I know I shared that one of my new year’s resolutions was to work out more, but I won’t lie — it’s been an extremely hard one to keep. I’d much rather just lay on the couch munching on veggie chips and shop online all day. In fact, the gloomy and rainy weather we’ve been having lately really isn’t helping! Because I don’t have a gym membership, I’d have to actually bring myself outside to exercise at a park… or I guess I could pull up some YouTube videos and work out from home. But we all know that that’s not happening 99% of the time.
Now that the new year hype has died down, I’ve been trying to find new ways to motivate myself to stay active. And yep, you guessed it — by that, I mean SHOPPING! I’ve been really into the athleisure trend lately. When I was given the chance to partner up with Ideology and Macy’s to style some of their fitness pieces, I immediately fell in love with this purple tank top/crop legging set.
Can we just take a moment to admire the gorgeous color? I’m a sucker for all things purple, but this shade is especially swoon-worthy. The tank top is supposed to have a more snug fit on the body but because of my smaller torso, I get more of a loose fit. In a way, I sort of like it because I can breathe in it better. On the other hand, the bottoms are extremely form-fitting and flattering. As a girl with super skinny legs and a nearly non-existent butt, these leggings are a godsend! They really help to bring out the very little bit I do have. When it comes to fitness attire, flattering is just the bonus. This set is also extremely lightweight and comfortable, and I love that it’s stylish enough to wear out to run errands and do other day-to-day things!
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Whether it’s as simple as taking an afternoon walk with my pug S’mores, or squeezing a jog and a couple of crunches into my busy schedule, this set just gets me so excited!
If you’re anything like me and need a little retail therapy to give you a workout pick-me-up, I’m sharing some other fitness pieces that are currently in my cart below 🙂
How do you stay motivated to work out?
Photos by David Potter
***Special thanks to Macy’s & Ideology for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***
Your butt looks amazing in these shots girl! I need those pants in my life now! Loving your picks too — the light pink leggings are so pretty — would be nice for spring coming up! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂
Thanks love! You’re so sweet! I do really love the pink leggings too <3
Loving all your selections here! Can’t believe that grey jacket is forever 21. It’s so pretty 😍 Btw your pug is just so adorable… he could model for petco!
Thanks girl! Forever 21 actually has some pretty nice activewear. I own a few sports bras from there and love them. The best part is they are all super affordable!
I definitely feel that pretty athletic wear helps motivate me to exercise! You look absolutely stunning in that purple color!
So glad we’re on the same wavelength girl! Haha thanks xx
Great picks! Love your workout outfit!
Thank you Rachel xoxo
You outfit is lovely and I think you are making a good case: I always look for my attire before starting to exercise. I don’t know, there is something about a new set of gym wear that makes you want to go and work out!
Thanks Marie! I couldn’t agree more 🙂
Ugh it’s so hard to stay motivated to work out! Good on you for pushing through with your New Year’s goals! I also love this shade of purple on you!
I am totally with you — it’s EXTREMELY hard to stay motivated… lol on most days I feel so lazy!
Cute workout gear definitely helps me to stay motivated and yours is on point! You look so fit girl. Looks like you work out every day!
Thank you Candace! You’re so sweet. I wish I could say I’m diligent enough to work out everyday lol
Awesome work out babe! Love the style and cut if it. Looks so comfortable. You gorgeous as always x
Thank you Susana! xx
I think seeing results keeps me motivated! I get it over and done with first thing in the morning! xx
Seeing results definitely keeps me motivated too! But it takes a while for sure… haha!
Wow! Endlessly idyllic! Totally love it!
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Thanks Stella x
I love your sportswear ! It definitely what I need to work out.
Yay! Glad to hear you love the look 🙂 xx
I have the same body – super skinny legs and NO butt haha! These would be perfect for me – thanks for the suggestion 🙂 Also your dog is so cute!!
LOL! Glad I’m not the only one 😐 haha this set would be perfect for you! Thank you babe x
Love these looks!!
Chic athlethic you got here Sharon! I’m loving the color combination. I’m not a purple fan, but this color variation looks amazing! Loving this sportswear set and I think so comfy!
What motivates me to work out? Health! 😀 In fact I’m working on that part of my life! Wish me luck!
JM Kayne <3
That’s amazing that you’re motivated to work out to maintain your health — that’s a great reason! I hope that you are able to keep it up 🙂 Definitely sending you good vibes and wishing you the best xx
Lovely fitness attire!
Walking and cardio is my go-to fitness routine to stay healthy. 🙂
That’s awesome! I wish I could say I love cardio too but I don’t. LOL!
Aw your pug is adorable babe!! Love Ideology for workout clothes! Having cute workout clothes definitely motivates me to workout more and do more outdoor activities!
