Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday Workout Cosplay: Cinderella

This month you may notice a bit of a theme on Wednesday. One might say it's "royally" inspired heehee. I thought I'd have some fun with the Disney Princesses, and do some workout inspired cosplay around them!

Today’s Princess is Cinderella! 
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Let's get the party ball started!

Since this is Cinderella, I'm going to start with the running shoes, since Cinderella's main accessory would be that glorious pair of slippers! But these puppies are not made of glass, but, rather, they are strong and tough and ready for TRAIL-RUNNING!!!  Walking and running trails forces you to use your stability muscles, and creating great tone and strength! Also, they are totally in Cindy's colors! (Also this pair isn't available yet)
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Next, are these SUPER adorable running sleeves for calves and arms! Amber from The Shiny Happy shared a product from Groovy Baby Action Gear, and I was in love with the store! They're ideal for race costumes, or adding a layer of warmth to yourself. And since I'm going with a trail running theme, they also had a layer of protection for you. Mostly though, Katie Dean--the shop's owner--made really cute running accessories that even when hitting the concrete, gym, or trails, give some fun-cosplay sparkle and shine (you know, some Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo) to your workout!
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Pairing them over these leggings will keep you warm enough as spring approaches, and affords one the ability to lighten up on the layers!

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And this warm under shirt for a layer of er...warmth. 
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I feel like the headband is one of those Cinderella accessories that fully completes the look, but this one will keep the ears warm and toasty.
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And of course Active Apperal's totally awesome Cinderella shirt! I like this cause I'm more of a Doc/sambas/five-fingers type of show wearer!
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I'll admit Lupita Nyong'O really inspired this post too. She looked like Cinderella in a dreamy blue ballgown; the fancy, but perfect headband, and her inspiring and sincere acceptance speech. And then this twirl really sold me on this idea too:
**SQUEE!**
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About Cinderella, I have two contradictory feelings. My dislike is admittedly petty; and my like is kind of emo (Dashboard Confessional should write a song about it)! Dislike: Cinderella’s “sequel” / modern voice. I hate it so much (told you). I could go on about the prince thing, but I think that can be easily remedied (see below). And since I’m focusing on the Disney version (though I love, love, love, LOVE Drew Barrymore’s version best--totally watching it after I am done writing) I do wish she would have stood up for herself more. But I get it--that was a: “different time”

But what I like, is that Cinderella has this ability to really resonate with a lot of different people. She is admirable in qualities that are really hard to keep up under duress, such as patience, kindness despite how others treat her. She’s a hard worker, and is happy being who she is in spite of where she is. She's a dreamer despite it all! And in then end, her hard work, gentle spirit, sweetness and the strength from her humility make her stand out, head and shoulders, above the crowd. 

I think with things like, careers, crafts, cosplays, working out, whatever we are working really hard at, we all want at least a little acknowledgement. To me, Cinderella isn't about "landing some rich dude," but more about having patience, dreaming/hoping, and working hard so that your dreams will come to fruition--despite the stormy tide you may be sailing through!

This  idea translates well in working out, and being healthy I think. It's about the confidence that you've been working hard on you and having the glow of health. You're doing right for yourself to become strong. It's not about size or shape, but about accomplishment! And that friends, is your frigging "prince" right there!

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Thank you for letting me rant a bit!

Do you have a Cinderella moment, be it, work, exercise, a hairstyle you successfully did on yourself (minor or major)? :)

14 comments:

  1. I love this! I recently discovered Groovy Baby's products from The Shiny Happy site too. I'm in love!!
    BTW, Lupita N'yong'O was the most beautiful woman at the Oscars Sunday! I loved her dress and I'm not a dress person! And her speech = chills! So very happy for her!

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    1. She was just...a vision! And my husband and I were watching her speech and I got all verklempt!

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  2. Love it! Maybe you've influenced me a bit, but I'm really into princess-themed workout gear right now, haha! Nothin' wrong with bein' a beast and being adorable at the same time!

    P.S. Lupita was so so so so gorgeous in that dress, ohmygoodness. I totally get why she was a partial inspiration for this post. Real-life goddess!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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    1. NICE! Work it girl!

      And my sentiments exactly on Lupita!

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  3. I think looking cute whilst working out helps the motivation factor a lot! Might as well look good while your sweating. ^^

    http://nagareboshi9.blogspot.ch/

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    1. Exactly! Both in working out, or working!
      Wearing your favorite items is confidence boosting!

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  4. This is perfect, I love it!!
    Cinderella was always a favorite of mine. c:

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Harlynn!
      She really is a good person (as how she is written) and I respect what the character means to so many people.

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  5. I think I look more like her step mother when I try to exercise. Hehehe. Iam loving the princess workout t shirts.

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    1. I know exactly how you feel! I make fugly workout faces!

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  6. Joie, I love your thoughts on Cinderella. That is definitely how it should be. I always love the tshirts you pick. They are so cool. I love those sneakers.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim!
      Did you see the link to the Cinderella Sneakers? I REALLY want a pair. But I'm afraid to ruin them LOL!

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  7. I totally agree! Cinderella's patience is something that I need to practice more of! Dealing with two bratty stepsisters like that must have been hell.
    I think maybe when I got up this morning I looked like Cinderella laying by the fire, cinders in her hair, and drool all over my books. Like... twelve layers of drool. Then I washed myself up, got dressed, and woah I already have a Prince Charming! More like Prince of Puns!

    And yes, Ever After is also a favorite of mine! I always liked that the Cinderella in that story shares a name with me. :)

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    1. LOL! I love the drool confession! That means you had a REALLY good rest! Prince of Puns. My "PC" is a pun fan too!

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