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If I’m being honest, one of my biggest motivators to turn off Grey’s Anatomy and go workout is getting cute new workout gear – and I know I’m not the only one! These bright and funny workout tanks and adorable trucker hats from Hippie Runner are so perfect and get me way more excited to exercise.
I’m not one of those people that just naturally pops up in the morning and goes for a run. Don’t get me wrong, between my full-time job, photo shoots, restaurant reviews, and events for the blog I’m constantly bopping around. But when I get home, I like to relax and binge watch Netflix like no other (which is why you may have noticed a lot of tv & movie references on this blog, especially from The Office and Parks & Rec).
In high school and college I did a ton of dance and gymnastics, so those were my workouts – they felt more natural and fun for me than going to a gym. Exercise just for the sake of it doesn’t have a natural appeal for me. So I need that extra push, and for me it comes in the form of cute workout gear – enter Hippie Runner!
All about that brunch and taco life! This “After This We’re Getting Tacos” tank is pretty much my life motto. It comes in so many different colors and sizes, but the summer pink is my favorite. I love how relatable the tagline is, offering another great exercise motivation we can all get behind – delicious food!
Also, we need to talk about this pineapple hat. If I said “ya’ll” I would totally say it now. Not only are the pineapples brightly colored, but they are wearing sunglasses like the stylish fruit they are. The brim looks like cork material, adding to how fun and unique this hat is. It’s so perfect for summer cookouts, beaches, picnics, and of course workouts. P.s. The left pineapple is my favorite because if you look closely his shades are shaped like stars. Amazing.
Look two features a very cool black trucker hat with a gold heart on it – which reminds me of style from back in San Francisco, and a bright blue tank with an actual representation of what goes through my head in an intense workout: “Everything Hurts and I’m Dying!”
Cue laughing-so-hard-I’m-crying emoji here. How hilarious is this?? It reminds me of that Parks & Rec episode where Andy (played by Chris Pratt, who is now super ripped), tries to run a mile and just lays down on the ground and gives up. It also reminds me of the Parks & Rec episode where Amy Poehler says she’s fine but also that “everything hurts and I’m dying.”
Want to grab some motivating workout gear for yourself this summer? Check out Hippie Runner for these pieces and their full line of funny workout tanks and trucker hats!
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