Getting Active with Old Navy

Good morning!

I hope you guys had a great weekend!

Our Sunday was a typical Sunday. Pancake breakfast. Church. Errands.

Protein Pancakes

Healthy Pancake Recipe

After church, our errands took us to the grocery store and Old Navy.

Old Navy Activewear

On Friday I was sent a $50 gift card from Old Navy to use toward some new workout apparel from their Active by Old Navy line. Obviously I was pretty pumped and headed into the dressing room with a bunch of new workout clothes to try on. $50 goes a long way at Old Navy!

Old Navy got some big-time bonus points from me when I saw that most of their long-sleeved jackets and pullovers had thumbholes!

Old Navy Green Workout Pullover

I know many of you share my love for thumbholes. No more naked knuckles! I ended up buying the Women’s Active GoDRY Running Top you see in the above photo for $15. (Just FYI, their entire Active line is 40% off today through January 16.)

The one item I waffled back and forth on was the Women’s Active Compression Jacket in retro violet.

Old Navy Compression Jacket

In the end I decided against it because it felt like it might be a little too warm for running in the winter in Florida since it never really gets that cold. The material was nice and thick and I loved that it featured compression technology, but in the end I left with a super-cute heather gray stretch pullover ($15) that was slightly more lightweight.

Old Navy Active 051

Old Navy Active PulloverI love this top. It’s really long (great for my crazy-long torso) and has a really unique and feminine neckline. It reminds me of a scarf wrapping around my neck or something. I’m a fan.

I also bought the Women’s Compression Leggings in blackjack ($18) that you see in the above photo. They’re really long and ride up a little higher than other compression tights which I am hoping will make them a much better fit for running than the shants I wore on Friday’s long run.

I wore the leggings and pullover on an early evening hike with Ryan and Sadie to give them a test and felt comfortable the entire time. They stayed up and didn’t chafe and the pullover was lightweight enough to keep me warm without making me sweat profusely.


Old Navy Active 087

Sadie was protesting our picture together since I didn’t buy her anything.


After our shopping adventure, Ryan suggested stopping by Feta, a new Mediterranean restaurant that opened in Ocala less than two months ago.

Feta Ocala

Our meal began with fresh rolls that Ryan and I had no trouble polishing off as we waited for our entrees.

rolls ocala feta

For our main meal, Ryan and I decided to share the True Village Greek salad and the mousaka.

greek salad feta ocala


I’ve never tried mousaka before, but oh my goodness it was amazing! I would love to try to make it at home but I’m a little intimidated so if any of you out there have a fabulous mousaka recipe that isn’t too complicated, I’d love to give it a go!

We made sure to compliment Chef Demitri on our way out and he was so kind and gracious.

I spent the rest of Sunday hiking with Ryan and Sadie before working for a bit and enjoying a light dinner before bed.

It was a nice lil’ Sunday!

January Book Club

With 53.6 percent of the votes, the winning book for the PBF January Book Club is The Secret Keeper! We will be discussing this book on the blog on February 4.

The Secret Keeper

Happy reading!

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


  1. says

    Just bought some of their active pants in a Tall (I’m 5’10) and I love them!!!…they are so tall and comfy…most tall pants come at a huge price but I love the price of Old Navy’s stuff!!!


  2. says

    After I read this post, I went to Old Navy’s website and looked at their sales. I am currently deployed but I wanted to jump on this sale. I love the Active Shirts. I sent my wife a list of what I wanted. Hopefully she will be able to find the colors that I want and they will be waiting for me when I get home.

    Oh, and I really enjoy reading your blog. Some of the food you post pictures of makes my mouth water. As of right now I have no way to be able to cook for my self and I am at the mercy of the Air Force when it comes to food. You have a new subscriber from SC, currently in the Middle East!


  3. Jamie says

    I will have to go get one of those as I also LOVE thumbholes! I already have a few of their compression capris and wear them all the time! Thanks for sharing the good news on some new digs!


  4. Anne Parris says

    I love the longer tops with thumb holes. I’ll have to go check them out. For me, the long tops are more for bootie coverage, since I’m plus sized. You look amazing and are very inspiring to this mama trying to get back in shape!


  5. says

    OOO I love what you picked from Old Navy. It’s funny, I hadn’t really bought much there for a few years and this past year I have bought a ton there (loving their skinny jeans) for me and my son. I haven’t spent much time looking at the Active Gear, but I’ll have to check it out!


  6. Whitney Garcia says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have been looking for good quality, affordable workout clothes! My husband works part time at Academy and even with his discount, I’m paying way too much for workout clothes.


  7. says

    How FUN to be featured by Old Navy!!! So glad to find your blog. My hubby just got me the jacket with the thumb holes for Christmas in the gray. Love it. I also just made a renewed commitment to eating healthy so I am happy to find your blog. Yay. :)


  8. Rebecca says

    I love old navy workout stuff AND THE THUMBHOLES! Just a recommendation for those of you in colder climates, i do run in the compression jacket – definitely too warm for Florida but awesome for the Boston area this time of year. Its one of my fave cold running tops :)


  9. Amanda Jae says

    So happy to see Old Navy has your blog on their Facebook page now – that’s awesome girl! Glad to see such an incredible blog out of Central Florida, I’m at UF just an hour north. Keep up the awesome work, I adore reading your posts and hearing your fitness story!


  10. Alicia says

    I was checking my facebook today and a post for Old Navy was on my newsfeed … and guess whose picture I saw and blog they were plugging!!!! Yours!!! So awesome!


  11. says

    I have the compression jacket in pink – a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law who loves hers. It’s fantastic! Keeps me warm is perfect for my night runs (which can be pretty chilly!). Old Navy on FB got me to stop here, I’m definitely coming back! Great blog!



  12. says

    Hey Julie!

    The first thing that I noticed when I saw your pancakes was that they are perfectly shaped! Do you have a secret way of doing this?

    At the gym where I work, I’ve seen a lot of women wearing the heather gray stretch pull-over. To say the least, I’m tempted to buy it!


  13. says

    Hey Julie!

    The first thing I noticed when I saw your pancake breakfast was that they are perfectly shaped! Do you have a secret way of doing this?

    At the gym where I work, I’ve seen a lot of women wearing the stretch pull-over. To say the least, I’m tempted to buy it!


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  15. Emily says

    I’m excited for the book! I didn’t vote for The Fault is in Our Stars because I’ve already read it. I highly recommend it. Also, Looking for Alaska by the same author is incredible!



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