Fabletics review: Your must have leggings

Holiday must have!

This is the Salar Legging from Fabletics.  I love this legging! You need 2 pair of these. Here me out.

The picture does not do this legging justice. The color is Black/Silver/icicle print. It’s maximum compression and it fits beautifully even with all your booty gains. It’s going to look hot on you.
This IS the perfect holiday legging!  You can rock this with black boots and
a sweater or dress it up hot with some heels! It’s seriously the perfect go to for the holidays.

The reason you need two pairs is : you will have these for years to come. This will be your holiday party go to  item!! This is a Fabletics fabric that came out for the winter. Who knows if we will continue to see it!

Pricing: VIP pricing for this legging is $54.95 and it comes in lengths
Short/Reg/Tall. Sizing is size 0 to size 20.

I’m not mad at Lululemon for their lack  of sizes but I do want you to know Fabletics sizing is xxs-xxl.  Girls  with booties can buy cute pants here!

Are these workout leggings or going out leggings?
You can rock your workouts in this legging because it is NOT see through. It passes the Squat test, dead lift, burpee  and the pilates test too.

(Pilates test is having your pants stay up while you do the advanced roll up.)

Salar leggings/capris always pass this test.

This legging is soft and  it’s super comfortable. It fits true to size. I’m a size 8 and I have a medium.  It’s a perfect pant

BTW. the Salar Legging comes in 32 different prints.

  Cute top  option 1 is the  Switch Back Tee II. I have this. It is so cute on!
You can add the Hudson Bralette in  Black/Silver/Icicle too.
Switch back Tee II is VIP price $19.95
Hudson Bralette II is also VIP: $19.95
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This  is the Aruba Wrap Top II and it comes in 4 colors! It is so cute
and only VIP: $19.95

The Psyllos Sweater is gorgeous! It’s perfect with the Salar Legging!
VIP is $49.95 for this sexy sweater!
 Accessories!
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Of course you need the matching headband! It’s so cute and festive. Ladies.. if your girls are hooked on Lululemon, they are going to love Fabletics!!  The accessories are super cute!  You don’t have to spend $108 on leggings for your teens.

You can get your first outfit for just $25! Free shipping and returns.
I hope you enjoyed my review. If you could please use my link that woud be super pawesome!


xoxo

Come Sweat with Me at Lululemon

come sweat with me!!
come sweat with me!!

 

Hey guys!! This  Tuesday, February 3, I will be training at the MotherShip, Lululemon in the Central West End , St. Louis.

I am so honored to be a part of Lululemons, Tone it Tuesdays!!

We will begin at 7:15pm and rock the most fun workout humanly possible.   Mats are provided and you only need to bring yourself!

Come early and see me in the store. We’ll buy some pants!

Space is limited!!  Sign up here. IT’s free!!

Booty Builder: Banded Squats

Are you working on building out those glutes?

Banding above the knees gets the glutes activated immediately!

In this video I am using it for my weighted wide squats.  This is so hard that I have to drop my weight way back to complete my sets.   The glutes are activated and it’s intense.  You have to fight to keep your knees from caving!
I use the band in my thrusting, side leg work and squats/deads.

 

Trackin macros and VSX Haul

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I will take any opportunity to talk about pants. I love new pants.
My normal Lululemon hauls halted when I saw some of the fall patterns.
They are hit and miss.   This past weekend I picked up these
Knockout Capris from Victoria’s Secret VSX line.  They have stepped up their game. These are (I’m guessing) the answer to Lulu’s Wunder Unders or Run Crops.  These are GREAT workout pants.  I did a full leg workout, with squats and deads in them with no shifting. The Knockout Capri is $62.50 and it comes in 12 colors/styles.  Whoo hoo. Lulu has so few patterns at once so this is fun.  Oh.. it does have a drawstring at the waist!

