Gym Clothes for a Plus Size Princess (Xersion by JCPenney)! #TroopOneX


So… I’m not losing weight.

For the past 2 weeks the scale dips down and then it zooms right back up again. I don’t think I’m in a plateau situation but I’m trying to see what changes I can make to get the scale moving in the direction that I would like. The first thing I’m doing is nixing alcohol from my diet. My life in NYC is very much surrounded by cocktails. My week can have a combination of wine with Robert, after work cocktails, open bar blogging events, etc. and those are calories that aren’t necessary, so I’m starting there. The Plus Size Princess Fitness Challenge (#PSPfit) is 100% about getting fit and healthy and I’m definitely doing that but I want weight loss to be one of the results of a stronger healthier life.

The other thing I’m doing is finding inspiration to keep trying. I spent the weekend looking at plus size swimwear by Simply Be and fantasizing about wearing a more daring bathing suit this summer. Of course, I find inspiration from the #PSPfit girls on twitter/instagram/tumblr. I’ve also found motivation in having legit workout gear because new gym clothes make me want to go work out more.

The latest addition to my #PSPfit wardrobe is from JCPenney’s Xersion line, The pieces are perfect for an active Plus Size Princess. Their racer-back tank flares out at the waist, so its not tight on my tummy. Their colorful jackets are designed to loop your headphones through the pocket so you don’t drop your phone. Best of all, they make really amazing workout leggings with reflective stripes and a pocket in the back for your phone/keys/credit cards. Its nice to have plus size active wear that goes beyond leggings and a t shirt. Just call me “Sporty Spice” ;-)

JCcollagePhotos taken with the HTC One phone!

The sizing on these items is pretty standard. Everything I have fits like a glove and the shirt and pants have adjustable draw string waist bands. Also note that the tank doesn’t have a shelf bra, so I’m wearing a sports bra underneath, but the shirt is made to camouflage that.

How are YOUR 2013 fitness goals coming along?

Snag Plus Size workout clothes from JCPenney & Xersion below!

  • Lizzie on the Spot

    Happy Thursday, Sporty Spice! The Xersion line is great. Not only is the line fashionable, it’s affordable. Can’t wait to see what they bring out for the Spring. The JC Penney at Herald Square had a great selection on clearance. I definitely had to stock up. :)

    • CeCe Olisa

      RIght? I’m really liking the pieces…

      Sporty Spice

  • Shainna

    I’m taking it one day at a time. It’s not easy turning away from the bags of chips that my dad buys, but i stand firm, cause they be callin me lol But I may have to hit up JCPenny now!

    • CeCe Olisa

      Tell Dad I said to stop that ;-) good for you for staying strong

  • Sarah Dzurkovich

    OMG you look so cute that now I want to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for the gym!!

  • vanessa

    Thanks for sharing this, I just purchased a few items from Lane Bryant Roebok on clearance. I returned a few all the pants are black looks like I wear the same thing lol. I found a few colorful capris online @ JCP thanks for hipping me to this. You look great btw

  • Connie Omari

    You look great in those clothes :) Good luck on meeting your fitness goals :)

  • CurvyStyle

    I love the JCP Xersion line too. I am glad to hear others like it too!! There prices are amazing as well and they also have a great selection of clearance all the time!! yay!

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  • MadeinCanada

    Thank you for sharing this info. I live in Toronto, but go to Buffalo,NY shopping all the time. I went to JC Penny a few weeks ago and the Xersion line was on sale. Now I look great in my Zumba class and I didn’t have to break the bank for it. :)

  • JC

    I <3 Xersion! I recently discovered the line a month ago when I was randomly walking through JCPenney & the price tag caught my eye. Now I'm in JCPenney's all the time perusing their fitness section. What I adore the most about Xersion (other than the low price tag), is that their crops & pants DO NOT ride up in unseemly places! Best thing ever! I've tested it doing crazy crossfit stuff, running, and weight lifting & they stay in place! The only other crops I've found that don't ride up are Lululemons & that brand is pricey! Plus Xersion is flattering.

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