I am coming up on my 6 month postpartum date. Scary. In more ways than one.
I gave myself a goal to reach my pre pregnancy weight by our Disney trip. Well, that Disney trip was supposed to be this week but was cancelled to be rescheduled to a later date. Unfortunately, I didn’t reach the goal, but once I knew I wasn’t going on the trip, I kind of postponed trying to start any sort of fitness or nutrition agenda. I am about 6-7 pounds away from my pre pregnancy weight, and an additional 20 pounds away from my ultimate target weight. I don’t want to seem like I am just concentrating on numbers, but I’ve been that weight before and it felt healthy and comfortable, so I’d like to reach it again. Time to start writing those goals down on my calendar. I am a full-time working mom, so without sounding like an excuse maker, I’m going to say that it is hard to juggle working, spending time with Trent and Brett, blogging, working out, eating well, and enjoying activities and events with friends and family.
See, I even forgot to include sleep…oh sweet sweet sleep.
So, with that small blurb being said, I hope to talk about health & fitness aspects here a little more often, starting with a review of a new monthly fitness outfit subscription service called pv.Body.
pv.Body ships name-brand, quality workout outfits to your door each month for a monthly payment that’s a fraction of the retail cost. Each month, for $49.95, they send you a top and a bottom based on a style quiz you take on their website.
Currently, there are 11 questions on the style quiz aimed at determining pieces you’ll like. Some of the things they ask:
-Your top size and bottom size (I like this because sometimes people are different sizes)
-What workout style you prefer (yoga, gym, running, casual)
-Where you prefer to workout (at home, outside, gym)
-What kind of color schemes you like and if you like patterns
-What kind of tops you prefer (spaghetti straps, racerback, short or long-sleeve…you can pick more than one)
-What kind of bottoms you prefer (shorts, capris, long pants…you can pick more than one)
The style quiz helps them send you items that you will be satisfied with. With monthly shipment subscriptions becoming increasingly popular, one of the risks is that you never know what you will receive after you’ve already paid for that month. By taking the style quiz, you are reducing the risk of not liking what you get. But the best part is that if you don’t like what you received, you can return it! Also, if something doesn’t fit, you can exchange it and the shipping is paid for!
Now for the best part…what I got in my shipment!
It comes in this super cute pink mailer…so Brett can’t open it with the excuse “I didn’t know it was for you.” LOL
Inside, the outfit is folded and nicely wrapped in tissue paper. It’s like a present! Merry Christmakwanzikah to me!
I received a mauve racerback top with a built-in bra and grey leggings.
The top is from Nux. I had never heard of this brand before, but the material feels fantastically soft and seems like it is good quality that will last.
I absolutely LOVE this color!
The pants are dark gray leggings from American Apparel.
These pants are not something I would have chosen in the store if I were shopping for myself. I’ve always liked how they looked on other people, but have always hesitated to try them. But after trying them on, I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like them. The fabric is soft and stretchy.
As much as I like EACH piece, I wouldn’t wear them together (I only wore them both for the photo). I like to pair a tight piece with a looser piece to even things out…not two tight pieces or two loose pieces together. Maybe when I reach my goal, I might be more willing to wear two tight pieces together. 🙂
I decided to see just how much of a deal pv.Body was giving with this shipment, so I looked up these items on each company’s website.
The top is sold for $45 and the bottoms are sold for $48.
So this outfit is worth $93, a savings of $43. It’s almost like getting the top for free, especially if you consider shipping and possibly tax charged by the individual retailers. Keep in mind that this is without considering any discount codes or offers the companies may offer. Still a pretty good deal in my opinion. They state on their website that your outfit will be worth over $100, so this outfit came close but just under that amount, but still a great deal…especially if they send you more expensive or popular brands like lululemon (which seems to be what quite a few people are hoping for in their boxes).
If you enjoy working out, getting new clothes, getting surprises in the mail, etc. then pv.Body is for you. You can cancel at anytime if you decide it’s not for you. Simple as that. I think pv.Body would be PERFECT for busy moms who don’t have time to travel to the store to shop for new workout outfits. Heck, you don’t even have to remember to shop, it just shows up at your door! And you can retake the style quiz whenever you want to…so if you decide you want different color schemes, a different size (smaller perhaps?) or your workout style has changed, retake the quiz and pv.Body will update the type of clothes they send you!
Sweet! Just like this little boy! I could just eat him up. Babies can get away with chunky baby rolls…not fair.
Disclaimer: I received one monthly shipment/outfit to review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.
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