Need some motivation to achieve your weight loss goal after having a baby? It doesn’t matter what the question is because shopping is always the answer and finding something to wear that makes us want to go to the gym is no different. Lucky for us, there are specialty stores like Lululemon and Lucy Activewear that cater to women of all shapes and sizes, no matter what’s on the day’s agenda.
The Definition Racerback Top by Lucy Activewear is great for a nursing mom who wants to get her cardio on. This trendy top has a built-in compressive shelf bra, extra-wide straps, moisture-wicking material and an extra-long fit. With its color block design and hidden iPod or key pocket, it’s also super stylish and would be great for any high impact cardio workout like running or kickboxing.
Get the Definition Racerback Top for $54.
Ladies, meet your dream pant come true! Get that core into shape — or at least make it look like it’s in shape with Lucy Activewear’s Perfect Core Pants. The pants feature strategically placed mesh inserts on the abdomen and lower back that smooth and shape problem areas. These pants would be perfect for whatever your workout calls for, or your day, for that matter. Come to think of it, I think I would just live in these.
Find the Perfect Core Pants for $98.
The Let it Loose Tank by Lululemon, a.k.a. the new mom’s best friend, is functional with a built-in Lycra sports bra made of moisture-wicking material. It’s flattering with a loose fitting outer layer that wears long without being form fitting. This top is also ideal for low impact workouts.
Get the Let it Loose Tank for $64.
We all know great style doesn’t have to be expensive and that goes for workout wear as well. For some stylish options without the specialty store price tag, look no further than Target’s activewear department.
Bonus tips on how to get and stay motivated
- Find a great audio book for your iPod and promise yourself you will only listen to it during your gym time. This gets you up and eager to hit the gym to find out what’s going on in the next chapter!
- Find a workout buddy, preferably someone more motivated than yourself. Tell them which buttons to push and give them permission to push when necessary. Any motivation is still motivation!
- Let dad put the kids to bed and take evening workout classes at your local gym. After a long day with the kids, who doesn’t need some time for themselves? Also, set up in the front of the room. This keeps you from sneaking out mid-class.
- Make small attainable goals for yourself. For example, if you’re looking to lose 30 pounds, reward yourself after every five with something new for the gym. This way you lose weight and treat yourself with something new that gets you motivated to lose even more weight!