These leggings are heaven. You probably think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. They are soft and comfortable, even thought they have the mesh details. They’re thick, but still flexible. And you know how I love high waisted anything…Sweaty Betty is literally heaven. Just trust me.
I’m still going strong with Trainer Kelli. My biggest problem before was that I felt like I didn’t know how to work out. I played sports when I was younger, so I felt like I knew how. I did cardio. I took classes at the gym. But I had never really done weights before. I think they have made such a huge difference. I feel like I’m finally starting to feel stronger and look like I’m in shape. I always just kind of looked soft and a little bit weak still even when I was in “good shape”. With the Level.212 App Kelli is able to give me new workouts each week that shows me how to work out as well as what to work out. Each circuit has a video that shows exactly how to do it! It’s so helpful. Since I get a new workout each week I’ve been learning so many new ways to work out, so it never gets boring. It’s literally completely changed the way I work out and my motivation level.
Thank goodness for “athleisure” being a thing now. I’m pretty sure at least 5 days out of the week I don’t even get dressed anymore. I wear my gym clothes everywhere since I’ve started working out everyday. I usually just throw on a different tank or a sweatshirt like with this outfit to make it a little bit more acceptable. Leggings are so cute now though that I don’t even feel weird doing it! I think these tie dye leggings from Lysse are the perfect example!
Zobha just re-launched their new site so you can now get this outfit! I posted it on instagram, but their site was down for forever! So shop away!!
So I took these photos a while ago and I feel like I’ve made so much more progress since, but I still wanted to share! I wanted to answer any questions you might have about the Level 212 App or Trainer Kelli! so ask away! I posted a photo below of what my weekly workouts look like! I love the app because each workout is different and then there are videos for each set and move. It’s the best thing ever, because when I started I had no idea what I was doing, but now I feel like I could walk into the gym and at least have an idea of how to do things and what I should workout together, etc. I love having the app though because it gives me structure and keeps me accountable! Let me know if you have any other questions about it!!
I’m obsessed with this matching set from Grana. These leggings have quickly become one of my favorite pairs to wear because they hold you in so well! If you couldn’t tell, I’m kind of a fan of high waisted leggings. I just think they are so much more flattering. No one wants muffin top hanging over leggings that are too low. Even the tiniest people have this happen! And I can’t get over how cute the shape of the cross back sports bra is!
But I have a confession, I have been so bad at working out lately! I’ve been keeping up on my workouts, but I am not going to lie I’ve kind of been cheating on my diet a lot. Between Mexico, Vegas last weekend, and my birthday this week I think Kelli might kill me. But I’m re-dedicated! So help me, this meal plan is going to work and I’m going to be so good! Send prayers for me :p
The 3B Shop from 3B Yoga has the cutest workout clothes! I am obsessed with these printed leggings from Onzie! I also was never really a fan of crop tops, but this one is perfect! It’s super lightweight and it’s not so tight that is squishes you! You guys know what I’m talking about…haha. Plus it’s only $38!
I’ve still got a little ways to go to be where I want to, but these photos were taken at about my 8 week mark of working out with Trainer Kelli and Level 212 Fitness! I keep talking about it, but this app is literally one of the best things that ever happened to me! I actually work out multiple times every week and enjoy it now! I really have not been doing very well with my meal plan if I am being totally honest because I went on vacation and I moved! So all of my progress is mostly just from working out! I think I’m going to see much more when I start really focusing on the meal plan, but I’ve added my progress photos so far below this post! You can check them out there and remember, that’s really JUST from working out!
Would you just look at this lattice back bra frpm Titika Active? Are you dying? Cuz I am. Titika Active has such creatively designed tops! I want all of them! And their clothing is incredibly soft! It’s perfect for working out in because it’s just so comfortable!
Currently I am starting my 9th week in my training program with Trainer Kelli and Level 212 Fitness. These photos were taken around 6 weeks or so. At this point I was having a really really…like really..hard time. I was starting to feel better about my cardio and I felt like I was getting stronger, but I just couldn’t see the results, so I was getting very frustrated with myself. My pants were getting tighter, which was not my goal! So if any of you have already started a program and gotten to this point, you probably know exactly how I feel. And for those of you who are going to start, just keep in mind, that I think for the most part we can use the phrase “it gets worse, before it gets better”.
