#HereToCreate with adidas + my fitness motto + why I workout in all black

This post is sponsored by adidas, but all opinions are my own.

Hi you! So glad you are here!

Super excited for this post, because I get to share an outfit I have been living in.

It’s super flattering, street style vibes, all from adidas.

I’ve had a love affair with adidas since back in the day. I lived for my SAMBAS, died for my shell toes (and still do, I wrote about my adidas superstars here) ripped off my snap pants before every practice and now can be found most Sundays in my adidas crew neck sweatshirt. It makes me feel like a badass.

adidas to me, is about being unique, being yourself and being unapologetic about it. It’s at the intersection of sport, street and style.

I never set out in my life to have 6-pack abs, or to be the skinniest babe in the room. My fitness motto has always been about clearing my head, respecting my desire to move, and being strong enough to support all aspects of my life. For me, this year it’s about celebrating my body. Catching each negative comments, I make to myself, and flipping it around to a positive. It’s about focusing on the good parts, everything that works in perfect harmony on a daily basis, rather than the extra armpit fat I notice in the Barry’s Boot camp mirror.

I remember one time when I was making a comment about my body, or something related to that, and one of my friends said,

‘Because your body is the way it is, it makes you who you are’.

This seriously stuck with me. The way my body is made is part of who I am, a reason why I am unique. It’s also helped me to evolve the way I feel about fitness.

I now see working out as a way to keep everything in my life moving. It keeps me energized, excited and happy.

So, when adidas reached out about a partnership I was SO EXCITED, because their holistic view of health and fitness, aligns perfectly with mine.

As a fitness fan (as you know!) I am always on the lookout for the best clothes to work out in, and the cutest shoes to walk to the gym in :). For leggings, I am fan of the high-waist super spanx-like feel.

I’m also all about an all black gym moment. Kim K vibes. It makes me feel less visible, and more chic. Adding in the Stella McCartney element to the whole line, seriously takes it to a whole ‘nother level right!?

These kicks, which I live for, are super light, comfortable with enough support for running (which I am trying to do more of!) I’ll probably do a full post on this later, but running feels like the missing component of my workouts for the past year. I avoid it at all costs, but each time I do it, it’s more effective than almost anything else I do. Having light, comfortable grey kicks is all the inspiration I need to run more.

For workout tops, I used to be a fan of the super loose fabric, but now with HIIT and yoga, I want my tops to be really tight, so I’m not adjusting or I’m not worrying about tucking anything in.

Having a top fit to my body also allows me to see what’s happening when I’m lifting weights, or in a downward dog. I can adjust accordingly. That’s why this top is perfect. It’s comfortable, SUPER black and tight.

That’s the same concept with these pants. I NEED them to be tight enough for me to not adjust, not pull them up, not worry about if they’re riding up or falling down. Pulling up my pants during a workout class is a distraction. It’s the same concept with the top as it is the bottom, it helps me to see what I’m doing with my body so I can make adjustments accordingly with my posture, like in Lagree Fitness. 

What I’m wearing in this post:

adidas Pure Boost X Training Reigning Tramp Shoes


Warp Knit Tank Top


Warp Knit Tights


You can also go to adidas.com to save %15 by signing up to their email list!

Would love to hear from you, your fitness motto. What moves you, what inspires you and what you do to honor your body, not punish it. Looking forward to being inspired by you!