Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rainbeau Curves Review and Giveaway

When it comes to plus size activewear many women tend to think the pickings are slim, when in fact that is not true at all! There are a ton of great brands that offer plus size activewear and of good quality! When I first entered the fitness world and started my fitness and weight loss journey, I had the same mindset about activewear. It wasn't until 3 years ago that I discovered that was not the case at all!

Jocelyn Tank (Blue Skies) - Krysten Capri (Blue Skies)
Rainbeau Curves is a family-owned business based in San Francisco and has embraced the California active lifestyle for over 30 years. Rainbeau Curves has focused their attention on plus size activewear. Rainbeau has graciously allowed me to pick an outfit from their website to try. I choose the Jocelyn Tank (Blue Skies) and the Krysten Capri (Blue Skies).

I got out and did a half mile trail run and then a 2 mile road run in this outfit. I must say, that I am pretty impressed with the quality of the the tank and the capris. 

Breaking things down into more detail.....

The Jocelyn tank has a great design!! I love the colors that are offered. The tank has ruching on the chest, which gives off a nice elegant look. There is a built in bra for extra support. The straps on the back of the tank (which are not pictured here) is one of my favorite features on this top. The fabric is thick, but still comfortable. It has moisture-wicking abilities, so you will stay cool and dry. It has a good length to it! I think this tank is so unique in terms of design. You will definitely see me rock this tank in different colors at a few races! 

The Krysten Capri design is so cute!! I have been going crazy over these capris! I love the gradient design flowing down the leg on each side. I feel like it works with my curves. The side cut-outs at the bottom leg are so awesome and gives off a unique look! I am always looking for those capris that have a little extra something special to them that you don't see on a lot of other capris. The wide mesh cuffs at the bottom are nice and prevent the capris from riding up the leg. I have always had that problem, especially while running. I love the fit, but the fabric is a little on the thin side. I like my compression capris with thicker material for most things I do when it comes to working out or when I am out on a run. It hides my cellulite a lot better than thinner material. I do like to wear thinner material with my capris when I am just lounging around in them, or out and about and I am not too concerned with totally concealing my cellulite. With the thin material, my skin can breathe and more air can flow through, but having the thinner fabric means that there will be a higher chance of the thighs rubbing through the material more quickly than the thicker material. It would be nice to see these capris offered in thicker fabric alongside the capris in it's current form.

Overall, I really like what I see from Rainbeau Curves! They are affordable, stylish, and comfortable. They have raised the bar when it comes to plus size activewear. Rainbeau will continue to be a part of my activewear wardrobe for as long as I am wearing plus sizes. It will be awhile before I am below a size 12 in pants. 

I have teamed up with Rainbeau Curves and we're giving away a Jocelyn Print Tank to one lucky reader/follower. 

Rainbeau Curves Giveaway

Disclosure: I have received these products free for product review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dirty Girl Mud Run Chicago

For the past few weeks, I have already started thinking about goals for next year, while I continue making new goals for this year. I have decided to run my first 10K this August!! I have not announced this news anywhere else as of yet. That’s right, you’re the first know! In April 2016, I will be taking part in a challenge where you do a 5K race in the evening and the following day, you do 10K. So in order to get myself ready for that event, I figured why not start with two 5K's in one day! Oh did I mention one of them will be a mud run obstacle course?!!

On June 27, I will be running my first Dirty Girl Mud Run, at Hoffman Estates. This will be my 2nd, 5K of the day! I’m really nervous, excited and proud to be taking on this challenge. Staying true to the Dirty Girl Mud Run spirit, I want to be an inspiration and motivation for other women out there as they too take on life challenges and the Dirty Girl Mud Run. This is after all, what Dirty Girl is all about!

The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a non-competitive, untimed 3.1 mile women's-only mud obstacle course with 16 obstacles. There are 4 new ones this year like "HOT MESS" where you leap over fire. I must say... I am pretty excited to do that one! With Dirty Girl, there is a place for all women! Dirty Girl empowers women and welcomes women of all fitness levels and athletic ability. 

Not only is this event a day full of muddy fun, but it’s an event with a purpose. Dirty Girl has chosen Bright Pink as their charity partner. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. Their mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by getting them to live proactively at a young age. 

June will be here before I know it and team Huff ‘n Puff to Buff ‘n Tough will be kicking butt at The Dirty Girl Mud Run! I can't wait to experience Dirty Girl!!! It's going to be a great time!!

For all of my followers and readers throughout the US, enjoy 10% off of registration! Use code: BUFFNTOUGH10 

Disclosure: I have received a comped entry to this event in exchange for posting about the event and reviews of the individual race experiences.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough's 2nd Birthday & Victoria's Secret Sport Giveaway

That's right!!!! It's Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough's birthday month and my blogiversary!! We are celebrating quite a few things this month..... 

  • Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough turns 2
  • Blogiversary
  • "1,000 Likes/Followers" milestone on Facebook

I am filled with so much joy right now. This year continues to be amazing with goals being met, making new goals, and striving to get closer and closer to other goals that were made for the year. 

It brings me joy to know that I actually get to celebrate a blogiversary this year. I never got to celebrate one last year because I was on a hiatus that lasted for a year due to my moving back to the mainland from Hawaii, my first pregnancy and other personal issues.

We will be celebrating all month long! What better way to celebrate, than with a few giveaways for my awesome fit fam! 

Kicking off the first giveaway........

I am giving away this awesome pair of Knockout Tights (Sz: XS-L) by Victoria's Secret Sport!

Victoria's Secret Sport Giveaway