32 weeks + a giveaway with Albion Fit

10 March 2014


(32 weeks with Bash and 32 weeks with Theo)

Alright. I feel like it's a little early to be hitting the feeling HUGE stage that I've hit this past week. I slept harder than I have in months last night and stumbled down the stairs to the bathroom in a stupor this morning and glanced in the mirror and did a quadruple take because .... big. And I think I slept deeply enough to forget that I was pregnant so it was just a bit of a shock. Not singing any sort of woe-is-me songs ... fear not ... I know I've got a lot of weeks to go and the last few weeks are when the real fun begins. And really, aside from the nightly not awful backache ... I feel perfectly fine. Not even a hint of heartburn which I'm sure I can attribute to my esophageal flap just being too tired of baby housing to even care enough to act up. Just call me Doctor G to the race and send me your symptoms if you're wanting an expert diagnosis.

So ... (let me Chris Harrison it for a second) ... with that said ... the last thing I've wanted to do is put on any sort of spandexy anything on my bottom half to trot out into the public sphere unless there is a dress or tunic and tall boots involved. The very last thing. But I've made an exception for these Albion Fit Go Long Leggings. I've never ever been a fan of maternity leggings (and to each their own! if you love them - go you!) because they just fall down or are super uncomfortable and hit at the most unfortunate tippy top of the rib cage and no thanks. These Go Long Leggings are the only ones that stretch enough WHILE holding all of the handle (of the love variety) growth in comfortably while magically not cutting off any sort of vital blood flow to any area of my thorax or legs. They should patent them. Maybe they have. But between these and my blue babies and the slowly warming temperatures ... I've managed to graduate from sedentary sloth to slow walk around the blocker. And I'm just going to keep on climbing the active ladder ... watch.

And as for the Go Long Crew ... I talked about it back in the summer ... but it is my favorite shirt to work out and not work out in. Albion generously sent one size up (in the pretty new Jade color!) from my usual size and I was really pleasantly surprised how it didn't flinch at the bumpage and covered everything quite nicely without needing to stretch and stretch and stretch. And it has thumb holes which just make everything in life better.

Albion Fit is kindly giving away two $100 gift cards to a couple of you dear readers ...


You know how we do with the Rafflecopter around here.

Pretty please follow the directions in order to qualify to win :)

Godspeed.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

332 comments:

  1. I just want some leggings that won't slide down my butt! TMI?

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  2. Pregnant with #2 and I'm definitely going to need some new workout gear!

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  3. I'm pretty sure I couldn't rock the leggings but the tunic might work with my cropped workout pants!

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  4. Oh dear, I really want one of these! But I bet this thing is going to sign me in as one of my kids.

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  5. Anything to cover my belly that won't weirdly cut into my fat at the waist and look like I have two bellies would be SO APPRECIATE RIGHT NOW.

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  6. I pinned the Retreat Tee. But that exhausts my cyber skills. I have no idea how to link my pin to this comment.

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  7. I'm pregnant with #2 as well, and I've decided the theme of this pregnancy is going to be leggings. A good pair would be really nice.

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  8. I'm at 27 weeks and could really use some new work out gear!

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  9. Oh man, these pants are AMAZING! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/102175485270841105/

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  10. I love your work out clothes!!

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  11. I'm 6 weeks behind you with our number three, and I've been trying my darndest...for about a week and a half...to workout more. While I like to think that those fantastic leggings would help me, I think the idea of looking really cute in this top: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/176625616610713137/ post-pregnancy could really be the thing that actually motivates me to move a little, and to step away from the cookies.

    OK, maybe just to move a little.

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  12. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/134122895127015778/

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  14. I want the Go Long Leggings in black, and am so excited because when I zipped over to check out their new arrivals I discovered they come in XML for women like myself who are more full figured.

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  15. LOVE the suits. Ready for SUMMER! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/91479436155222524/

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  16. There's something about thumbholes that just tell the world you are a professional athlete. Training secret of Olympic athletes? Yep. Thumbholes.

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  17. Love the shirt with thumbholes! I am one of those freaks of nature who must always have her forearms covered - either because of the outside temps in the Winter or the a/c temps in the Summer.

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  18. You look adorable and NOT big! PROMISE! I am 14+ weeks with bby #7 and desperately looking for workout clothes, so this rocks!
    Sharonclarkb@aol.com

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  19. their swimwear is GORGE! Just pinned this suit (amongst many others) http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/how-to-manage-multiple-instagram-accounts/#!zfhyC

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  20. I'm impressed with how many pregnant people that I know (or read about on blogs) work out... I can't motivate myself to work out and I am not pregnant nor do I have any kids. Perhaps a pair of cute leggings are just the ticket to help motivate me!

