Showing posts with label activewear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label activewear. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Forever 21 activewear haul

Some fitness enthusiasts out there think I spend a ton of money on my togs .
Not really . If I ever do purchase them at full price , I'd probably consider myself a failure , you know ? 

Right . Now , scroll down and see my haul . Spent a total of 4 and a half hours inside the store today .
Still , you'd never guess that each item cost me an average of  RM39  only .
About the same as what you would pay for some cheaper activewear out there in the market , which will not last as many times in the wash .

1. First up .
This white anorak with gold bands along the sleeves

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Salsation Wear - made in Colombia tights that fits every size !

When I started checking out Salsation Fitness Wear , I simply could not believe it .
What do you mean it fits every size ?
You mean there is no XS and no XL ? 
Is this even possible ?
Do you have any idea how wide my hips are ? And what just clothed a wasp of a waist , you mean , I can also wear as well without it bursting open at the seams ? 
Wow . Impressive .

So I began looking for an online presence .
" Coming Soon " greeted me .
So frustrating . 

Then , as luck had it , I finally got a hold of a distributor of their original garments .

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Slazenger sports skirt - skirting the issue no more

Because of my figure type and overall build  , I've been avoiding having to wear tiny miniskirts for a really long time already .

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Activewear haul - new jackets , tops and tights

Because we are now in the thick of the World Cup , the activewear scene has pretty much exploded into regular stores even ,with new in trend colours and more sports dresses than ever .
Currently , walk in customers have some of the best picks I dare say , especially when it comes to branded sports wear ,with some outlets  offering huge discounts in order to compete for your ringgit .

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Hunt for the Reebok x ELLE Lux capri

The day I first spotted Miss Kitty  wearing this stunning capri , made me determined to go hunt it  down , now..... if only I knew where the boutique was .
After googling only did I discover that the label Elle plastered all over the front and back , refers to the American graffiti artist who collaborated with Reebok to come up with this head turning piece .

Bear in mind , I still have the piece by Upendo Taylor ( famously worn by Ronda Rousey ) which I love to death but I also just had to have this ( I think I'm turning into a leggings collector at this point already )
So began the hunt .

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Changing room mirrors that tell no lies

I actually have enough clothes to last me a really long time already .
And yet somehow , the word
placed on the glass window of the store lured me in .

Now , if you've been following my blog , you'll know that I haven't really purchased many clothes from H & M.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Adidas Ultimate Long Tights - motivational message hidden within

How long has it been since I purchased a pair of tights ?
In the past , I just could not pour myself into an Adidas .

Reebok , Puma , Cotton On and USA Pro were better fits for the heftier woman that I was back then ( when I started out I was in danger of not being able to wear double XL sizes anymore ) . 
But today , so much has melted away , that my floral Cotton On which I wore yesterday looked like a tighter version of harem pants . There was so much space between , it kind of felt so ridiculous as I had to keep on hitching it further and further up my waist , all to no avail !

Friday, 5 January 2018

Racerback - sized up on purpose

Attending yet another fitness event tomorrow . So I really need this because the organiser has listed it as a sweat fest , thus we'll need a second change of clothes . It'll dry pretty quick , so that's important .
He was one of the first 7 instructors I trained under and he's not only a most capable event organiser , he's a natural born leader who happens to be very enthusiastic , perky , full of energy and is extremely passionate about his chosen field , so I will always throw my support behind him and whatever he does .

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Upskirt prevention , borderline motivation

Suffered a temporary setback , yet I still went ahead and purchased this very daring ( for my age and figure lah ) number from YFS .
It looks like those skirts worn by Thai school girls and I think I may just possess the nerve to pull this off . 
I did try a few short skirts at H&M but then I thought they made me look like a German barmaid because every pleat stuck outwards like it was on static so no go . YFS on the other hand has skirts that fit even bigger girls like me , so I'm quite pleased with my first purchase from them .

Now , if you're worried about upskirt pictures , fret no more , this store actually has an inbuilt pair of stretchable shorts inside to kill the fire so to speak. What a brilliant idea indeed ! 
Thus when you go up the escalator and some hamsap lou pervert gets all excited , you'll turn his gleeful smile upside down ,once he sees the shorts you have underneath it .

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Silly jacket season

We learn a new thing every single day don't we ?
This jacket below is called a Shacket .
Yup .
S-H-A-C-K-E-T .

