HWH Fitness Challenge Recap & Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear

Hi there! How’s your week going? I’m getting over a stomach bug, so moving kinda slowly, but still managed to head to Nordstrom yesterday to do some Anniversary Sale beauty research!  Thank you so much for your suggestions yesterday, they were really helpful.  I will admit, that mirror might be a little too up close and personal!  I’m not sure I want to see my face that big! Ha! Get a sneak peek at what I found on Stories!  Lots of good stuff!

Today I wanted to share with you my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale activewear picks! So many great leggings, sports bras and active tops to choose from. I provided sizing comments so you know how everything fits and can choose the best activewear picks on sale for your body type!

But first let’s recap the Fitness Challenge! Since ending the #HWHFitnessChallenge, I’ve been so off my game with my workouts.  It’s really amazing how a challenge can motivate you.  When the challenge ended, I asked for your feedback in a brief survey and I wanted to tell you THANK YOU for taking the time to answer.  I read through every one of the answers and comments and really appreciate the feedback.  It was anonymous, but I thought you might be interested in the responses.

HWH FITNESS CHALLENGE FINAL STATS

Honey We're Home Fitness Challenge

WHAT YOU LIKED MOST ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

Just about everyone said they would participate when we do this again!

The overwhelming majority of you had a positive experience in this challenge because of the accountability and sense of community you felt throughout. I’m so glad that you felt like you benefitted from the Stories, the weekly workout posts, and the meal plans! I wanted this challenge to be adaptable to your lifestyle. It was important to me that it be attainable and straightforward, but still challenging. The gift card incentive didn’t hurt either 😉

The 20 minutes of exercise a day got you moving when you would have been sitting on the couch. It forced you to find new exercises like walking or yoga to do instead of taking a complete rest day.

The diet portion made you think about what you were eating. The cheat days allowed you normalcy, but held you accountable.

The wellness gave you the opportunity to reflect on your goals and your days spent in the challenge. You found time in the day for yourself when you may have felt too busy.

Thank you for letting me be honest with you when I wasn’t perfect. This challenge was not meant to be about perfection, I hope you saw that. It was meant to help YOU achieve YOUR goals. I hope you met or exceeded your goal in the month of June or at least made progress toward it.

WHAT YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

I know the exercise logging was not ideal. We weren’t sure what we were getting into when we started the challenge. So many of you logged every day and some logged the same day multiple times just to be sure, and that’s totally ok! Future challenges will definitely have a better feature. I appreciate everyone who still continued to participate even if you missed a day of logging. I know the incentive of the gift card was nice – but so many of you trudged on even if you knew you had missed a day!

I see y’all have a sweet tooth, I will definitely be looking into more healthy dessert recipes.

We are already in the planning stages of the next challenge and a Facebook Group will most definitely be formed. What should we call the group?!

YOUR COMMENTS

Throughout the challenge, I read every single comment, DM, and email that came through and wanted to share a few.

honey we're home fitness challenge review

honey we're home fitness challenge review

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE ACTIVEWEAR

Of course I was excited to browse through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale activewear so I could show you my favorite pieces.  I also found a couple non-sale pieces for those of you that haven’t been able to shop yet.  But, your day is coming!  Mark your calendars for Friday and in the meantime, check out my first Dressing Room post and the best cardigans and jackets to get you prepared.

SPORTS BRAS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear sports bras

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear sports bras

BEST FOR HIGH IMPACT & LARGE CHESTS

Fiona Sports Bra $50, $32

Brooks Juno Bra $65, $42

Both the Fiona and Juno sports bras are my favorite for running.  They keep the girls in place so you’ll never have to double up on sports bras again. The shoulder straps are thicker and padded so they don’t cut into your shoulders or hurt while you’re wearing it. And they are adjustable with velcro, so you can lengthen them or shorten as necessary.

FIT:  Sized according to your bra size with hook and eye closures in the back so you can get a very accurate and comfortable fit.  I find they run TTS.  I wear a 34D bra, and I buy 34D in this sports bra.

