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Category: Running Outfit

How Fabletics Stole My Heart

I’m sure we all have noticed monthly subscription boxes that are booming everywhere it seems. Whether it’s home items, makeup, clothing or food, there seems to be something for everyone. My former roommate was a Stitchfix fan. I will admit, I lived vicariously through her each month and watched her model the items and decide which ones to keep and send back. I thought to myself how much fun that was, but I couldn’t afford something like that. I’m a clearance rack shopper, especially as a student with loan debt and no income. However, there is something I have a weakness to and that is athletic clothes. So about a year ago I noticed Fabletics and thought about how I would love to try it out. Not only do I practically live in athletic clothes, but my future career is in athletics so you can pretty much find me in workout gear 24/7.

I started my dietetic internship in January and was located to a very small town that pretty much has a Walmart and JCPenney. I knew I wouldn’t be doing much shopping but still wanted to get my workout gear fix. So I thought, now is the perfect time to try out this monthly subscription.

Why I LOVE Fabletics

  • You don’t have to buy anything each monthfebruary pick
  • You get to see items before you buy
  • You can return anything you don’t like
  • You get points for purchases and reviewing products. Your points now go to redeeming other clothing items
  • You have 5 days to decide if you want to buy anything from the month, if not you skip the month and no charges are billed to you
  • The clothes are incredibly soft and thick enough material similar to Lululemon (no see through pants here!)
  • Customer service is great and they have a live chat with very helpful representatives!
  • I love Kate Hudson, need I say more

I read that the collections were 75% off and if you got a VIP membership you received all the perks above and a whole outfit for under $25. My first outfit only cost $17 which was worth it to me to try and get 3 items. Even if I hated them, I could cancel the membership or skip each month whenever I wanted. So I truly influence everyone to try at least one month!

So then each month you receive an email with your month’s choices picked out for you, along with more suggestions if you don’t like your specific outfits picked for you.

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I have partapril pickicipated in two months so far and skipped one in the middle.

Some cons to Fabletics

  • Items tend to be sold out if they have been around for awhile
  • Sometimes items tend to look very similar, which is why I skipped one month

However they had so many new choices for the month of May, I had too many decisions to choose just one outfit. I am torn between these two options.

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So if you love workout clothes as much as me, then you should definitely try Fabletics at least for the first month with the discounted outfits and you can always cancel!

There is no fee to join or become a VIP member, but these are the perks you get for joining as a VIP member, so why wouldn’t you?

VIPJOIN NOW 🙂

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Q&A starts now!

snacks

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These Clif Crunch Bars are incredible. They are like the Nature Valley ones but I love the chocolate chip pieces!

I added them to my Amazon Shop too. Check it out here

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run

Run: 6.4 Miles in 54:37 [8:32 per mile]

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3:23 (.4) @ 8:35 pace

 

Post Run

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Powerade

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Brunch again. My school only offers brunch on the weekends, which stinks because we eat at 10 and then have to wait until 4 for dinner and then you’re hungry all the time!

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Applesauce, chocolate milk, egg and cheese sandwich. The sausage on it wasn’t cooked all the way so I had to take it off 🙁

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Then I had some ham and mac n cheese along with daily orange juice.

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Got hungry again around 2pm.

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Triscuits and cheese. I absolutely LOVE triscuits and eat them plain.

q&a

Some Q&A for you!

An anonymous reader wrote “aww..i think its so precious you and alex go to the same school and everything. don’t you guys get sick of eachother?! i kidd, i kidddd 😉
btw..what’re your thoughts on eating fats after running? i’ve read in a buncha places that it’s not beneficial to consume fats after exercising, and to only focus on lean proteins and carbs..but there are days when i cravee an avocado sandwich after running :/
what’re your/alex’s thoughts on the matter? since you two run a lot?”

So onto the answers…

1. We actually don’t get sick of eachother! We live about 30 minutes apart back at home so we only get to see eachother about once or twice a week. So when we are at school we do see eachother everyday but since we have the same interests and are both runners, we have almost the same schedules. Plus we do allow time for ourselves as well. Which I think definitely helps not getting sick of eachother!

2. With your question about fats after running. After you have ran you deserve food, if you are craving an avocado sandwich go for it. Just consume a drink that has some carbs and protein in it to get your electrolytes back up. Chocolate milk is a great post run/workout drink because the carbs to protein ratio is perfect. For an athlete your average fat intake should be around 35% of your calories for the day. Your sandwich will also consists of carbs with the bread, and if you add other things to it that could add protein or more carbs even then it’s perfect!

The reason why you need carbs and protein after a workout is because that is where your energy comes from. Primary energy source is carbohydrates and then protein is next. So you have to replace your lost glycogen by refueling with carbs and protein after. It’s not necessary to replace fats that might have been used during exercise, but you can eat them post workout/run as long as you are still refueling with your carbs/proteins. But like I said, just combine something to your avocado sandwich! You’re a hardworking athlete that deserves to treat yourself to food you like and crave. All with moderation.

 

If anyone has any other questions, I’d love to answer. But just remember it’s just my opinion and/or my knowledge of what I’ve been taught so far. So other opinions are always helpful!

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