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  21. Oh I could use this stuff right now - I'm doing my best to keep working out (32 weeks too!), but whew, it's gettin' rough! Thanks :)

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  22. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/105553184991030971/
    Thumbholes with rust would be my MUST have!

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  23. great giveaway! I'm in need of some nice leggings.

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  24. I would LOVE some new workout clothes!

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  25. Oh and here is my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/286893438736802205/

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  26. I am in need of leggings to hide the current baby/post baby muffin top, and these look great.

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  27. Would love some new leggies! and a nice slouchy tank for working out!!

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  28. I'm intrigued that not-horrible maternity leggings actually exist...

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  29. So hard to choose! Like the look of their leggings, but I am most definitely loving the color of this tank: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/69594756716332024/

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  30. Love Albion fit! They have the cutest suits too!

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  31. The sweet stripe full zip--I'll take one in every color!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80713018296426653/

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  32. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450008187738487824/ or http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450008187738487822/ because I have yet to find maternity pants that don't require awkward readjusting in public, and I'm thinking I would wear this shirt every dang day. The swim wear is adorable but...a little too optimistic right now. ;)

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  33. I like that long shirt. Im due a week before you.

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  34. I pinned the Icon Swimsuit in Ivory! So cute!

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  35. LOVE this cozy looking top! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9148005467655280/

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  36. anything long enough to cover my 38 week bump is a winner in my book!

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  37. I would love some great leggings. :)

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  38. Mmmm, non-maternity leggings that work while pregnant? Count me in, in black http://www.pinterest.com/pin/269090146459775331/

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  39. I love the new Jade color, this is exactly the type of shirt I need for working out!

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  40. My post baby stomach would thank me for these: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/151574343683524927/

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  41. I want a new suit! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125819383314337238/

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  42. i'm in desperate need of workout attire! my body is still in that awful state of shock at not being pregnant so suddenly, i gotta get rid of the flab. i'm drooling over that grey summit half zip, super cute. btw you look great grace, keep it up momma!

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  43. Look at that tummy. I've been eyeing up everything on their website.

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  44. i love my LuluLemons, but they are not so great at...not cutting off circulation. that, or maybe i need to lay off the cookie dough ice cream (never.). sign me up. i've already got Grace Patented naturalizer booties. i need me some leggings. please. and thank you.

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  45. I soooo want the Breathe Free Tank! I love the long length and copious room. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/88946161365072750/

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  46. I want pretty much all of their activewear...but pinned the Unwind Pullover(http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80150068343403511/) because I live in San Diego and can't justify adding this wonderful piece to my workout wardrobe. But if I had a gift card. Well, then...

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  47. I love the coral tank! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/237846424044959659/
    And the swimsuits are fabulous!

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  48. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81416705738146097/

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  50. Just bought the Go Long crew and I want the leggings to go with!!:) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/124482377174760687/

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  51. I love Albion Fit! And your blog :)

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  52. Since I plan to actually start working out soonish, these would be perfect.

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  53. You are the cutest pregnant lady EVER.

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  54. Oooh.... I love leggings that can keep 2nd serving food baby in check, while still being boots and tunic friendly.

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  55. Always looking for some cute workout wear! These look great!

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  56. I pinned the flatter me zip hoodie, but I love the go long leggings, too. I've been running in the same pair of Spandex since my freshman year...in high school. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120541727500706816/

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  57. I love all their gorgeous one piece swim suits!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/432697476670773702/

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  58. I just started reading your blog a couple of weeks ago and I love it! I think you're fabulous in your honesty and how your writing is like having a conversation with you rather than just reading a story.

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  59. Like you, I'm rather small when not pregnant and I too felt huge at 32 weeks! I'm at 39.3 weeks right now and laughing at how small I was 8 weeks ago. Love the workout gear!

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  61. Alooooha from sunny Hawaii! ::runs and ducks for cover:: I pinned this gorgeous swimsuit! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/238198267765792243/ -- but seriously, there swimsuits are beautiful. And their ain't nothing nice about having to be swimsuit ready alllll year. ;)

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  62. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/186125397074439174/ Love the jacket to hold in all the handle growth!

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  63. I really need some good maternity leggings to cover my teeeeeny little growing 14 week bump. Those look perfect!

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  64. Pregnant wih #2 and this time around I'll be pregnant mostly in the summer instead of the winter -whiiiich means I definitely need a new wardrobe!

