Last week I introduced you to my BootyWrap. This week, I’d like to share my favorite workout pants. The pants were a gift from my mom. I’m too cheap to buy expensive workout gear. She found them at the Nordie’s *I’m special because I have a Nordie’s credit card, and I get to go behind the magician’s curtain* sale. Well, I’m not special, so I have to stand on the other side of the curtain with my finger up my ass with all the rest of the plebeians.

Mom picked up these pants, the Zella “Run Around” Running Tights. At first, I was skeptical. They looked really tight, and I was worried I might pass out while power walking due to lack of oxygen. But, lo and behold, I broke them in after a few stiff walks, and now I’m in love.

Look Ma, no cameltoe! 
My butt likes attention. 
I can bend my legs despite these pants being as tight as a sausage casing! 

They are very comfortable, seem to “breathe” well, and have reshaped my bottom half without any obvious effort on my part. That’s right; they’re magic pants! I have skinnier legs, a higher butt, and slimmer hips. Annnnd, no cameltoe. Phew! I mean, that’s like THE most important thing in the search for workout pants right? They’re like Spanx for exercise.

Here are some tunes that have been quite motivational during workouts lately:

Lady Gaga – Edge of Glory
Pink – Fucking Perfect
Nicki Minaj –  Fly
Pink – Raise Your Glass
Jay Z and Kanye West – Otis
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

What do you wear when you workout? Also, I need more songs to listen to while I sweat. Any suggestions? 



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    August 9, 2011

    Great post and suggestions! I'm always looking for new workout tunes 🙂

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    August 9, 2011

    I LOVE ZELLA! I have a pair of their yoga pants (also a Nordie's gift from MY mom – I guess they really love us). SO comfy! I wear a capri pair of Champion running tights. Love them too. It's so nice to not have things jiggling during work outs. I have a pair of cotton capri work out pants from Champion too. It's a good brand and available at Target. BEST MONEY I've spent! Oh – and I have a Champion sports bra I LOVE too.

    As for songs, I've been leaning towards mellow, relaxing runs/walks lately, so I've been listening to the jazzy tunes from The Princess and the Frog soundtrack. It's always fun to run to "Almost There" and "Dig A Little Deeper".

    I also check out Podcasts.They are free to download and there are some good ones out there. There is a podcast for just about anything you're interested in, and because many of them are over an hour, the work out flies by w/o doubling up on songs or having to find new ones. Mail Order Zombie always makes me laugh, and there are some great Disney podcasts too! Window to the Magic is like an audio tour of my favorite place, Disneyland! I can just close my eyes on the treadmill as I walk and I'm there!

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    August 9, 2011

    I'm happier working out when I'm wearing slimming clothes as well, so that's not a "frivolous" concern! 🙂 These look great, thanks for the rec!

    The best workout pants I have are Champion running capris/knee tights from Target. Super slimming, and semi-high waisted (basically, it goes over your poochy stomach and doesn't cut you right in the middle).

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    August 9, 2011

    Those are super cute! I'm definitely going to give them a try. My fave workout song is Kanye West's "Stronger"

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    August 9, 2011

    This post is effing hilarious. I love you, Carly.

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    August 10, 2011

    @BigAppleNosh: Thanks, Serena!

    @J. Darling: Yay, another Zella fan! Aren't they great?! I agree that Target also has great workout gear. Actually, thank you for the reminder. I need a new sports bra! Great music suggestions 🙂

    @Cathleya: I think the Champion capris you referenced are the ones I was looking at in the Target ad awhile back. I'll definitely have to pick up a pair!

    @Maya: Great song!!

    @Amber: I love you, too 🙂

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    sillie smile

    August 10, 2011

    funny, because i bought 2 pairs of the zella capris while they were having their sale a couple weeks ago and LOVE them. i have the target ones too, but enjoy the zella ones more.

    i just started working out too. and music is lacking for me… i only know old school clubbing music, which i listen to and laugh (because of the memories) but am trying to find new stuff too.

    thanks for the recs!