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Thank you Jessi! 🙂
These shots are so amazing, I used to workout with my Puppy all the time, they are the best. I’m so glad to see you talking care of your body. Keep it up love.
Thanks Deddeh! Means a lot coming from you <3 xx
I totally agree that fitness attire motivates people to work out. Well, it especially does for me 🙂 Now I wish I had a cute pup like yours to go hiking with!!!
Thanks Candy! Haha I adopted the little pooch earlier this year and have fallen deeply in love with him! His endurance isn’t very good, but neither is mine 😉
Yes, your fitness attire is too cute, it does make me want to wear it and go out running. Something that i haven’t done in years.
Thanks Rachel! You’ve got a killer body! x
No wonder purple is one of your fav colour! It looks amazing on your skin tone. if there’s one thing that can motivate me to work out it’s definitely the apparel hehe. Love the fit of leggings on you!
These shots are so pretty! Where was this location?!
Aww thanks Josie! You’re so sweet! This is in Newbury Park close to Malibu in California!
I will definitely agree that wearing cute workout wear is a huge motivation. I have been upping my activewear styles so much lately and it makes me feel 10x more confident at the gym! I love the shade of purple on you – purple is my favorite color, so basically I need this set too 😉
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So glad to hear that you can totally relate babe! Lol I seriously am obsessed with your room because it’s purple LOL!
I love purple! Such a cute workout outfit. I love shopping for fitness gear. It’s a bit of an obsession when I start. You have the cutest workout buddy. So many great options you have here. My hubs and I have to buy new runners every 3 months because we wear ours down so quickly. While we’re out, I like to pick up new sports bras and dri fit tops. Definitely clicking through your list of bras above. haha.
Haha where do you like to shop for your fitness gear usually? 🙂
For shoes, I’m at NIke every 3 months hahaha. I actually ended up at Forever 21 buying so many bras, but I hit Lululemon from time to time for shorts & tee and sometimes catch a sale for Nike & Reebok at their stand alone or department stores. 🙂
I actually love Forever 21’s activewear haha. They are so trendy and stylish — and best of all, affordable! Believe it or not, I don’t own anything from Lululemon but am dying to get my first piece. I’ll probably hit the outlets for that haha 😉
So true!! Fitness workout motivates me to run and exercise as well 🙂 I love your workout clothes, beautiful scenery too!
Thank you babe! xx
Awesome, I need all the motivation I can get! 🙂
Who doesn’t? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This is such a wonderful idea for a blog. It is true that certain attires will motivate you to work-out. I think that is why so many people love to go shopping for fitness clothes; the hopes of motivation to work out 🙂
Wow, stunning photos and blog!! And it’s so true, cute gear always makes me feel my best when I’m working out and pushes me to work harder!
Thanks Sheila! Glad that cute gear helps you feel your best as well! xoxo
Hate to admit it but clothes do inspire me to work out 🙂 Not just what I’m wearing to the gym but what I get to wear because I go to the gym! Vain much? LOL! I’m loving that purple!
I am totally with you there girl! Thanks xoxo
I ALWAYS say that when I have cute workout clothes, I have much more motivation to actually work out! Great post and beautiful blog!
Thank you so much darling! xoxo
Your pics are fabulous, the scenery is beautiful! Such a great look, fun workout gear! Makes you feel better about working out when you feel good about how you look and feel in your clothes! You look stunning!
Thanks Jessica! I couldn’t agree more. Pretty workout gear is a must! You’re so sweet! x
I couldn’t agree more that cute workout gear definitely helps to stay motivated with working out! I’ll have to check out those leggings. Anything that helps make my bum look good is a plus!
Haha yay! Thanks for stopping by babe xx
I love the outfit you are wearing! I will definitely check out some of these!
Thank you so much!
Always in look for new ways to expand my fitness collection and these are so cute!
Thanks Jordan! Hopefully you were able to find something you like in my compilation!
Right now I can really use some new fitness attire. Since I came back from vacation in January I have a lack of motivation to exercise. I think it would be a great idea to switch up wardrobe a bit. The purple top is very simple and looks like one of my pieces. Not to mention that cute purple water bottle. Purple just happens to be my fav colour. Congrats on your collab with Macys.
I know that feeling — it’s hard to find motivation on a day-to-day basis for me as well. I think having different wardrobe options really help, especially if they are stylish and comfy! x
Love your selections! I’ll take all the motivation I can get, ha!
Thanks Whitney! Glad you enjoyed the selections 🙂 x
I completely agree, having the right work out outfit can keep you so motivated! love your picks!
