make a statement.

by Janetha on April 17, 2013

in meals,moves,random rambles

hello and a happy wednesday to you!

i worked out in the morning AGAIN today. twice in a row, yikes. i had a groupon for gel nails to cash in with amanda after work, so i had no choice but to go to GPP in the morning. my legs are SO SORE from friday, saturday, monday, and tuesday.. so when i saw that today’s workout was all upper body, i was relieved!

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candy wasn’t named after snickers or skittles.. it was named after the lovely candice! she coaches at GPP and actually she coached my class this morning. love her to bits. 

my work day was filled with the usual stuff.. eggs, toast, coffee, veggies, chicken, more toast, lots of water, and a meeting where we decided we need a part timer. anyone in the SLC area looking for a job? it would be monday through friday 1:00-5:00. let me know!

like i said i had a gel manicure after work. it was to a place called nails 4 u and if i didn’t have the groupon, i wouldn’t have gone there. i won’t be going back.. yeah, less than impressed. good to know! speaking of groupons, you can still snag the GPP groupon and come work out with me! do it.

dinner tonight was all thanks to my crock pot. taco soup!

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don’t mind the less than stellar photo.. we didn’t eat dinner until 9:16 PM and super sweet photography was the last thing on my mind. 

it’s been chilly here the past few days, so i thought a nice hot bowl of soup would be the perfect dinner. i was right. i didn’t have tomato juice to thin it, so it was more like taco chili.. but it’s all good. and now i have leftovers for lunch!

soo.. about the post title!

yesterday i saw an article on fitsugar that featured graphic tees with sayings… that were all about running. sooo.. yeah.. they weren’t really appealing to me since running sucks, but i LOVED the idea because i LOVE workout tops with sayings on them. i thought i’d do my own post to share some favorites. everyone loves a motivational statement, right?!

sore today, stronger tomorrow from living proof fit gear.

Sore Today Stronger Tomorrow. Racerback Burnout Tank. Black, XL

pssst… if you come to blend retreat, you will get one of these awesome tanks in your swag bag!

stronger than yesterday from life as rx.

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i have this in a T and in a tank top.. i love the phrase because it just pushes me to be a little better than i was the day before.. not to be the best. just to be better.

running sucks by nike.

i have this one in gray and i LOVE it. i actually found it at ross years ago for seven bucks. score! i love shopping at tj maxx and ross for workout gear.

suck it up, buttercup by gymdoll.

Gymdoll - Suck It Up, Buttercup Tank - Black/Yellow

i don’t have this one yet.. but it’s on my list! they only have XS and XL in stock at the moment, unfortunately.

every damn day just do it by nike.

i originally saw this on pinterest and wanted it SO bad.. i scoured the interwebs and eventually found it on ebay where i bought it for just $14! score.

live love lift by fashletics.

Picture of LIVE LOVE LIFT™ Tank (Purple Punch)

i have this in blue. it fits so cute and i love the kettlebell instead of an O!

Qs~

1. what is one of your favorite motivational statements/sayings?

2. favorite workout apparel brand?

xo. janetha g.

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Lauren April 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

How true are the sizes on the live love lift tank?

Janetha April 17, 2013 at 10:12 pm

They run true or a bit small. I wear a M in it.

Lisa April 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Good job on the double morning workouts! I just love getting them done with for the day.
I adore those tops! I love the motivational sayings on each one, it just makes you work out that much harder knowing that’s on your shirt, well I’d think so;)

Erica April 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Candice is so dedicated to her workouts- perfect that a workout was named after her :) Bummer about the nails, but hooray for the delicious soup. I love a lot of these tanks. I’d say right now that my top three workout brands are lulu, ellie & Under Armour.

Kristina April 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I might have to buy “Suck it up, Buttercup.” I say that ALL the time to myself. In my head, I’m a drill sergeant.

Running Sucks always gives me a good laugh when I see it cross a finish line.

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance April 18, 2013 at 3:24 am

Ohhhhh, I can’t wait for Blend!! It’s coming up so quickly. All these shirts are awesome–I just love motivational sayings! The buttercup one cracked me up. :)

bekki April 18, 2013 at 4:07 am

I love all those sayings….how funny but motivating. i like different kinds…lulu and ellie and whatever is at tj max cheap….

Beth @ Mangoes and Miles April 18, 2013 at 5:48 am

One of my favorite motivational sayings is, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

My favorite workout clothes are from lululemon, but they’re so expensive! I’ve been looking for workout tanks with motivational sayings on them forever though and haven’t really found any I like a whole lot, so thanks so much for this!

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles April 18, 2013 at 5:51 am

I love that last one! I love motivational quotes on workout gear…one way to help me get through a tough workout!

Corey @ When We Wander April 18, 2013 at 7:10 am

I might have to invest in that “suck it up, buttercup” tank – too funny. When I was on the track team in high school, we had our team warm up shirts made and on the back it said “I don’t feel like running today,” which is pretty ironic for a track team shirt, but funny nonetheless. I always make sure to wear that t-shirt on days when I DO have a long run scheduled, it makes me laugh!

Melissa April 18, 2013 at 7:48 am

I have the every damn day shirt, I LOVE it. I forget I have it.

I LOVE your taco soup! I actually thicken it a bit and make it more chili like, but we LOVE it

Corrie Anne April 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

I love workout clothes so much — love those links. I’m a big fan of Nike and Lulu.

Linz @ Itz Linz April 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

i like JUST DO IT! itz simple yet effective!

Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen April 18, 2013 at 11:41 am

My favorite workout apparel brand is whatever I can find on sale that fits. Does that count?

I pretty much stay away from making declarative (or, well, if we are going to be accurate, most of those are imperative ;)) statements on my clothing, but I pretty much want to wear that “Suck it Up, Buttercup” shirt every day.

Annette@FitnessPerks April 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

I can NOT wait to get that top in the swag bag!!!

And stronger than yesterday is a good one that I love too!

Ja @Ja on the RUN April 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I love shirts with motivational quotes on them. My favorite is sore today, strong tomorrow. Literally, when you work out, you’ll feel better the days ahead.

I love Underarmour and Lululemons. I’m not really a Nike person.

purelytwins April 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

love all those shirts!!

Sarah Kay Hoffman April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I love Jen Sinkler’s one on “cardio” and “lifting weights.” She rocks! ps. Those racerbacks are just HOT. I’m going to make mine with my tagline: eat. play. love. all dress sizes welcome:)

Nicole @ FruitnFitness April 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I love motivational quotes on workout tops! I am kind of cheap when it comes to clothing so most of my workout clothes come from Tjmaxx or marshals and I usually buy whatever brands are in my size that fit well.

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli April 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I LOVE shopping at TJ Maxx for workout clothes! That’s where I discovered the brand Marika…they have the BEST yoga pants and super breezy tanks! Love them! So excited about the tank we’re getting in the swag bag…I’m already on the hunt for a ginormous suitcase to bring with me this year…WITH wheels this time…no way I’m breaking my back like I did last year! Lol

My favorite motivational quote is one I just recently found: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” -Zig Zagler SO TRUE!!

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