants (#workathomemomproblems), I had only 1 sports bra and absolutely NO workout tops. Also? I learned the hard way that I only had 1 pair of athletic socks. Let me just say that during my first week back in the gym I was rockin’ some rather unique looks.And for the record, trying to jog in a regular bra is an absolutely HORRIBLE idea. Just trust me on that one.
Kohl’s has a TON of stuff from the premier athletic brand Fila. Did you know that? I want to recommend that you check it out in store, and also take a look at their offerings online. While I tried on several different items from several different brands, I realized that I had a strong preference for my selections from Fila. Want to see what I scooped up?
First, I got the MUST HAVE: another sports bra! I am loving this one for my strength training. It doesn’t provide enough support on its own, for me personally, for the treadmill. But if I pair it with my Fila fitted top, I’m good to go!
I pair this combo with the Fila Sport Colorblock Yoga Leggings. I know, I know…this was the one thing I didn’t need! But I tried them on just for fun and then I didn’t want to take them back off. So into my cart they went! They feel AMAZING. And if I do say so myself, they look cute, too! 🙂
While I was in this section of the store, I also looked for a t-shirt. I didn’t want anything so fitted that it looked like I shopped in the children’s department, and I also didn’t want anything so loose that I looked embarrassed of my body. They had a perfect selection of cute yoga shirts and they were just $9! I snagged the one that spoke the most to me, which said, “Fueled by coffee.” Yup.
Then I headed over to the department with socks so that I could stop wearing dress socks to the gym (yes, I totally wore knee high dress socks under my yoga pants one time. It was just as awkward as it sounds, even with my “I love me just the way I am” attitude beaming from my soul. I’m sure you can imagine).
Again, Kohl’s had a lot to choose from, but I headed straight for the Fila brand since I’d already had good luck with other pieces. These socks are really supportive. I’m actually going to buy another set in the next month, I think. And of course, Kohl’s was having a sale (like they always do!) so I got a great price on them.
And finally, before I headed to checkout, I went to the kitchen accessories part of the store in the hopes that they might have a water bottle made of glass. BINGO! They had the Contigo water bottle, and even in my favorite color! I wanted a glass bottle because I love to add a drop of essential oils to my water, and oils and plastic do not mix! 🙂
Would you believe that when I headed to the register to ring everything up, the total was just shy of $80? I’m normally pretty good at running a tally in my head, and I thought I was around $110. Some of the items were on sale even more than I realized. This is a very normal occurrence for me, though, when shopping at Kohl’s. I get sticker shock pretty much every time, but it’s the GOOD sticker shock!
Have you been to Kohl’s in the search of workout apparel, yet? Do you own any of the Fila line, by chance? It’s totally my new favorite!