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Thanks Maria! Glad you love my picks xo
I couldn’t agree more. A good workout look gets me motivated
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So glad you could relate! x
Yes! Cute workout gear always motivates me too! You look fabulous!
Thank you Jennifer! xoxo
Oh I will definitely agree with you, new workout gear definitely motivates me to get my butt into action again but unfortunately it is very short lived. I will be motivated for the whole of a week (at best) and then loose interest haha.
You look amazing and so toned in this new kit.
HAHA! I totally understand and can relate to the problem of “short lived.” Sigh. It’s a commitment that is hard to keep!
Oh my heavens! These photos are so stunning. You look fantastic & it looks like a wonderful day. :]
Thank you Carmen! It was indeed a beautiful day that day 🙂 x
This is a great look! 🙂 great job
Thank you Jesse x
I haven’t checked out Macy’s activewear line but the outfit you choose is sooooo adorable!! It looks amazing on you!!! A cute workout look is a must to get motivated!!
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Thanks Sarah! xoxo
Nothing like cute workout clothes to motivate, right?! That purple looks great on you! I also love the scenery of where you took your photos. Absolutely beautiful!
Yes girl! haha 🙂 thank you! xoxo
I really like this fitness gear. I do need to get some new clothes for the gym. I love the colour.
Thanks Anna! xoxo
Heading to the gym right now!! hahaha just love your posts Sharon, so amazing xx
Thank you Neha! xoxo
Great photos. You look quite fit! The pictures were kind of inspiring to make me want to go hit the gym more. Oh and to go shopping for a new gym wardrobe. Maybe that’ll help motivate me more….wearing gym clothes I love!
Haha! Yes! Shopping is the perfect remedy to get yourself up and going… then to the gym hopefully. x
Hope you’re having an amazing week so far babe!
Thanks Rina xx
Love your work out outfit and you look great (fit) in them.
Thanks Benita xx
I would be so motivated to work out if I was wearing your cute work out gear! and this mountainside area is just so breathtakingly beautiful! how refreshing 🙂
Thanks Samantha! xoxo
You look amazing in this workout gear! And your pug will definitely benefit from this extra exercise especially in this amazing location!
Thanks Bernice! Yes, he needs the exercise even though pugs are generally naturally lazy. Like me. HAHA!
Great tips! I always try to motivate me by treating myself from time to time with lovely new fitness clothes. You are so right, you instantely feel much better when you feel well dressed in your fitness wardrobe 😉 Beautiful photographs! I’m going to the gym. I’ve tried running in my city neighbourhood for some time, as well in the park, maybe I will do this again. If I had such stunning nature outside the door as in your photos I would definitely make use of it – wow! And how cute is your pug btw – sorry but I just love animals and pugs especially so I couldn’t resist stressing this as well haha! <3
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Thank you Fatima! We just adopted my pug early this year and we have fallen deeply in love with him since!
I’m way too much like you and hence need some retail therapy too! I don’t make any New Year’s resolutions, but I did make one in all secrecy of actually going to get fit and stay healthy and just like for you, it’s kind of hard to keep that promise even though I’ve only made it to myself (maybe that’s exactly the reason why). I really like the athleisure trend and think I’ll hop on in it as soon as I find something as intriguing and beautiful in regards of what you’re wearing, but the equivalent for guy. 🙂
And I think I mentioned it on your IG, but seriously, these pics look like taken straight out of Sound of Music. That’s how beautiful they are! 🙂
You already look so fit Thomas! But yes, exercise is so important for good health so it’s a great goal that you made to stay fit and healthy! I’m sure it won’t be too hard for you. Thanks for your kind words! xo
I LOVE this outfit! I have such a thing for strappy back sports bras 😍 I just need to find one suitable for high-impact and I’ll be a happy girl.
It’s amazing what a difference a cute outfit makes in your attitude 😉
Thanks Leah! Omg yess I have so many strappy back sports bra and I think a lot of them are starting to look the same but I don’t care! LOL!
Love the backdrop, those mountains look sooo austrian. The workout outfit looks comfortable for a walk or for yoga!
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Thank you! I have never been to Austria but dying to visit now!
Absolutely agree that a cute and comfortable workout gear is so essential to working out. It sure is a huge motivator. You look so cute in that outfit babe!
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Thank you so much darling! xx
Purple is my absolute fave color. I love your sportswear so much and you look so beautiful! Having the right workout clothes can definitely keep you motivated.
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Thank you Anne-Marie! I love how comfy sportswear is too and nowadays they are super trendy and perfect for everyday wear too 🙂 x
I like anything purple too and this work-out outfit is one of the best, the grainy colour design especially on the leggings makes it stand out.