Why ?
Because it's a cross between a shirt and a jacket ( rolls eyes ) .
Say you decide to get one too , you can either go oversized ( which I think makes me look huger than I already am ) or go for a closer fit , which suits me .

Friday, 29 September 2017

USA Pro - Mono Bandana tights

You're seeing my first pair of USA Pro tights right here .
Called the Mono Bandana , when I first spotted this on the rack , my heart skipped a beat , and then when I peered at the size , and saw the number 10 omg , I felt a little crestfallen . While it sure looked small , I defiantly lugged it into the changing room just to see if it could go past my hips .
Man fit so nicely , I was surprised , I was immediately sold !

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tesco F & F Active athletic wear - some hits , some misses

I do shop at Tesco often . Even when I pop into Thailand , sometimes I check out the stores there as well . 

Actually bought one of my first sports bras from Tesco , a black with mottled pink edging under the Assign label . I'll be very honest about that sports bra . 
Although it did hold my boobs up well , washing was a nightmare . First wash , caused the colour to run and bleed , staining the removable inner sponge to a dirty colour. Ugh . 
Next annoyance was the stitching . The underside where the band is , seemed to crack with each fitting and that really bothered the heck out of me . That initial bra became extremely faded and looked like a very, very sad old rag by the third wash  .
Miss # 1

Miss # 2 is a striped sleeveless mesh tee that turned out to be so ugly , I wonder what came over me . Doesn't deserve any pics either m

Now you're probably wondering why I didn't ask for a refund or shop elsewhere then ? Simple , because I was much larger than I am now , there just wasn't any other option .

Sunday, 3 September 2017

H & M - can I M

Heading up north , this year's paddy fields are not as spectacularly golden as in the past . 
Still , out of habit , I popped into the best shopping complex in town , which is Aman Central , and head straight for the split level H&M store located within .

H&M medium support , racerback sports bra with ventilating mesh and wide elasticated hem.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

3 firsts towards a minier me

 This is the first miniskirt I'm purchasing in a really long time .
It's taken between 8 to 9 months to come to this stage .
My tummy has gone down half the size it previously was without any loose skin problem . There's long term results for you . 

Koochi moochi is probably not going to approve but because I live in Penang , the one place in Malaysian where older women of my age and beyond still dare to don such garb , I'm going right ahead and gonna pour myself into one anyway .

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

2nd pair in 2 months

Bought my first 3 stripe trainers in May , now I've done so much foot battering workouts with them , that the soles are wearing down and making a funny suction sound .
Don't get me wrong , the shoe itself is still intact . Structure still very good .... on the outside that is .
However , the cushioning impact has been drastically reduced and I can feel it . Ignoring that detail just to stretch my ringgit would be a really foolish thing to do , seeing how old I am now .
Just the other day , I was having a chat with this other exercise kaki who told me how she spoilt her knees by not getting a better pair of soles . Too late to turn back time so to speak as the damage is irreversible .

Not just any mat

Have you ever seen a gold yoga mat ?
 I sure haven't . Anyway , since I just began to incorporate exercise into my life from last December , inevitably yoga will be a natural progression . Don't care if it has been in the market far back as 2016 ( what the production date on the label says ) but I sure want one for myself ! 
Where did I get this from ? Body by Cotton On . Bag not included .

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Cotton On Body

Orange seems to be my new favourite colour nowadays . 
There are just so many shades to choose from I can't believe it ! 

From pastels , to candy shades and bright fluorescents , when I spot them on the rack , I go a bit nuts after that .

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Forever not enough

It's a week to Raya and there are massive sales in just about every corner . 
In fact , I don't remember the discounts being this hefty before ( last year saw a lot of new beautiful stocks towards Raya but this year , there are massive clearance sales , and I mean massive ) but oh my gawd , you'd better go check out the good shopping complexes here .

Anyway , now that I have dedicated my time to and adopted a firm exercise schedule , the word 
SALE hung up all over the shop ,
proved too much !
Alas , I caved in and came out with 4 more very " necessary " sports bras from where else but Forever 21 .
Reasoned with myself that their durability and colour fastness was an
" investment " 
( what self delusional bs )

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

After 6 months of exercise ....

...this is how much has melted off .

My tummy is still visible but I am not gonna suck it in for the camera .
It's taken 6 months of hard exercise ( despite some periods of illness and pain ) to get to this stage .