***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Anyway, one of my main goals is to become more fit in a healthy way. For several years, I was bulimic. Yes, I lost a lot of weight very, very quickly, but it wasn't worth the health scares that came along with it. Eating disorders are scary and all-consuming, and they definitely don't allow you to maintain the weight loss or firm up those muscles. I have been "better" for a few years now, but the triggers and urges are still there. So is the low self-esteem. So I am in the process of trying to re-program my brain and my body, and finally get fit the RIGHT way. My kids deserve a mama who is healthy and strong, and I plan to give them exactly that, no matter how hard it is or how long it takes.
One way I am trying to get the motivation to finally get moving is by choosing workout apparel that is fun, flirty and feminine. This might sound silly, but when I wear things that are stylish and cute, I feel better in general. That's why I was so excited to learn about the fitness apparel from Ruffles with Love. This brand is so unique, and is the creation of Vanessa Hermanson. (Isn't she adorable?!) Vanessa is a designer and a fitness enthusiast, and she believes that workout apparel should have some personality! Whether it's showing a softer side, a sense of humor, wifey-pride, or even a little something fierce, Ruffles with Love has got you covered!
Here are some of my favorite designs from Ruffles with Love:
My Review :
This racerback tank is made from a super-soft poly/cotton blend, and is a little sheer thanks to the trendy, burn-out design. (Wear those sports bras with this, ladies!) My favorite part? Well, it would have to be the ombre design! I absolutely love the gradual transition from white to purple. It's fresh, flirty, feminine, and fun!
The black lettering and barbell is very well done and hasn't started peeling off, even after several washes. You can't really tell from these photos, but there are little sparkles of glitter in the design, making it just a little glam. How cute is that?!