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  65. Love the leggings in blue! http://pinterest.com/pin/266627240413446544/

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  66. I would love colorful leggings to break away from the boring black. Blue is my favorite color!

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  67. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204913851770004455/

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  68. Beautiful and adorable at 32 weeks, Grace! Seriously, every time you make me wish I were pregnant ... don't hate.

    I need a new pair of black leggings! Here is my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/226446687488120867/

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  69. I LOVE these! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/105271710014384251/

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  70. Black leggings, you can never go wrong! http://pinterest.com/pin/422845852486010205

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  71. Love everything ruffled: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/68609594297435611/

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  72. I dont have Pinterest! But I love the leggings!

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  74. You look awesome! I'm 36 weeks and feeling best when I get some sun and light light exercise.

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  75. i need some of their cute leggings! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/270286415110823991/

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  76. Nice! My oooold Old Navy yoga pants are starting to look it.

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  77. 9 months post baby and I could use some new workout gear to get my butt into gear! http://pinterest.com/pin/70157706669744191/

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  78. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/279434351854057453/

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  79. I pinned signature hoodie in . For some reason not letting me paste. You look awesome! I have 4.5 weeks left with our baby boy and feel like a whale :/

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  80. Albion is definitely one of my favorites! I've been finally getting my butt to yoga regularly (truly, it's a miracle), so some new clothes would be a nice reward :)

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  81. I love the block leggings! Being that I too am pregnant....they would be just one more thing I can actually fit into. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185210603400133353/

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  82. Oops forgot to link up! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/42502790207946927/ I have been eyeing this bathing suit for a while.

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  83. Illusion Capri in charcoal! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/189221621817943247/

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  84. Ooh—I like the stripe full zip sweatshirt! 8 more weeks to go for me too—looking forward to getting into some cute clothes in the very near future :) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/531213718519576204/

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  85. I love the tunic and the leggings!

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  86. you are a doll. and i'm about to stalk your cute blog for the first time ever. :)

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  87. I just can't believe how good you look pregnant.
    jealous!

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  88. The sweet stripe full zip....pretty and good for working out (I don't have a pinterest account unfortunately...)

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  89. You really do look great! Not huge at all.

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  90. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81275968249749974/

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  91. want! :)

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/168955423495226487/

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  92. Here is my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/193865958934059268/ but really, I want it all.

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  93. I love a good wide-band waist on leggings: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41236152812395945/

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  94. They just might have won me over this time - can't believe my pick was only $17!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273734483575478616/

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  95. Good quality workout gear is sooo worth it! Yes, please.

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  96. I can always use another pair of yoga pants to promote my Netflix and cupcake habits.

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  97. Love the leggings and Breathe Freely Tank!

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  98. Loving the black pinup bikini top: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/152418768613209435/. Come on summer!

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  99. Well gosh, all the leggings just look fantastic!

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  100. I too have yet to find a pair of pregnancy leggings I like. Sticking to a larger size of my go to ones for now :/

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  101. Here's my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247205467020263980/

    I love this hoodie!! Especially the color.

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  103. I LOVE this pullover! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/267119821622818125/

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  105. http://www.pinterest.com/rebecca1582/fashion/

    Lots of cute stuff!

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  106. The jade is great! And the thumb holes make it even better

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  107. Love the thumb holes!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/66780006949261951/

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  108. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9429480444269057/

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  109. All I am going to say is with the vest on you don't even look pregnant! Seriously! I still look pregnant and Courtney is 21 years old. Sigh! Happy Walking!!

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  110. Love the leggings and the Sweet stripe full zip (in seafoam),

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  111. Oh this is a fantastic giveaway! I am expecting my first baby and could definitely use a boost in the wardrobe department. PS you look amazing at 32 weeks!!!

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  112. Leggings that stay up...get out of town!

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  113. I love this swimsuit!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/230176230927675436/

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  114. Love all of the bathing suits but especially this one!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169448004704481938/

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  115. I can always use leggings that make my tush look good and stay up!

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  116. Oh, and my link!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/220887556698141823/

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  118. Great leggings and I love the blue color!

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  119. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90142430016133966

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  121. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/35043703325047244/

    love this jacket!

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  122. How can I just choose one thing?! I love this tank http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147281850288389107/ and http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147281850288389097/!

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  123. I've been working out more since having my daughter and this top http://www.pinterest.com/pin/75505731227339676/ would be fantastic for my new favorite activity yoga, and just being lazy on a Saturday too!

