New Years REVOLUTION: New year, Stronger YOU!

2017!! Happy New Year y’all!!

Seems like each year we all make the same resolutions for the year. We seem to get caught up in the business of life and those resolutions are quickly tumbling down. I’m guilty of this each year. I make strides the first few months then let my life and the chaos get in the way.

So this year I decide to kick the scale away {ok, I don’t own one never have and never will} and here is why. We get focused on a perfect number but, really there isn’t a perfect number. For those caught up in their mind over that number miss out on the beauty which is YOU!! So this year I’m focusing on putting myself first and not feeling guilty about that and working on becoming a stronger version of myself. Stronger version of ourselves means something different to each of us. For me it is seeing the beauty of my body and working to make my body strong and fit. Also working on flexibility and getting into Barre and yoga. Loving all of me and knowing there is beauty within this newfound strength I am discovering and hopefully you will as well. We are all beautiful no matter the color of our skin, body shape, body type, and height. We are all different and that makes each of us strong, beautiful, and confident. We just need to see that for ourselves because those around us already see that in us.

So for this post I wanted to go a few different ways. Show the comfort workout wear and when you get to that point in which you see yourself growing stronger more athletic and form fitting workout wear.

I went to several groups and asked the question? What are your favorite workout wear? So excited everyone had the wonderful suggestions so I went researching and found the best comfort wear and form fitting wear to work out in.

  • Tanks

  • Sports bras

  • Joggers

  • Leggings

  • Pull over shirt


I used the following patterns to create my looks


I’ve only sewn with 2 out of the 5 designers and I have to say I can’t believe I waited so long to try out the other 3!

These patterns are perfect for mixing and matching and completely customizing to your style and taste. I found all my fabric at Joann and used 50% off coupons to get everything you see. The new performance knit they have at Joann is amazing! I highly recommend it perfect stretch and perfect for workout wear.

I used this workout mesh on my sports bra which will work out well when I start sweating and working harder than I currently am in my routine. I also used powermesh for my side panels on my Strides, and can I just say I need to purchase the other legging patterns by Greenstyle Creations?  The fit is perfection!

Somedays I am lazy and don’t want super tight workout wear so these sweats by Jalie and joggers from Pattern for Pirates will work well on those days I just want comfort.

These tanks by 5 out of 4 Patterns pair beautiful with all my leggings and perfect to pair over top my sports bra.

How perfect is this loose top by Greenstyle to throw on over a  sports bra and get to working out?

The Stitch Upon a Time Brazi is perfect as a layering component or by itself!

Remember: “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be PROUD of YOURSELF!! Be PROUD of every step you take toward reaching that goal”

I hope you got plenty of inspiration from this post and can’t wait to see all your creations!!

Some other resources:

Those who sew and exercise join this wonderful group of inspiring women.

If you got an Instant pot for Christmas this past year they have wonderful facebook groups and have many who with making small changes and using this wonderful machine have had success with healthier eating habits. Loving ourselves and finding this new strength also is with eating habits and I have a serious sweet tooth so everything within moderation.