Challenge Update: Diamonds Out, Trekking Supplies & Workout Leggings In!

Despite my inner child’s excitement over the potential of owning another pretty, shiny thing if I hit my weight loss goal by April 3rd, I think I’m going to have to change my direction re: prizes for meeting my goals. I know, I know, it’s a disappointment – so much less sparkle involved in hiking gear than diamond jewelry!

But seriously, I’ve been thinking about it over the last few days, and it would be a much better use of funds if I focused on getting my supplies for the Camino, instead of a new belly button ring. I’ll have to buy things (a pack, hiking poles, new socks, and all manner of other fun odds and ends) to go on pilgrimage, anyway. It makes more sense to reward my good behavior with supplies that will only encourage more good behavior. Also, it would be a lot less wasteful of me. Maybe I can save the bling for my next milestone.

No matter what, I’m also thinking that some new fun workout clothes are in order, whether or not I hit that 170 lb mark. Some of the ladies at my gym have been wearing these amazing workout leggings, and I’ve been coveting pretty hard for the last month or so (Sad, right? Totally going to hell over spandex. Oh well.). It wasn’t that long ago that it was hard for me to even find decent workout pants and leggings, and back then it seemed they were all gray and black and uber boring. Now I’m seeing awesome ones in a plethora of colorful patterns. I dig loud, crazy designs, so incorporating them into my gym life is definitely a big plus. Something like these…

Onzie Low Rise Leggings

Onzie Low Rise Leggings in “Copa Cabana”, at Nordstrom. (Click image to visit site.)

Onzie Capri Leggings in Prism Print from Bloomingdales. (Click through image to visit site.)

Onzie Capri Leggings in Prism Print from Bloomingdales. (Click image to visit site.)

Onzie Track Leggings in Teal Chevron at YogaOutlet.com. (Click image to visit site.)

Onzie Track Leggings in Teal Chevron at YogaOutlet.com. (Click image to visit site.)

What do you think? Do you dig going loud and crazy at the gym? If you’re a lady (or happen to know a lot about women’s gym clothes), any good workout leggings to suggest?

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4 thoughts on “Challenge Update: Diamonds Out, Trekking Supplies & Workout Leggings In!

  1. treatwilliams says:

    I actually stopped and took note of those early 90s vibe leggings when I saw then in a nike running ad in a magazine recently. I thought they were really cool. Norms and trends encroaching on even gym kit kinda irritates me however. But better people than me deck themselves out in regulation kit to go for a 5 minute walk so what do I know. I do like the leggings.

      • Anna says:

        LOL! Everybody has their own style, whether at the gym or out and about. You’re allowed to be irritated, or to like it, or to have a bit of both. It really gets me when people are decked out in really expensive gear but then don’t work out. I see women with full makeup, nicely done hair, and beautiful matching workout gear that are obviously not going to work out, and it just pisses me off.

      • treatwilliams says:

        Yeah of course. Norms and trends are a fact of putting on clothes obviously. What I meant there was throwing money at sheepish status-y outfitting. But I think plenty of people prolly dress like that just to save time and energy. Depends then what theyre saving the time and energy for. so im in agreement with you anyway.

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