Essential Fitness Equipment + Fitness Apparel for Women Over 40

Hooray for day 12 of our 30 Day Workout Challenge!! Congratulations for getting up extra early to workout! Bravo to you for going to bed earlier to catch some much needed extra Zzzs! Way to be a good health promoter for drinking water all throughout the day! A whole lotta awesomeness is going your way for getting in 10,000 steps a day!

The efforts you are making ARE making a difference! You are preparing your body for healthy days ahead! Every single workout and every bite of food is progressing you towards your goal.

Are you remembering your WHY to get you through the hard times?

Do you have the 10 Reasons to Workout Poster on the wall, mirror or door — or maybe all 3 places to help push you to get moving?

Are you taking a rest day from heavy workouts? That doesn’t include walking for 10,000 steps…that is 7 days a week.

Congratulations to you for making it to day 12. I know it hasn’t been easy to change old habits, but you are well on your way to making new habits that will help you have more energy, look and feel younger and be able to do all that you want.

If you haven’t pushed yourself a little harder than day 1 yet, give it a try today. You might surprise yourself at how much more you are able to do now already.

Workout Tip for Weight Loss

We have talked about a lot of great tips in the last 11 days, but today I thought of something that could be overlooked by many.

Fitness Apparel for Women Over 40

There are is some equipment + apparel for fitness I find essential and necessary for me to perform my hardest during workouts. It took me a while to figure this out, so I am happy to share with you now.

There are some items I don’t mind picking up anywhere…tank tops are one of those. I have yet to find a tank top I have to have. Usually, while shopping I can look through the clearance racks at Dick’s or other sportswear stores and pick up any on sale. No biases with them.

Then there are the items I spend a little extra to get and consider them oh so worth it.

Brooks Shoes – I’m on my 3rd pair of Brooks running shoes now. I have only just discovered them about a year ago. The rest of my shoes are a distant second now.

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Workout pantsLululemon. Wow, just wow. What an amazing feel these pants have. I get the ones that feel as if they are “hugging” you. I was a nonbeliever until a few months ago I walked into a store to try some on. Love at first try on. Warning, they are pricey at about $88 per pair. But after wearing, you will not want to wear any other brand. The customer service in the store is great, especially for first-timers. I knew nothing of what I wanted my first visit. They have so many different styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming.

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A saleslady walked me through the store explaining the different styles and helped me size them correctly when trying them on. Place an online order or stop by a store today – then make sure to let me know how you like them!

I just picked up these 2 yesterday! They are the “Pace Rival Crops”.

Favorite Piece of Fitness Equipment

I really love all of our equipment, but to choose a favorite, it would have to be the BowFlex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. I have had the most muscle toning since I started using these a few months ago. They don’t take up a lot of space in our workout room, plus they have practical weight levels. From 5lbs, 7.5lbs, 10lbs, 12.5lbs, 15lbs, 17.5lbs, etc. I like being able to go up 2.5lbs instead of 5lbs at a time.

If you aren’t lifting weights yet, don’t underestimate the value of lifting into your workout routine. With more toned muscle comes a higher metabolism plus muscle is much slimmer looking than fat. Having toned muscles is what will give you the slender, but curvy look women over 40 want.

For more details on lifting weights for women, read Why Lifting Weights is an Absolute Must for Women Over 40.

Have a favorite piece of Fitness Equipment & Fitness Apparel? Please share with us below!

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About Stephanie

Just an everyday stay at home mom who one day decided I didn’t want to become the stereotypical overweight, middle-aged, out of breath, mom anymore. One day at a time, one meal at a time, one workout at a time and I became the athlete I never knew existed. Read more...

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