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bra

I got the matching Incredible Bra too in this pattern . I also bought the green version of this fabric in the front zipper style. I did not like the ‘front zipper’ version at all.  My zipper broke. 😦
This is a tight bra for when you are feeling boobalicious so just get the regular version and squeegle yourself into it.
It comes in so many sizes up to DDD! Great support and looks great under a tank if you are shy.  I prefer VSX bras to Lululemon since I’m ‘enhanced’.
The Energy Bra from Lulu is awesome
for a ‘uniboob’ bra and the TATA-Tamer is a great choice if you don’t mind the matronly look. Tata Tamer is my Plyo only bra. It’s not cute!
VSX is bringing the heat.  Incredible bra is $54 to $63 depending on pattern.
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New meal plan success!

I have completed a full 12 days on my brand new macros. I am working with
an IIFYM coach who just took one of my team mates up to the stage still eating what she wanted.  Read that again. She didn’t deplete nor did she starve. She was lean and had a great ‘off’ or grow season and came in better than ever with a win for our team!

We have no actual weight loss goals set even though my post show rebound gave me extra body fat.  I’m feeling fantastic so far.

My show season is next summer so this grow season we are going to add some muscle and I can already see it happening.   My adjustment to eating food I like everyday,  as opposed to just turkey, chicken, fish freaks me out a bit, but I’ve been within 5g of all my macros every single day and I’ve lost 10 pounds.  I had marshmallow fluff this week.  High carb day is the best!

Xoxo

Peak week begins

All this happened.. and more!
All this happened.. and more!
1 week out. Progress
1 week out. Progress

 

It’s been a busy 3 weeks.
I’ve been hitting the gym at 5am for HIIT and then back again to lift.
It’s pretty much been a blurr.

SICK
Last week, I came down with a nasty sinus infection.
It took 3 doctor trips but I finally got antibiotics.
I was able to get all my workouts in but it was brutal.
It took almost a full week to get my energy back up.

Last year, in my prep I also got sick. Remarkably, that was the last time
I was sick. So.. the Zpack I think was almost as bad as being sick.

I added about 6 pounds of water for almost a week. That was a real
disappointment.

Track

I hate running! But.. I love this tank and Lulu Speeds!
I hate running! But.. I love this tank and Lulu Speeds!

Rob and I have been hitting the track once a week. We have also hit Tower Grove Park for hill sprints.
Track was easier for me this year. I really pushed. I totally run like a girl. I embrace that. It’s not pretty.
I’m glad I’m not being judged on that.

Lululemon
I have had some amazing trips to Lululemon.
I’ve said it before. I’m motivated by workout pants.
I got some super cute outfits for my workout videos I’m putting on IG.
The new Bruised Berry is my favorite.

Lululemon haul
Lululemon haul

Pic 1:  Power Y tank and Milky way Wunder Under crops.
Pic2:  Curious Jungle speed shorts. I have been stalking these.
Pic 3: Bruised Berry Run : Inspire crops. These run small.  I bought the Flower bungas and had to return. They were so small! I do not want to size up. I just lost 17 pounds!

1 week out. Progress

Here is it. My last progress pic until the show.
I am 3 pounds under my last show weight.  I weigh 139 here. I’ve lost 18 pounds since Jan 1.  My bikini is awesome. I have my peak week meal plan and workouts. Stay tuned!

4 weeks out update

4 weeks out. All this happened., and more
4 weeks out. All this happened., and more

I started the week off on Sunday with track.
I hit the mark on all my cardio and workouts.
I’m training 7 days a week. I have 6 lifting days.

I almost peed in my car. Don’t judge! #bikinigirlproblems

Had my check in with my coach, MJ today. I will get all new food and workouts
for this week.

My suit will be here Monday!! I cannot wait to see it!

I’m officially down another pound. I am 142. I am 1 pound over my last show weight
but I think I look much different than last year.

1 year apart
1 year apart

These pics are exactly 1 year apart. I’m happy with my progress.

We are upping my cardio this week and getting a little more food.
I am officially 3 weeks out! I have had no cheats and I’m ready to kill it this week!

