Under Armour Visit Part 3: Let’s Go Shopping!

If you missed part one and part two, be sure to read them first then come back for this installment!

We were already checked in at the four seasons, so we left our stuff with bell services and walked over to the UA Brand House. I had NO idea what this was, so Jami told us about this amazing one of a kind store. It is right on the harbor, and sells a ton of amazing Under Armour gear. You can find UA gear at outlets, and other sporting goods stores…but they don’t have stand alones, but the brand house…ah…it’s amazing.

When we arrived, the employees were waiting for us and did a little cheer for us, it was so kind of them, I loved them right away.

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Not sure what I was saying here, but it was obviously pretty funny. Smile with tongue out

We were then handed gift cards and told to go shopping! Um…..don’t have to tell this girl twice! Under Armour had already been So generous I was not expecting this at all. I will admit, I was slightly overwhelmed because there was SO much to look at in this store.

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The super sweet employees had already pulled some items for each of us in our size based on what they thought we would like after reading about all of us. How COOL is that, they went above and beyond, so, so sweet.

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After we knew what they had already pulled for us, we did a little browsing around with the help of the employees.

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Bought those shorts too. I look slightly overwhelmed here…

Did I mention the dressing rooms? AMAZING. Looks like I am in a gym right? Nope! dressing room. Of COURSE I want to see what I will look like in my new gear at the gym…makes perfect sense. Why didn’t I think of this?

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Ended up buying these stretch woven capris. Love.

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Loooovveee this outfit. It’s my favorite.

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I had to “fake run” in it to test it out….please tell me you do this, too?

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Reversed colors? yes please! (I ended up getting a white top instead of black)

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Got this outfit too. LOVE these capris and the top can be adjusted at the waistband.

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GIRL POWER! #IWILL

We had loads of fun, but eventually we did have to check out and go get ready for dinner. Apparently I stand like this all the time.

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Before we left, we took a group photos with the awesome staff, and then us gals took some shots.

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Tasha, me, Kasey, Electra

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We headed back to the hotel and brought our bags up to our rooms. Tasha and I shared a room, and were greeted with super cute UA/Baltimore baskets on our beds. So thoughtful!

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We had an amazing room which I will tell you more about in another post.

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We quickly got ready for dinner and walked to a Greek restaurant down the block where we were greeted with a  lovely table open to the outside. This southern girl  is NOT used to being able to eat outside in August and not die of a heat stroke or be swarmed by bugs in the process of said heat stroke.

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We shared some appetizers, and I ordered grilled chicken that was delicious.

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We laughed, we talked, we had a great time, and didn’t get back to the hotel until about 11:00!

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We headed straight to bed, another big day was to be had, with yoga in the morning. Trust me, you WON’T won’t to miss those photos from this non-yogi.

QOTD: Have you ever stayed a the Four Seasons? What would you buy at the UA Brand House?

Photo credit to the talented Matt Ryb! He followed us around the Brand House and got some great shots!

 

Is it Time to Throw it Out?

 

Your workout gear I mean! I was contacted by a writer from totalbeauty.com about when the proper time would be to discard certain fitness gear in favor of new (and less smelly!) items. You can check out the full story here, but I wanted to post the photos/text of the part I was quoted on in case you don’t want to flip through all the pictures.

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I wrote a post awhile back about washing your workout gear, and it still holds true for me. I have only had to throw away a couple of really old and stained workout tops and shorts that were so old (high school!) the elastic was pretty much shot on them. I know it may take a few extra minutes to take care of your workout gear, but in the end it can save you a lot of money from having to replace things! Plus, no one wants to work out next to someone who is stinky, and they haven’t even broken a sweat yet! (I think this means some of Bobby’s shirts need to GO….)

Here are a few other tips:

-don’t put running shoes in the dryer, it messes with the fibers and the glue/shape of the shoe and can make it lose stability

-rotate your running shoes with another pair, this is good for injury purposes as well

– If something is stained or has a smell you can’t get rid of, throw it out! It’s time.

-Sweat wicking fabric can lose it’s wicking ability over time. If you notice you aren’t staying as dry as before it could mean it’s time for new sweat wicking outfits for you!

-check your socks, if they are thinning or getting holes ditch them, it’s not worth the blisters you will get!

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QOTD: What is your best tip for adding to the longevity of your workout gear?

*Don’t forget to enter the Under Armour What’s Beautiful challenge and enter to win a $500 Under Armour gift card!

Friday Favorites: Target C9

 

Finally Friday! Yay, we made it! I have been a busy bee all morning doing new Disney Cruise Line quotes. Today is the first day you can book the new itineraries! I can book for you, too!

Bobby and I have a fun weekend ahead of us. Tomorrow, we get to participate in a photo shoot and video shoot for some promotional material for our neighborhood, and then we get to go to our neighborhood Easter party! Food, fun, and Easter eggs. What more can you ask for on a Saturday, right? As usual I will be sure to take some pictures for you guys. But for now, it’s time for some Friday Favorites!

If you are a long time reader, you will know I haven’t made it a secret I love a good bargain. and I love Target. and workout clothes. So, imagine when all of these things collide! Well, I will tell you so you don’t have to imagine. You get Target’s Champion C9 brand!

I am really proud of Target for stepping up the game and getting a good line of workout gear. Not only is their gear cute and comfortable, but they make LONG LENGTHS in the pants!!! YAY, no more high waters. No more people asking if I am ready for a flood. No more crying into my pillow from embarrassment. Ok, so not so dramatic, but you get the point.

See this outfit? All C9.

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See these pants? C9 long length

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See this shirt. Yup, you guessed it. (yes it is different from the one in the first photo. First one is blue even though it’s hard to tell!)

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and this top…

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…and this one….

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and this sports bra…ok I could go on and on.

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So as you can see, I I could easily be the poster child for C9 (hint hint!)

Most of my gear is over two years old and still intact. I seriously wear either the knee pants or long pants everyday. Yes, the perils of working at home. So I went to target yesterday and let me tell you how hard it was to walk through there and NOT buy any workout gear…But, I did buy some for Bobby! Yes guys that’s right, they have C9 men’s workout gear too. I bought Bobby two sleeveless dri fit shirts for $11 dollars each. No joke!

So if you have never tried it out, wander on down to Target and take a look! Oh, and don’t worry I didn’t walk out empty handed. Look at the super cute dress I got for $18 dollars!

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Have a great day! I am going to workout and enjoy the sunshine!

QOTD: Who carries your favorite workout gear?