UPDATE 4/1/13: pvBody is now Ellie. While I’ve liked what I’ve seen as far as the product, it seems that there are still customer service concerns. Given my readers’ concerns and my limited time, I’ve decided to end my ambassadorship. (Though that’s no excuse NOT to workout, right?!)
UPDATE 2/5/13: Please note that pvBody will be changing to Ellie, a new brand with its own line. Also, one of my readers has had some problems with her subscription, so I’m looking into it. YOU, my readers, are what matter to me and my success!
For some people, January 1st (or 2nd) means it’s time to start off the New Year on the right foot by exercising. For me, January 1st was holy-sh!+-I’m-going-to-Hawaii-with-50-of-Lenny’s-closest-colleagues-in-5ish-weeks day. (I’m starting to think my return to exercise is his incentive for earning the trip…)
Well, since our trip to Cabo last year that inspired a workout spree, I’ve fallen back off the wagon. I still enjoy my green smoothies and do my best to eat healthy for the most part (thanks to the awesome guidance I got from Cristie of Real Life Wellness). But the exercise part? Yeah, I just sort of stopped.
Here are some of my honest-to-goodness excuses:
I don’t have time. (Can you imagine how devastated Facebook would be if I disappeared for 30 minutes?)
I have a shoulder injury that gets aggravated by exercise. (Strengthened too, perhaps, but that’s not really the point.)
The elliptical has stuff all over it. (And I’m not talking about sweat.)
I’ve given birth to three kids. (If you don’t get this, ask Big about my ability—or lack thereof—to do jumping jacks. He finds it hilarious and likes to share stories with people.)
The saleslady at Nordstrom told me I look skinny in my new jeans. (No doubt it was totally true and she had no ulterior motive.)
Chasing kids around all day is good exercise. (Even though the boys have gotten to the point where they’re hiding from me, not playing with me. And Pink? Well, she’s still slow.)
Carrying a (slow) 20-pound child around all day is good exercise. (And a little extra on the hips actually helps, in this case.)
I can only do so much in one day. (Turns out this is true.)
So, I’ve been wondering what (besides a beach-side vacation with a bunch of 20-somethings) will keep me at it. What will give me an excuse to exercise?
Sure, there’s the whole being good for me and my health thing, but I’ve obviously blown that off for years. Then pv.body reached out to me about working with them. I laughed. Out loud.
You see pv.body is a company that ships you workout clothes each month. (Designer fashions—some big names, some up and comers—at a highly discounted price, no less.) Funny, I seem to only need them in January.
Well, this year I’m hoping to change that. So I’ve become a pv.body affiliate. If you workout, and want to stay motivated, check it out. You start by taking a fun quiz about your style (workout and fashion preferences). That determines what kinds of fun stuff they send you each month. So instead of spending $50 on a great pair of pants, you spend $49.99 for a top/bottom set. You can pause your subscription, make exchanges, it’s all very customer friendly.
If you give it a try, please let me know. I’d love to hear what you think!
Here’s to staying on the workout wagon! (Or at least looking better at preschool drop off.)
Photo courtesy of pv.body.
Disclosure: Affiliate link included. I received this complimentary sample outfit for review purposes.