Thanks Mercy! I totally agree 🙂 purple is my fave color! xx
I swear, stylish and cute fitness attire definitely helps motivate me to work out!! This set is the cutest, I love the colours!
So glad to hear that you can relate babe! xx
You look AMAZING! And I am digging the purple athletic wear this season! Gorgeous photos as always, babe! Have a great weekend! xoxo
Thanks Portia! xoxo
Cute fitness outfit! When the clothes are cute, it definitely motivates me to work out 🙂
Thanks Katherine! So glad to hear you can relate x
Omg babe I love your outfit! Its definitely important to feel good while working out because it motivates you more to work out! I love this post and your photos are always amazing. love ya!
Thanks Whitney! xoxo
Wow love this look! Great workout clothes always make you more motivated to get moving! So jealous of your figure, but kind of more jealous of your ADORABLE PUG – too much cute!
I think I need to go shopping for some new workout gear… online, with some vegetable chips.. before I head out and conquer the world 😉
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Thanks Estelle! So happy to hear that you like the look. My pug is the best workout buddy ever because he’s lazy just like me… so we sorta have to motivate each other lol!
It’s so true, if I don’t feel amazing in my workout gear, I won’t workout! Glad to see that I am not the only one with a pug that likes to workout too! My pug stays by my side 20/7. He’s actually the star of my instagram! LOL
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LOL! I’m 100% with you on that girl! So cool how you have a pug too! Is he a black or fawn pug? I will have to check out your IG!
First off all, babe, you are an absolute stunner!!! And super fit too, hon!! 🙂
I have set the same goal for 2017 but have been struggling at sticking to it. I honestly blame the weather as it’s been quite gloomy & rainy in England (with a few sunny days in between). Got my gym membership started though so need to get my bum up and start working out 😀
Love love love your fitness gear. Cute workout clothes is one of the key motivators to get moving 🙂
Thanks girl! I wish I was fit but really I think I’m just skinny hahaha. Trying though! I wish I could get a gym membership but where I live traffic getting to the nearby gym takes so much time in the day it’s just not worth it haha. Hopefully when I move out of the city though 🙂 xx
Your dog is adorable! Love the purple workout gear. I work out at a private gym with a trainer twice a week and that’s the only workout I’m motivated to do. But I have been more into buying cute fitness clothes. I keep seeing so many cute outfits bloggers like you are wearing, especially all the fabulous leggings. I love that fitness gear is making a major comeback.
Thank you Yasmin! I wish I could work out at a private gym too… but seriously the traffic in LA getting to even a nearby gym is a workout in itself LOL!
I agree that it is so hard to feel motivated to workout outdoors when the weather is as gloomy, wet and snowy as it’s been here on The PNW. Your workout gear is so fun though! Love that purple top!
Thanks Ellie! It’s been super cold here in LA so it’s also been difficult to motivate myself to work out too 🙁
You got a lot of awesome selection of workout gear Sharon! The pink leggings are so adorable. I like pretty athletic wear–they keep me motivated. Thanks for the share. xx
Thanks Kandja! I actually don’t have much but this one’s definitely a fave 🙂 hehe xoxo
Your pictures look amazing! I wish I look this good when working out! You are killing this look and love the color!
Aww thanks girl! You’re too nice! xoxoxo
Buying new workout clothes always inspires us to get out and be more active so we can show off our new clothes as well! Purple looks great on you, we love this look!
So glad you could relate! Thank you xx
Haha you’re so cute babe! I’m the same way.. I made it a New Years resolution for myself to be more fit this year but it’s been so hard considering the cold weather in LA lately! 🙁 The rain from El Nino is definitely not helping, but I also like to buy cute athletic wear to get me motivated to workout.
Thanks boo! I know… UGH I have definitely had enough of this rain! It needs to be summer already lol
Oh I love those pics darling and you are so right, the right workout clothes definitely make me wanna work out more. Thank you so much for those cool tips – your doggy is adorable by the way!
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Thanks Carmen! And S’mores says thank you too hehe 🙂 xx
This one really fits on you! Nice one! 🙂
Your tips are pretty motivational, Sharon! Great post, keep up the amazing work and never cease amazing us!
Aww thanks girl! xoxo
Love this sportswear, Sharon! You look amazing and I definitely agree that great workout clothes motivate you to make more of an effort. The weather here has been so gloomy too, so I’m going to do some online shopping to update my sports wardrobe (and then maybe I’ll get off the couch!)
PS S’mores is adorable!
Thanks Julia! S’mores says hello to you! 🙂 hehe xx
LOVE this sporty look and how the purple looks on you babe!! S’mores is such a model!!
Thanks Marcy! S’mores booked two influencer campaigns in the past week and I am so excited for him haha!