Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: RBX and 11 Ways to Stay Active while on Vacation
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RBX and 11 Ways to Stay Active while on Vacation

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Top:  Marshalls // Pants:  RBX // Sneakers:  Converse Chuck Taylors

Working out does not necessarily mean that you have to go to the gym or run 10 miles a day.  Working out can simply mean being active.  Ever since starting my office job I’ve gained about 20 lbs (which I lost last year and gained back this year, yea let’s not talk about it).  All I do the entire day is sit.  I sit at my cubicle working and answering phone calls.  I purposely park all the way at the end of the parking lot to get that extra distance into my daily walking.  So naturally when I go on vacation I want to be a bigger lump because I’m more relaxed and I really don’t want to do much besides sit and eat.  So this past Memorial Day when I went on my mini vacation I realized that there are so many different ways of staying active just by being on vacation.  I also added a few things to the list that I haven’t done but are ways to keep active if you’re under those circumstances.
  1. Walking
  2. Swimming
  3. Hiking
  4. Quading-trust me this can also be a work out depending on how rough you’re going and how much you’re holding your weight.
  5. Scuba Diving-I guess this kind of falls under the swimming category.
  6. Canoeing/Kayaking
  7. Rock Climbing/Bouldering
  8. Surfing/Snowboarding-depending on the weather
  9. Shopping.  Believe it or not depending on how crazy of a shopper you are this can be included in this.  Think about it, you’re standing for hours (if you’re that type of a shopper) and you’re constantly moving around.
  10. Playing with dogs/kids.  Both of those can tire you out just by following them around.
  11. Lugging Vacation bags/coolers.  Ok, let me just say that I had about 5 or 6 bags that were filled and weighed a lot.  Of course I’m the type of person who refuses to make two trips.  I AM making it in one trip!
For this particular outfit it was a little bit of quading and a little bit of walking/hiking.  There are definitely ways to stay active during vacation and it’s not as boring as going to the gym and it doesn’t feel like a chore.  You are doing something that is enjoyable and fun.  It doesn’t feel like a chore which lately has been my problem.  Since I have so many things going on at work once I’m out of work, anything that feels like a chore is a big no no for me.  Even sometimes the blog may feel like a chore so I decide to shut off my computer and not even bother.  Sometimes you really do need some “me” time.  Even if that means shutting off my computer and cell phone and drinking coffee while parking my bum in front of the TV.  It’s weird how I’m more active when I’m on vacation than when I’m not.  I think it’s because I find things that are enjoyable to do.  For example the day after Memorial Day boyfriend and I had a random walk trip to the ice cream shop.  He lives in the center of town where I live about 15 minutes away in the woods isolated from civilization (just kidding I do live in a neighborhood but the closest shoprite is 10 minutes away).  He lives near all of the “happenin” things in town.  Which is pretty much the Dunkin Donuts, gas station, Quick Check, and a few fast food places, including the Ice Cream Shop.  It’s only about a 5 minute drive but we decided instead of driving we would walk.  It was the most random idea that boyfriend had but I was thrilled that he wanted to do something like this.

It was kind of “old school” meaning I did this when I was in elementary school and haven’t walked anywhere since I was old enough to drive.  It’s little things like this that people don’t realize they do every day that keeps them active.  I mean, when I was in college I had a few classes on the 3rd floor of the main building.  For those of my readers who know Centenary College in Hackettstown NJ you know the 3rd floor is brutal, ESPECIALLY if you forgot to go to the bathroom before you walked up all of those stairs.  For those of you who don’t know this college, the main building is considered historic which means they aren’t allowed to install an elevator.  The bathroom was in the basement meaning the 4th floor.  The semesters that I had even one class on the third floor (once I had 3 classes on that floor) I was so much thinner and I knew I was out of shape when I would be gasping for air on that last floor.  Needless to say, these little extra things that you do like park far away from your work building, or take the stairs instead of the elevator it does help.  Maybe only in a minor way but it DOES help.  

Now let's discuss this capris leggings that I received from RBX.

RBX Active debuted on the activewear scene just three years ago and has grown steadily because of its superior quality, up to the minute styling and accessible pricing. Led by President and CEO, Eli Yedid, the company features the ultimate in fashion-active apparel and fitness accessories at price points that are realistic for today's active consumer. Their slogan--LIVE LIFE ACTIVE effectively describes the spirit of the brand.  RBX Active is a hot brand in a growing category that is here to stay. RBX's design and marketing team have a finger on the pulse of what is cutting edge but realistic for today's savvy consumer. The brand delivers the best fitness apparel and accessories ensuring today's busy women can find an exciting look that transitions from the gym to the street. The collection of tops, bottoms and jackets are easy to mix and match to reflect an individual's style as they travel from activity to activity.  

I personally love these leggings.  They hugged me in all the right places and they stayed on and over my butt which is a huge problem I have with workout gear.  Especially pants.  They are either too tight or not tight enough.  These were just right.  I love the digital camo print and one thing I do when I am working out or wearing workout clothes is wear clothes that make me happy.  Sure they may be workout clothes, but if they are bright and fun it gives me more motivation to keep going.  That's why I loved these because they had neon green in them which went perfectly with my top!

What do you do while on vacation?  Do you stay active?  Any recommendations?

Also, just to let everyone now, from now until July 31st, 2015 you can receive 25% off with the code Active25.  Check out RBX to receive this discount.

**Please note I received these RBX Capris Leggings for free however all opinions are my own.

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  1. Rocking the fun neon active wear. Love this outfit and your background and poses! =))


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