Thursday, September 15, 2016

Favorite new workout attire + Five pre and post workout stretches

When it comes to the gym, I feel like I'm either all or nothing. It's one of the things about myself that drives me crazy, and I am trying really hard to change this area in my life. I've never completely stopped working out, there's just been times when I've been slack about how many times a week I even make it to the gym, and how hard I train while I am there. And right now, I am in the 'ALL' really hard and eating healthy, and I must say, I am feeling really good!

And I'll be the first to admit that nothing gets me more motivated and excited to hit the gym than a new workout outfit, especially when that outfit includes high waisted yoga pants, a cute new tank, and new white kicks

 I can't say enough good things about this Zella wrap hoodie from Nordstrom, it is so soft and easy to toss on. I love it so much that I also ordered it in the teal color as well. 

Along with training harder in the gym, I've also started to sprint again. I have tried several times to train myself to run long distance, but I just don't enjoy it. I also notice a bigger difference in my weight when I sprint vs running.  But with doing any kind of exercise (especially running sprints), I've learned that I MUST STRETCH! Back pain and shin splints are no joke, and the older I get, the more I feel it. Below, I've included five stretches I always do before and after sprints. 

Pre workout stretches

*Star Stretch 

* Hip Flexor Stretch 

*Straight Leg March Stretch 

Post workout/ sprint stretches

*Hamstring Stretch 

 *Quad Stretch 

Outfit Details

And for more of my favorite gym attire you can shop below! 

*Photos by Kim Graham 

*Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post. 


  1. That wrap sweater is so cute!

    I also know you are a fan of peplum tops- I have a peplum tee roundup on my blog if you're interested!

  2. Best looking wrap sweater ever :) You look so in shape Jaycee your such an inspiration !!!

  3. Love this whole outfit! Especially the hoodie and leggings, so comfy, but so cute!

    Erin, Attention to Darling

  4. Those with a lot weight to lose might want to focus on cardio even if they plan on transitioning to strength training Jennifer .