BEST HIGH NECK

Zella Body Fusion Sports Bra $35, $25 (2 for $40)

This sports bra also has high impact support with a compressive fit and cutout halter back.

MODERATE / YOGA

Zella Sports Bra $35 $25

Zella Rhythm Sports Bra $35, $25

Zella Cora Sports Bra $49, $31

WHEN YOU DON’T WANT TO WEAR A REGULAR BRA WITH CLOTHES

Adidas Seamless Sports Bra $50, $32

This bra has a racerback with removeable cups in a soft, lightweight material.  You can also adjust the shoulder straps.  This is the kind of bra I wear when I don’t want to wear a bra;)

PRETTIEST

Zella Floral Sports Bra $45, $29

Totally digging the floral print on this one and the strappy front.

♥ SHOP SPORTS BRAS ♥

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LEGGINGS

CROP LEGGINGS

Zella Live In Lite Crop Leggings $52, 33

If you prefer a non-high waist, you’ll like these.  They have a thick band for added support, hidden pocket, and a light, stretchy material. I’d consider them a Must Have basic crop legging that you’ll reach for again and again.  Mine have lasted for years!  I got the ‘red tannin’ this year, a pretty Cabernet color for Fall.

Zella “Flare” High Waist Crop Leggings $55 $35

In a cool black and white pattern.

Zella Live In High Waist Crop Leggings $55, $35

Your basic grey crop leggings that will go with every top in your closet.

Zella “Drama” Crop Leggings $59, $38

Prettiest shade of blue with rusched legs.

FIT: TTS, I wear XS.

♥ SHOP CROP LEGGINGS ♥

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella leggings

Zella Sports Bra $49 $31 • Zella High Waist Crop Leggings $55 $35 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella leggings

Tank $35 $25 (runs small, XS) • Zella Crop Leggings $55 $35 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella leggings

Zella Hoodie $79 $52 • Zella Crop Leggings $55 $35 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

The hoodie is super soft and fleecy on the inside with cute split sides.

FIT: Slightly oversize fit, wearing size XS

MIDI LEGGINGS

Zella Live in Midi Leggings $54 & Grey Ombre Midi Leggings $65, $42

In all my years of Zella workout fandom, I can’t believe I’ve never tried their midi leggings!  I’ve totally been missing out!  They are incredibly comfortable, slimming and just the right length (in between a crop and full legging).  They have a hidden inner pocket and moisture wicking fabric.

MIDI LEGGINGS FIT : Midrise, TTS, wearing XS. The midi length is a big longer on me because I’m 5’1.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella leggings

Zella Live in Midi Leggings $54  (Grey Midi Leggings $65, $42) • Adidas Top $35 (Adidas Tank $32, $23)   Sneaker (White and Peach) $100, $74 (Grey Sneaker)

ADIDAS TOP FIT : Slim fit, you might want to size up. I’m wearing XS.

The sleeves are on the longer side and it’s meant to be a boxy shape, so I prefer to tie the top into a little side knot.

SNEAKERS FIT : I remember this brand used to always run small, but now I think they’re running more TTS, so you don’t need to size up.

As soon as I put these shoes on, I didn’t want to take them off!  They are incredibly lightweight and cushiony and feel amazing on your feet! Of course, I should have realized because they are the same I have in this the white/orange!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear adidas

Zella Live in Midi Leggings $54  (Grey Midi Leggings $65, $42) • Adidas Top $35 (Adidas Tank $32, $23) • Adidas Sneaker

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella

Onzie Mesh Hoodie

Style and comfort in the mesh hoodie pullover.  Great for chilly workouts or throwing on after exercise.

FIT: oversized with a relaxed fit, comes in S/M & M/L, but I would prefer XXS

LONG LEGGINGS

Zella High Waist Street Style Leggings $75 $49

These leggings are so cool with the moto style leg and sleek mesh cutout.  If you’re more adventurous in your activewear, you’ll love these.

