A few weeks ago I shared my New Year’s promise to myself to get myself back into a routine of being active, now that the holidays are behind us. And of course a New Year always gives us all the fresh start feels!
I started out the new year with a bang, and I was feeling good and starting to add on miles, and then Old Man Winter reared his ugly head, and I started letting myself get away with making excuses again.
Well, no more! I joined a gym last week so I can use the treadmills, and now I have a place to go when it’s too windy or too rainy or too icy or any other hurdle the weather can throw at me. As long as the electricity is on, I can get my run in!
Every woman knows a key motivator to getting to the gym to work out is having cute workout gear, so I’m super excited to team up with Kohl’s to share some fun and affordable new year activewear looks with you.
As a bonus, right now they’re running one of their Kohl’s Cash events, so you can earn $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend! (National Brands such as Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas are excluded from earning Kohl’s Cash, but they’re able to be redeemed using Kohl’s Cash.)
I’m actually a big fan of their value brands, though. You get a lot of bang for your buck with Tek Gear, Fila, and Gaiam, and they’re not excluded from any promotions.
This Tek Gear mesh panel base layer tank is the perfect top to wear to the gym because it’s lightweight and breathable, it has a really flattering shape to it, AND it’s bra-friendly!
There’s no need for a racerback bra with this top. My regular one works just fine.
This color is the black/pink marble, and for size reference, I’m wearing a medium. I usually size up in workout clothes because I don’t like anything to be too tight.
I also think this Giam essential yoga wrap is too cute for words. I hate it when I get to the gym and I take off my big winter coat and I’m still too cold to be in a tank top — this little cardigan is the answer!
It fits comfortably under my winter coat, and then I like to wear it while I warm up and take it off when I’m ready to really hit it hard.
When I’m done, it’s the perfect thing to throw on as I start to cool down. Sometimes I don’t even want my heavy coat when I leave the gym because I’m still overheated, and this is just enough to get me to the car.
The Tek Gear grey swirl print is also available in leggings, and this Tek Gear base layer v-neck tee is the perfect top for when you want modest coverage while still keeping cool when you’re working out. I have both pieces in a medium.
Top it all off with this cozy Under Armour hoodie, and you have the perfect outfit for walking the dog on milder winter days.
Finally, when you get home and just want to veg and be comfortable… Kohl’s has something for that too!
I’m a sucker or a fun graphic tee, and I couldn’t resist this one. They have it in a tank top version too. And these joggers are super soft and lightweight — they make good lounge pants, or pajama pants as well.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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