Current Fitness Essentials [Giveaway!]

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As you probably know, I’m a bit of a fitness geek. I love lifting weights, running races, riding my bike, and (begrudgingly), swimming. I go to the gym almost every day on my lunch break and in the past few months I’ve really gotten into lifting heavy with a trainer. I can currently deadlift 1.8x my body weight as well as benchpress 67% of my body weight.

Yeah, it makes me feel pretty badass.

What doesn’t make me feel badass, though, is the bruises I get on my shins from deadlifting. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen that I typically wear capris to the gym. Well, those aren’t really good for protecting my legs although they are good at keeping me cool.

Which is why ever since I discovered the existence of leggings with mesh insets I’ve been obsessed! I’m currently in love with about 10 different pairs and I may have already ordered a few.


Top Secret | Old Navy |  Heroine Sport | Old Navy

 Splits59  |Lucy  | Koral Activewear

Michi Pysche  |  Michi Psyloque | lululemon

Aren’t these amazing? Sigh. I’d have all of them if I could. And, you know what? Since Shopbop is currently having their Friends and Family sale I can get some of them for 25% off making my dreams (almost) come true!


Sale ends October 15, 2015, at 11:59pm PT

Another items I’ve been using in the gym is the SlimClip phone case. I received one for free to try out and I have to say that although it has its issues, when I’m lifting it’s nice not to have a regular armband constricting my biceps. I also need quick access to my phone to log my reps and weights and an armband tends to be annoying. I’ve also worn it while running and it would have worked really well except for the leash I use on my dog also goes around my waist and the two interfered with one another. If I run sans leash, though, it would work fine. No bouncing!


My only issues with the SlimClip case are 1. not all phone chargers seem to fit in the hole they have for charger access and 2. if you put your phone into the case it can be really difficult to get it out. In fact, I actually broke one of the ones they sent me trying to get my phone out. But, they have a free 365 day replacement guarantee so I can send it back for a replacement.

However, if your charger works fine (as in, it’s not a knock-off Amazon charger) then there’s no reason you couldn’t just leave your phone in the case. It’s actually a pretty nice case in and of itself.


Anyway,  if you’re interested in trying a SlimClip case, I have three to giveaway! Two pink and one yellow. The only catch is you need to have an iPhone 5. Yes, you need to be in the dark ages like me.

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  and more-5I was given the SlimClip case free of charge. All opinions are my own.

Also linking up with Bri at Work Clothes, I Suppose

8 replies on “Current Fitness Essentials [Giveaway!]

  1. Jill Will Run

    I had the SlimClip case for my iPhone 5, really liked it. I don’t take my case on/off a lot and just plugging the charging cable was never an issue for me. I pre-ordered the iPhone 6 version the day I could, but alas…. a year later and another iPhone version has been released and I still don’t have it. They had manufacturing problems with the version 6 case and finally refunded my money. Which I respected, just stepping up and saying “Sorry.”

    I didn’t know Old Navy had moved into the mesh inserts trend too… now it’s really widespread! I bought a pair of capris from Fabletics with them at the beginning of this year and I like them.

  2. Jennifer Rote

    I’m actually wearing jeggins today. Love them. I don’t mind leggings as pants as long as my top is long enough to cover my butt lol

  3. Ashley Perez

    Not unless you are wearing a dress or long tunic over the leggings than it is acceptable! 🙂

  4. Brenda G.

    Leggings are cozy! They are good for a night in while sipping some coffee and great to go out with some nice boots and a cardigan.

  5. Emily @ Out and About

    Those leggings with mesh inserts look awesome! Thanks for sharing where all of those samples came from since I had no idea where to find them. I’m off to go shop on Old Navy for a few of my own pairs. =D My only concern is how strong the mesh is. Does it seem like it could withstand the potential for tearing or ripping compared to the nonmesh?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I have the first Old Navy ones listed and I’ve already worn them three times and washed them once 🙂 The mesh is definitely thicker than pantyhose, if that’s what concerns you! I think it will hold up.

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