Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good

That’s one of my husband’s favorite phrases, “Look good, feel good, play good.” What does it mean? It’s probably obvious, but if you look good, then you will feel good. And if you feel good, you will play well. (Yes, the grammar nerd in me constantly wants to correct the phrase, but I just let it go.)

I’m pretty sure he picked up the phrase back when he played high school football. There’s something about knowing you look good in your uniform that makes you want to perform like a champion.

The same applies at work – if I feel good in my outfit, there’s a pretty good chance my day will be more productive than when I feel like a slob.

Quite frankly, over the past week I haven’t looked good, or felt good for that matter. Guess who caught the flu the day after declaring it had left our house? Yep, this mama. The next few days were pretty rough. I’m finally getting my appetite back, but that flu was a beast.

A high point last week? Old Navy sent me a $50 gift card to check out their Active Wear, “Active by Old Navy”. New workout clothes? Yes please! As a mom at home on maternity leave, I tend to live in my workout gear. But to be honest, it’s not too pretty. There is nothing “looking good” or “feeling good” about my workout outfits these days. I knew my wardrobe could use an upgrade! My mom, Little Miss Athlete and I were finally able to head to the mall on Saturday…

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And check it out…Old Navy’s Active Wear is 40% off through Wednesday!

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You all know I’m a bargain shopper. I rarely buy things new, and if I do, they better be on sale/clearance. I sometimes get offered the opportunity to review expensive workout gear on my blog, and I’m always torn. Should I feature something for all of you that I wouldn’t spend money on for myself? I don’t know. Just because I don’t like to spend $45 on a tank top doesn’t mean you won’t. But thankfully with Old Navy, I didn’t have that dilemma. These are my kind of prices! Sports bras for $8???

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I went a little crazy and tried on almost everything in the store. I had gone online earlier in the week and I knew I wanted this jacket as soon as I saw it. It is $30 online, but for some reason it was only $25 in my store. Looks like several of the pieces were priced lower in the store than online. Not sure why, but I’ll take it!

And look! Thumb holes!

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I have no idea why I love thumb holes so much, but apparently I’m not alone. I’ve seen a lot of love for thumb holes in the blog world lately. Maybe they’re like footie pajamas for your hands? Nice and cozy.

I thought about getting this tank but decided it wasn’t really my style.

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But the pants? Yes please! I told my mom, “I think I’ll just live in these.” Yoga pants are totally acceptable “mom attire”, right? So comfortable. And just $12!!! ($15 online). Told you these are my kind of prices.

I ended up getting this top for $10 (same price online)…

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This is an XS so I’m sure it’s designed to be much bigger and flowier (is that a word?) but I liked the way this size fit on me. Oh and it’s the only one they had left in my store. I’m glad my mom talked me into trying it on. 

I ended up spending $50.29 including tax and here’s the final outfit:

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Yes, I’m wearing flip flops with a jacket. That’s what we do in Florida. :)

I love how structured this jacket is. Hugs the curves in all the right places. And zips way up to protect against chilly weather. I sure could have used this jacket at the St Petersburg Rock n Roll Half Marathon last year! It was SO COLD.

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Here’s a better photo of the tank top. Is it bad that I might wear this tank as “real clothes”, not just workout clothes? I think it’s so cute!

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(And the style is great for hiding the fact that I just had a baby seven weeks ago.)

Check out the back – love it.

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I’m so thankful for the opportunity to review this workout gear. It feels very high quality, while at a price I’m comfortable (and happy!) with – and I think you will be too.

Sometimes as as mom it is hard to treat ourselves to something new. I know it is for me at least. I buy things for my kids all the time, but I feel really guilty spending money on myself. But every once in  awhile, treat yourself. Remember the whole “look good, feel good, play good” thing? It’s true for moms too. When I’m lounging around in worn out, stretched out workout gear, I don’t feel good about myself. You probably wouldn’t either. And nothing motivates me to workout like new workout gear. I know I’m not alone in that. I’m not saying you need to go out and buy an expensive new wardrobe, but buying yourself a new $10 tank top likely won’t break the bank. Go ahead. You deserve it. Just my two cents.

Edited to add: Guess what I found out!! Old Navy has Active Wear in MATERNITY and PLUS SIZES too! And they’re both on sale right now too! Wish I had known this a few months ago…how cute is this maternity top??

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When is the last time you treated yourself to something new? 
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25 Responses to Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good

  1. Jenn

    Callie, you look FANSTASTIC! :) And thanks for the reminder that I need to get on that “look good” part and finally go buy myself a pair of jeans that aren’t falling down! :)

  2. You look sooooooo thin- like you did not have a baby seven weeks ago! Congratulations to you- and how awesome to get an ON giftcard!!!

  3. LOVE the jacket! I got the compression capris and have lived in them. I hit up the store again this weekend to buy another pair because they rock so much. And PS … you look fan-freaking-tastic! Giving me hope for whenever we have baby #2 ;)

  4. Great, thanks! I am posting about this on our Facebook page. Love that pink top :)

  5. Teresa

    You look amazing!

  6. Heather

    I agree about the yoga pants. I bought them myself last week and am thinking about going and getting another pair tomorrow when I am off work. They are so comfortable. I want to live in them. I wish I could wear them to work.

  7. Crystal

    Holy smokes, you look amazing. I’ve been following your blog since you were pregnant with mini-athlete, and I have to say, you DESERVE to look this awesome after all your hard work getting back into shape after baby #1.

  8. You look amazing! Definitely do not look like you had a baby recently. That jacket looks super cute.

  9. I LOVE that jacket! I have actually been eyeing it online for months… Maybe I will have to purchase it while it’s on sale. By the way, you do not look like you just had a baby!!!

  10. OMG you look great!! I hope I look that good 7 weeks after our next bundle of joy is born (in April)!

  11. The clothes are adorable! You look great :)

  12. All that stuff looks great, but not as great as you!!

  13. You look so CUTE!!! Love the clothing you chose and how it looks on your frame.

  14. Debbie B.

    You are looking great. One hot momma. I ordered a shirt and capris from Old Navy to try out their active line. They arrive today. Cannot wait to test then out.

  15. Cute outfit! And I love flip-flops ;)

  16. Your body does NOT give away the fact that your baby isn’t even two months old! Hot mama. You look great. E got me a couple things from Old Navy’s fitness line for Christmas and I’ve liked them so far.

  17. Oh my goodness you look amazing girl! I’m glad you were able to treat yourself to some new gear. It always makes me feel good! And you deserve it!

  18. The jacket looks great on you! And yes, thumb holes rock!

  19. Just echoing the other comments – you look so good! I love being able to follow your progress with #2 since she’s only two weeks ahead of C. :)

  20. cute! I am obsessed with thumb holes too, not sure why!

  21. Suzanna

    7 weeks ago, huh? You look great! I love the new clothes and the bargain :)

  22. Great blog! Love hearing about taking turns with the hubby at night, etc! And you are looking SO fab 2 months post baby.

    I actually just bought that blue top you were modeling from Old Navy! Not normally something I’d pick either, but thought it would work well for our super hot Houston summers (your weather is probably pretty similar), AND I thought the bubble style would carry me through at least a chunk of my pregnancy!

  23. I had to go and buy myself that jacket today… and I also bought two pairs of pants and two sports bras… I have that top you got in purple (mine is fluorescent yellow) and love it. It is great for spinning too because it is nice an long and doesn’t ride up!

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