Active by Old Navy: Affordable, Functional, and Cute

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was low-key, but wonderful just the same.


I started Sunday with a piece of delicious French Toast Bake topped with strawberries and maple syrup. I later ended up adding a couple of scoops of peanut butter for some staying power.

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Holy yum!

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After breakfast, I headed to open gym with Mal. Our box did “Barbara” on Monday, but we missed it and were pretty bummed about it, so we decided to do it together yesterday.

I was recently given a $50 gift card to buy some workout clothes from the Active by Old Navy line, so I wore my new gear to open gym. I went shopping at Old Navy on Saturday and ended up choosing the Women’s Compression Capris in Retro Violet and the Women’s Active Seamless V-Neck Tank in Carbon .


The Compression Capris were comfy, flattering, and moved well during my workout (yay!), but the main reason I picked them was the color. The Retro Violet was actually a heathered purple, which is a trend I especially love to see on workout gear. I love that it’s a little different. I mean, ALL of the workout capris that I currently own are black, so I was excited to see some color.

The Seamless V-Neck Tank was made of a soft, smooth, and fitted moisture-wicking fabric and had a build-in shelf bra, which was actually a lot more supportive than I expected. (I always pair a sports bra with these kinds of tops, but I could probably wear this one alone for a low-impact workout.) Since it was a compression top, it had a nice, snug fit and the extra straps definitely helped to keep things in place. Just a quick note on the sizing: It seemed like these tanks ran a little small since they’re compression gear. I ended up buying a medium, which fit me perfectly.

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With my $50 gift card, I planned to buy the Women’s Compression Capris and the Women’s Active Seamless V-Neck Tank, but then I discovered the Women’s Active Stretch Pullover, which I just could not leave behind. I instantly fell in love.


Check out the collar!

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And the thumb holes! I also loved that the body was extra long, so I didn’t have to worry about it riding up during my warm-up.

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I was sold and had to have it. I planned to buy it with my own money, but when the cashier rang everything up, all three pieces were on sale. Woohoo! Nothing that I picked cost more than $15! And starting today, Active by Old Navy is 40% off. Hop on that! For the price, Old Navy really does have some great workout gear.

Ok, back to the WOD…

“Barbara” is no joke!

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I knew I’d never make it through 100 (!!!) unassisted pull-ups and 150 push-ups, so I decided to do Scaling Option #3, which was 15 unassisted pull-ups (instead of 20) and 20 push-ups (instead of 30) each round, so I didn’t die. It ended up being a great decision because my arms were smoked by the end! (My lats are en fuego today!)

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I ended up doing the last two rounds of push-ups on my knees, but I managed to do all 75 (holy crap) unassisted pull-ups, which is by far the most I’ve ever done in a WOD, so I was psyched about my performance. I finished in 34:31.


Post-WOD: Tired, but happy… and covered in chalk (always).

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After CrossFit, I came home and chugged down a protein shake made with vanilla fitmixer protein powder, almond milk, and Molten Chocolate iced coffee, which tasted absolutely amazing (creamy coffee + chocolate and vanilla = heavenly). I actually considered making another one, but decided that I needed to eat something more substantial, so I whipped up an egg, Asiago cheese, and bacon sandwich on a Microwavable English muffin. It hit the spot.


Question of the Day

From where/what brand are most of your workout clothes? Have you ever shopped at Old Navy for workout clothes? If so, what’d you think? What’s your favorite place to buy affordable workout gear?

This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s Active wear in stores or at #GetYourActiveON


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