FIT: I thought they ran a little big because I’m wearing XXS and I normally wear XS.

Zella High Waist Leggings $75 $49

Perfectly smooth and slimming.  My pick for your everyday basic full length leggings.

FIT: TTS, XS

IVY PARK Shadow Leggings $50, $32 & IVY PARK Oversize Logo Legging $45

The IVY Park leggings are soooo silky smooth on!  The thick waistband is ultra comfy and the bold logo is super sporty.  I liked the Oversize Logo Legging, but the Shadow Legging is less intense.

FIT: Runs slightly large, tried on XS, need XXS

♥ SHOP LONG LEGGINGS ♥

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella

Zella Sports Bra $49 $31 • Zella High Waist Street Style Leggings $75 $49 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear

Zella Tee $45 $29 • Zella High Waist Leggings $75 $49 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

TEE FIT: TTS, XS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear adidas

Adidas Tank $32 $23 • Zella High Waist Leggings $75 $49 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

TANK FIT: TTS, I tried on Small, need XS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella tank

Pink Zella Tank $45 $29 • Zella High Waist Leggings $75 $49 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

TANK FIT:  TTS, XS – really liked this one with the cool front cutout that adds personality without being too revealing.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear zella sweater

 Zella Wrap Sweater $89 $58 • Zella High Waist Leggings $75 $49 • Adidas Sneakers $90 $67

The wrap sweater is cozy with a drop sleeve and criss cross style.

FIT: TTS and fits long, wearing Small, need XS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear ivy park leggings

IVY PARK Oversize Logo Legging $45 • Zella Tee $45

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear ivy park

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear ivy park

IVY PARK Oversize Logo Legging $45 • Zella Tee $45

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear ivy park

IVY PARK Shadow Leggings $50, $32

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear ivy park

Zella Sheer Jacket

With a mix of sold and sheer fabric, this breathable jacket is perfect for now.  It’s especially perfect for throwing on after a sweaty workout or just running errands.

TTS: Relaxed fit, wearing XS, prefer XXS

FLORAL LEGGINGS

Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Print Ankle Leggings $135, $89

Zella Vera Print Crop Leggings $65, $42

How pretty are these floral leggings? I’d pair them with a pale pink top (long sleeve & 3/4 sleeve) to keep the emphasis on the legs.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale activewear floral leggings

♥ SHOP ACTIVEWEAR ♥

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Hope you enjoyed these Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Activewear picks! Have a great day, friends!

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9 Comments

  1. Gail
    July 18, 2018 / 8:25 am

    Love your posts and suggestions!!!

    • Megan
      Author
      July 18, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks so much Gail!

  2. Patti
    July 18, 2018 / 9:37 am

    This is a great post! Even though I’m drawn towards the dressier stuff at the sale – the activewear is what I really live in, thank you!

    • Megan
      Author
      July 18, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks Patti, I feel so much better have good activewear to workout in!

  3. Renata
    July 18, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Megan- you are doing AMAZING job on the post about Nordstrom Sale. Thank you. I few things I want are sold out in my size but I am checking every day and hoping they will restock. I would recommend Dior Pink Glow Lip Set for you in cosmetic dept.

    • Megan
      Author
      July 18, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      Oh thank you for that! It’s a labor of love for sure! I keep checking back too and thank you for the beauty recommendation!

      • Renata
        July 18, 2018 / 5:28 pm

        I just know it takes a lot of effort to produce all that content. I left on vacation two days before the start of the sale and just came back. I tried to shop but it wasnt easy. Really look into Dior set, all products are great and there is a mini lip plumper. Take care.

  4. July 18, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I think you should call the Facebook Group “Honey We’re Healthy” 🙂 I didn’t participate in the challenge this time but I have fallen off my fitness game and can’t wait for the next challenge for a little extra motivation!

    • Megan
      Author
      July 18, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      I like it! I’m off my game too, so don’t feel bad! Each day is a new day to begin again!

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