Wednesday is my strength training day and I try to get up and do it first thing in the morning. Right when I wake up, I have 16 oz of water at least. Next is my cup of coffee. Last is my G Series FIT prime bar. Today I tried Cranberry Pistachio. It was delicious and did not make me hungrier. A perfect small metabolism/energy booster before pumping some iron! I quickly made a TIU protein pancake to bring and eat while I showered/changed.
There are so many studies about eating before morning workouts and increasing fat burn. I personally have concluded that something small is best. I stick to 50 calories, which is usually a prime bar or a half a banana.
On my way up to Equinox, I didn’t see Mark Wahlberg but I did see a clothing sample sale going on. I am a sucker for pop up sales. I knew I would have to stop on the way out and boy am I glad I did.
I quickly moved through my strength training workout, and even added one set of tabata intervals featuring kettlebell swings. I also added in 10 minutes on the arc trainer because let’s face it, I haven’t exactly been perfect with the diet these days.
While I was leaving, I stopped to check out the clothing from DA Active. It was a big like at first sight, and love once I tried them on. The bright colors and soft fabrics reminded me of lululemon but the prices did not! The representative told me that they actually use the same fabric.
I chose to try on the “Do It Again” Capri pants in hot pink and black. These were amazingly comfortable. OMG. I needed to have them.
I also tried on the matching hot pink braided tank top. I tried on the 6 because of “the girls” and that is what I usually am in lululemon but I needed a size 4. I loved the fabric, the extra length and design on the back. Super cute!
Although they may be guilty of Vanity Sizing, I still loved the outfit. DA Active looks very similar to lululemon but unlike the overpriced favorite of mine (sorry lulu), you won’t look like a clone at the gym with matching outfits as everyone else.
I didn’t leave buying anything because I found out that shipping online is free and you also get 10% off your first order! How amazing is that? So if you want to buy something from DA Active, visit their site and use promo code “da234” and receive 10% off and free shipping. Lastly, I was not paid or given free clothes for this post. I just love helping small companies get off the ground, especially when I love their clothes. They have a store in Hyannis on Cape Cod. I’m going to stop there on my way down tomorrow! Click here to visit DA Active, Inc.
Do you have a favorite lululemon look-a-like clothing line that is on it’s way to stardom you would like to share?