I’ve mentioned before that I attend boot camp a couple of times a week.
Once I turned 40 staying active became important to me.
And I got really lucky and by chance found a group of fabulous women and men to do this with.
There are 3 gorgeous women ranging in ages from 24 – 58 (one who is my daughter) that have become great friends and in the last few years we have ticked off quite a few things on our bucket lists
- Bridge to Brisbane 10 km run twice
- 8 km Mothers Day run twice
- Stampede Obstacle Course
- Colour Run
- And next year we are determined to compete in the 10km Tough Mudder (I’m quite scared about this one but doing it anyway)
Now for us its not about fast times but more about competing and supporting each other as a group of friends.
There is always a lot of laughter involved and even though the running may not be my favourite thing to do – doing it with friends is.
Also the feeling of accomplishment when you finish is worth every sore muscle and blister.
One of the hard things that I have found since starting exercising regularly is finding active wear that not only looks good but is affordable.
I struggle with spending big dollars on a pair of tights, crop and tanks.
I want my active wear to look good and provide me great support but be well under $100.00 – this isn’t always easy.
So I was very excited when La Sculpte contacted me to try some of their active wear.
La Sculpte Active Wear is slightly different – it combines active wear with shape wear. Now I have to say that if I’m wearing lyrca all day I like the idea of it keeping everything streamlined and smooth.
The prices for the tops start at $25.99 and go up to $45.99 – they have both tanks and tees.
I prefer to work out in tanks – I get quite hot so I want a tank that will keep me cool.
The tank I chose Coral Tank with Inbuilt Shelf Bra $45.99 – features an mesh panel under the arms and the back to keep me cool and is made from breathable quick dry 4 way stretch fabric. This top features a racer back which I prefer as I find it gives more support.
I have a 12 E bust so like to a lot of support – I try to minimise any uneccessary bounce.
So I tend to double or triple layers.
I wear a good supportive sports bra (preferably with underwire) and then a cropstyle sports bra over the top.
La Sculpte crop style Sports Bras are between $25.99 – $39.99 so extremely affordable.
I chose the Blackwhite Stripe Sports Bra $25.99 its features include a racer back with removable padding (I definitely removed these – no extra padding needed) and quick dry fabric.
It also features great back details so if you are confident enough it looks great on its own.
The last but probably the most important piece of active wear is tights.
Tights need to fit well without cutting in or falling down when running but also I like them to be firm so they hold in the tummy.
The other must have for me is a pocket for my key or credit card. I don’t want to be carrying anything in my hands when exercising.
I chose the Shaping Printed Crop Pants $55.99 – I couldn’t believe the price of these and couldn’t wait to see if they hit all my wants.
They arrived and I tried them on and loved them – they are soft but still firm so comfortable to wear all day.
You can get a couple of different levels of support in the tights range with shaping tights from $45.99 to compression tights at $59.99. My tights are the support style and pretty true to size.
Now some like to stick with all black for their tights rather than a print – La Sculpte has both options available. If you are normally an all black gal but would love to step outside your comfort zone and try a print Shaping Printed Crop Pants I’m a good start as the pattern is quite subtle and not overpowering at all.
The Shaping Printed Crop Pants don’t need to just be keep for exercising these would also be perfect for relaxed weekend wear. I’ve teamed my below with my favourite Ruby and Lilli white tee and adidas Originals Superstar Kicks.
These items were gifted to me for editorial consideration.