Week 5 recap

all of this and more happened this week.. whew
all of this and more happened this week.. whew

Memorial Day weekend

We had a wonderful family trip to Chicago.
The weather was perfect! We always stay at the Marriott Suites. I love that our room has
a little kitchen and fridge.  We packed a full cooler and I had every meal prepped for the trip.  I had a salad at Kuma’s corner-the heavy metal burger restaurant.  I wasn’t craving fries at all! Haha

Marriott has a really nice gym. I’ve seen the inside of it more than once!  I was able to  do my HIIT and shoulders easily.

We got right back to it and hit the track on Monday morning.  I was tore up from the track!  I did
16 fifties
8 hundreds

Right now I have cardio 6 days a week.  I’m really feeling it.
Most of the time I get up to do cardio at 5am before I go in and teach at Sleek.

I’ve had a few 3 hour workout days this week. Mostly because I’m slow.

 Friday leg day!
Today I had HIIT at 6am followed by 2 pilates classes.
I trained legs for 2 hours.
I hit my dead lifts today and did 4×12 at 135! Whoohoo.
It’s been a long time since I lifted that weight.
My videos are on instagram so be sure to follow me!
@bikinicompetitor_tracyh

30 days!
I’m exactly 30 days from my show!  Planning on having a bangin week coming up.
No excuses!  You push too!! Thanks for reading my blog! xoxo

 

Lululemon haul

Hipster café in Chicago. The mister and I.
Hipster café in Chicago. The mister and I.

On our Chicago trip, we did a little shop it up.

I was excited to visit the Rush Street Lululemon and found my unicorn!!
The Super Stripe Cadet Blue Wunder Under pants!!
Squeee!  I love these pants. The fabric is very different than my other WU
but it’s a winner.  I got the last pair in my size. Sorry, not sorry!

Super Stripe Wunder Unders in Cadet Blue
Super Stripe Wunder Unders in Cadet Blue

Rest less Tank

This outfit was much cuter than I had anticipated.  Rest Less Tank and the
Inspire crops in Black Burlap.  The fabric on the pants is very different than the other
10 pairs of Run crops I have. I almost had to size up!  It’s not that stretchy. I admit that I didn’t like the look of this at all until I tried it on. Lulu is like that for me. I have to try on everything.  The tank is adorbs. It has a long, strange rubber band gathering the waist.
It stays in place nicely.  The back detail on the top is really cool.

Restless tank and Inspire crops in Black burlap
Restless tank and Inspire crops in Black burlap

 

Rest less tank back detail. Cute.
Rest less tank back detail. Cute.

I was discussing pants with one of my friends, Jennie. We both agreed that we never really knew that different workouts benefited from different fits/fabrics.  Lulu is great for that.  I wore a pair of bright blue Under Armour pants for leg day this week. It was a huge fail. They came down with every jump up.   No one wants their business out there!

NOTE:  Wore my Speed shorts to the track with a 105 F Singlet *Silver
and both those pieces out performed me.  I looked like a hot mess after my workout but I was cool.  Believe me.. I used to wear my VSX Knock out crops to the track.  Misery.

I also picked up the Cool Racer Back in Wee Are from Space Blue Tropics.

Wee Are From Space Blue Tropics Cool Racer Back CRB
Wee Are From Space Blue Tropics Cool Racer Back CRB

I’m loving my CRB tanks as of late. Got my friend Rose, hooked on them too.
Uh oh.. once you go Lulu!

Run Pace Crop
Run pace crop is great for weight training!

My workout on Friday was tough.
HIIT at 6am
2 pilates classes
2 hours of legs

I rocked my Run: Pace Crops and the Energy bra.
The green tank is VSX studio tank.. which I own in ever color. They are flattering!

The crops are terrific for everything I did today. They didn’t move at all.
I got these in a 6 when I was 12 pounds heavier. I think they run a bit small and they are a shorter crop. They really fit me well now. I didn’t love them 6 weeks ago. I probably could have sized up.  Lots of our clients bought them at our trunk show. Terrific crops.
 These pants are still on the Lululemon site