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  124. I love all the things. especially the petal ruffle things.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/105905028711434138/

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  125. I'm always looking for a good pair of long leggings. So I pinned the go long :) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/568016571724547397/

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  126. The go-long crew looks so comfy! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/117375134012629388/

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  127. Love this! I'm 17 weeks pregnant and could really use those leggings right now :)

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  128. Okay, I keep hearing all these amazing things about Albion Fit, and would love to try their leggings as I am still not really sold on the whole leggings trend in general.

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  129. Love this and would love to try this brand!!

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  130. Maybe if I had some really cute work out clothes I would start working out... :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/78953799691736448/

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  131. This pullover. Yes please. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81346336993554716/

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  132. I'm loving the extra long tops!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/172051648238987586/

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  133. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/44824958766009680/

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  134. http://pinterest.com/pin/212443307397048355/

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  135. I have had my eye on this bathing suit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/109423465920622047/

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  136. Albion fit has SO many fabulous things!! But right now I'm looking forward to summer, so the swimsuits caught my eye.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/91409067411057644/

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  137. These leggings sound amazing! I had the same beef with leggings while pregnant with my first... have been keeping an eye out for leggings that defy the odds!

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  138. I love these leggings: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/3729612165869573/

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  139. The Go Long top is definitely on my wishlist. But can someone please tell me why she is standing on a couch in the woods? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/174725660517740649/

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  140. This Athena suit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/215046950931353328/

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  141. I'd love to try those leggings!

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  142. I pinned the Timp Vest! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/225250418837041600/
    nmn10365@huskies.bloomu.edu

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  143. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/488148047082693389/

    Love this suit and all the bright color options for workout gear

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  144. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/241787073718819256/

    Great workout gear!

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  147. Love your whole outfit and you look so good! :)

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  148. Even though I avoid pintrest like the plague, I love albion fit so.... http://pinterest.com/pin/224194887674604411/. Although I would totally be able to wear the albion capris I have while preggo I am not sure I would be able to manage my go longs, the waistband is a little too squeezy even though I sized up. But I hate having tight things around my hips cause I'm a weirdo. Ha

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  149. You are too cute! I'm loving the purple Go long leggings.........http://www.pinterest.com/pin/40884309091506038/

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  150. I love that blue shirt and you look quite stylish.

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  151. You always look so cute! I love the tunic - I am long waist-ed and ALWAYS have a hard time finding shirts long enough!

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  152. It took me about 5 minutes to become huge with my second one. My maternity wardrobe made me downright batty by the end since I was in maternity clothes so long! Cheers to items that can be worn during AND after pregnancy!

    I need a new swimsuit and am dying over the Athena one at Albion Fit, so please pick me. :)

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  153. Splash pad friendly! http://www.pinterest.com/juliakreynolds/wish-list/

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  155. I love the apres leggings and the sweet stripe jacket! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/135108057545710637/

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  156. Go long leggings in cobalt - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/235805730463841697/

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  157. Now that I have actually started "jogging," (yes still mostly walking), I actually appreciate this gear more! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/289145238548478318/

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  158. I'm so excited that it is getting warm enough to wear leggings again! So tired of my maternity jeans!

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  159. I really LOVE the SWEET STRIPE CAPRI MIDNIGHT/WHITE and pinned it here
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103301385177179197/

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  160. Loving the go long leggings in aqua!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/127719339407250680/

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  161. These look great- and you are not huge at all!

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  163. Excited for this giveaway! You look great!

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  164. You look great! I am still trying to lose all my baby weight 3 years after the fact. Loving this adorable swimsuit that I pinned here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/27443878953878223/

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  165. Entering on behalf of my wife. She is really into fitness stuff and is always looking for gear.

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  167. Not sure if I can pull of leggings...but what the hey!

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  168. Grace, you look super cute! Love these leggings. :)

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  170. I mostly just need leggins that I'm not pulling up every 10 seconds! Also, colors!

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  171. Would love a Go Long Crew! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259519997251368583/

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  172. LOVE the Go Long Leggings in Colbalt.

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  173. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63191200995785645/ Go long leggings in purple!

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  174. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/54746951694548532/

    Need some new workout tank tops bad.

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  175. I've been eyeing these beauties since the first time you posted about it! Excited about possibly winning this time!

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  176. I really love the go long crew... I seriously have been eyeing it for a ridiculous amount of time.

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  177. Also the leggings in purple are my jam: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/249527635578624352/

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  178. Leggings + bum coverage... all day every day!

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  179. I've got my eye on some brightly hued leggings...love albion fit!

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      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26177241558671010/

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  180. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/394276142350150969/ i love this

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  181. Still want these!!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32862272255696282/

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  182. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157344580705599124/ What an amazing suit!

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