I wanted to post these photos that were taken about a month an a half ago or so, when I first started my training program. In my mind I am a little soft, and my legs aren’t as lean as I would like them to be. My face even looks a little puffy. But what can I say, this technically was after the holiday binge. Not to mention, that a sweatshirt covers a lot!
I sound a little depressing, but I think that is what started motivating me to work out again. 100% honest, I was not happy with how I looked, and I have said a million times I am super hard on myself. Since I have started working out with Trainer Kelli, I have so much more motivation and I feel so much better. It’s not even about “being skinny” or looking a certain way. I do want to be in shape and I want to feel good in a swimsuit this summer, but working out has been such a great outlet for me mentally that I am so happy I started!
P.S. I’m going to be posting a progress photo on my instagram stories a little later tonight, because it really does work! I’ll do a full blog post after I finish my program, but I wanted to show you guys the difference so far! If you want to check it out, visit @kristinrosedavis for my story tonight!
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Sweatshirt – Nike; Leggings – c/o MPG Sport (similar here); Sneakers – Nike (similar here and here)
Can I just say how perfect Kiava Clothing’s new line is? The leggings have POCKETS! They’re amazing. They have so many cute new items, but I especially loved these because they fit perfectly with Valentine’s Day! So through the end of February you get 15% off at Kiava Clothing if you use my code: KRISTIN
I’m also hosting a GIVEAWAY on my instagram around 7 pm! Head to @kristinrosedavis a little bit later today to enter for a chance to win a $100 giftcard to Kiava Clothing!
This is a hard post for me. I have been extremely lazy about working out this year. I had been swamped with work and blogging, and I was just exhausted. One of the first things to go was the gym. I just didn’t have time. Besides the fact that my body obviously did not stay in shape, I noticed a huge change in my mood. You know the whole endorphins thing (think Legally Blonde)…well it’s true.
The past few weeks I have been working with Trainer Kelli through the Level 212 Fitness App. I’m starting to see some progress already, but I think the biggest change is that my mood has improved! I feel happier and like I have more energy. I always thought I would get more tired if I worked out, which happened at first, but overall I feel much better and have much more energy during the day. I also sat down with Kelli this week and we went over how important wellness in all aspects of our lives is to our health! While I am working out with her app about 3 times a week right now, I am adding some wellness components to my training. My project for this week was to make a list every night of the things I like about myself. Surprisingly and sort of sadly, this was really hard for me. But as the week has been going on it’s getting easier. Which is also why I decided to do this post.
When I first got these photos back I did not want to post them. I am not in shape. I am soft. My arms aren’t toned and my jeans don’t fit right. I have always been small, but there is a big difference between being skinny and being in shape. I have struggle with being unhappy with how I look for a long time. I have tried extreme diets and I have gone about “getting skinny” in some unhealthy ways in the past. With Kelli’s training plan I am hoping that I can adopt some healthy ways to get in shape! I hope this will be motivating to you guys as well! So I decided to still post them because I am trying to have a healthier view of myself. I don’t need to continue to dwell on or list all of the things I dislike about my body, but I can work on improving them. This is where I am starting. This is a good motivator to get back in shape and improve myself as a whole. I think being able to feel about myself mentally is just as important as keeping my body healthy and in shape. I can’t wait for you guys to come along on my journey and see the results!
Now it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!
Albion Fit and I are giving one of you the chance to win your choice of leggings from their site! Enter to win on my Instagram (@kristinrosedavis) by following the instructions there! But if you want some extra entries follow along on these as well:
You guys I think this might be my new favorite athletic brand! MPG Sport is freaking cute, but super comfortable! They have the kind of materiel (especially for the leggings) that isn’t too thin that you feel naked, but it’s too thick that it’s super hot and pulls down at your crotch…You guys all totally know what I mean when I say this haha. I’m loving the bright colors and prints! Plus, when Julianne Hough endorses something you know it has to be good!