fabulous fabletics!

okay, loyal readers.  today i am finally going to bring you my uncensored, unbiased, and absolutely honest review of kate hudson’s fabletics.  it all started, actually, a long while back when kate began advertising on tv her activewear, fitness, & workout clothing line.  the commercials were and still are completely adorable and fully focused on the product.  and, something that’s even cooler now is that her commercials and website are promoting the clothes for larger ladies, aka real-sized ladies.  can i get an amen?!

so, after watching cute little kate run around with her besties commercial after commercial, i couldn’t resist.  the kicker that really convinced me to give in was their latest promotion, which is two pairs of leggings for only $24.  yes, you read that correctly.  usually one pair at a local athletic store costs at least thirty bucks.  so, two for even less than that seemed like quite a bargain.  plus, i’ve been wearing the same three workout outfits for longer than i’d care to admit, so the timing seemed perfect.

with that i signed up for my vip membership last week and had a fun time picking out which prints, lengths, and cuts i liked most.  and, of course, after you pick out your leggings you get special pricing on all sorts of other items.  so, it was easy for me to throw a tank top into my cart as well.  i mean, when the deal is too good to pass up, you must act on it!

i placed my order, shut my laptop lid, and waited with high anticipation for my package to arrive.  it took about a week to be delivered to my condo stoop, just in time for my 10:00 a.m. class at buckhead orangetheory.  for this morning’s workout i decided to pair my new aventura tank with the polly capri (i also can’t wait to try out the cherise legging, which was my second legging choice).  i loved the polly print on the website and, will confess now, that i also love it in person.  perfect for summer workouts!

polly print up close.

before i hustled out the door, i made the saddest attempt at a mirror selfie.  i mean, look at that awkward smile.  i honestly don’t know how people do this…

and then i asked phillip to take a more flattering photo that, with an undesirable upward angle, ended up being a little bit of a mess, too.

don’t fear, though!  my post workout pics are gnarly!

but, before we get to those, let’s talk about fit and performance of these two pieces.  first, the tank.  i ordered the aventura tank in an extra large (i usually wear xl tops and am bra size 36/38) and was quite thankful it fit just fine.  when i had taken it out of the packaging i was worried it was going to suction itself to every nook and cranny of my torso, but it actually fell on my body in a very comfortable way.

next, i also ordered the polly capri in an extra large.  after i snipped the tag off and began wiggling myself into them, i was quite worried they were going to be too small.  however, once i got them up and on, they felt secure and snug and in control.  the only concern i had was that as i sat to slip on my socks and shoes i heard the tiniest little tears, and my guess is some of the seam stitches were popping.  well, isn’t that nice.  let’s just blame this on the fact that they’re brand new and need to be worn a little bit?  sure, let’s go with that…

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yeah, i’m into fitness

so, i might have dragged my boyfriend phillip to the five a.m. class at orange theory fitness this past wednesday…i know!  i know!  what kind of girlfriend am i, peeling him out of bed hours before sunup so that he could physically exert himself to no end?  the best kind of girlfriend, that’s the kind!  haha, okay, maybe not the best, but he’d be lying if he said he didn’t enjoy himself.  he got all strapped up in a pod, and with towel and water bottle in hand, he hit the treadmill a few minutes past the hour.

we were on different rotations in the class, but i caught his eye in the mirrors a couple times as we pushed up inclines on the treadmills and grunted through concentrated bicep curls.  at the end of the hour-long class, he’d burned an impressive 1,062 calories – what girlfriend wouldn’t be proud!  and you know what the best part was?  he had that after-effect as promised, energy throughout the day and good nights of restful sleep.  it’s amazing what a little physical exercise can do for the body!

i don’t always wake up with such a go-get-’em attitude.  honestly, if it weren’t for the fact that they’d charge me for missing classes, i think this picture would pretty much depict my general attitude towards working out.

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but, i’m always glad after i go, knowing that i’ve got it out of the way first thing in the day and that i can enjoy what the morning, afternoon, and evening may bring.  i mean, you can’t deny the happy faces here, right?  right!  you’ll be seeing us back there again, no doubt about it.

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get swol!

as you may already know, i am not much of an athlete.  in fact, i stopped playing sports nearly 15 years ago because they just weren’t for me.  however, i am quite the sports fan.  baseball, football, basketball.  in that order.  as someone who is a sports fan and enjoys some kind of physical activity, i made the new year’s resolution last month that so many of us do:  go to the gym more.  get fit.  get healthy.  get in shape.  for me the hope is that this journey through a physical transformation (however dramatic or not) will just simply increase my quality of life.  i feel well, the doctor tells me i am healthy, but i know there is something a little more i can do.

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