Cropped (Top) is Better

A year ago you would not have caught me dead working out in a crop top. A big part of this opinion stemmed from a lack of confidence in my own body but things have changed a lot! My gym routine and new found love for spinning have really helped build up my body confidence, making me feel more comfortable wearing things I would have shied away from before.

Here are some of my favourite workout crop tops to keep you looking great and feeling confident!

  1. RYU Apparel – Lightweight, racerback, light support, quick drying, sweat-wicking padded
  2. Break Free Tank by Lululemon – Lightweight, two in one tank and bra, racerback, quick drying, sweat-wicking, padded, light support
  3. Slashback Crop by Outdoor Voices – Sweat-wicking, high coverage, supportive
  4. Ignite Crop Top by MICHI – Side mesh panels, padded
RYU Apparel // Break Free Tank by Lululemon //Slashback Crop by Outdoor Voices // Slashback Crop by Outdoor Voices

 

Friday Favourites

Hopefully, this becomes a regular #FridayFavourites posts but as of right now, I can make no promises. Besides, things are more fun when they’re unexpected … right?

But, let’s get right to it and keep this short and sweet!

Favourite Song: Tell Me You Love Me (Dave Aude Remix) – Demi Lovato – this song has been on repeat for almost two weeks now. I just can’t stop listening to it. It has a great pace for working out or as a quick weight track during a spin class.

Favourite Workout: As always, #BootyGains, so I’m loving weighted 1 + 1/4 hip thrusts. To do these, sit on the floor against a bench (with the bench perpendicular to your body) and lay either a barbell or a dumbbell across your body, just below your hips. Place your feet about hip-width apart and then lift your legs and body off of the ground, squeezing your glutes, until your legs create a 90-degree angle. Lower about 1/4 of the way, then go back up to the top again. Now lower all the way to the mat. That’s 1 rep. (Don’t worry, I’ve linked a video here if that was confusing)

Favourite “Guilty Pleasure” Snack: Lately, I’ve been loving and craving both chocolate ice cream with nerds or Old Dutch baked dill pickle chips. Drooool. These are a staple in my snack cupboard and I’ve been indulging lots this week. Oops.

Favourite Workout Clothing: Spin classes are sweat inducing and if I can get away with wearing a sports bra and leggings, I will. The Sweat Times bra from Lululemon has been a godsend and I am in love! It’s made with full-on Luxtreme (their signature fabric) and has medium support. Go get one and thank me later!

Favourite On the Go Snack: This is the most expensive and indulgent snack, but if you’re in the Toronto area and are looking for something quick and healthy, I highly recommend the Liliko’l Smoothie from Palm Lane. It’s vegan, gluten-free and made with banana, mango, passionfruit, coconut milk, agave, and turmeric. It is so yummy, I can’t even describe it in words.

Happy Friday, friends! Hope you have a lovely weekend!