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An Excursion in Xersion by JcPenney Day 29 of 100

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Last week was a bit of a bust because I got it in my head that I was superwoman or something and went kinda crazy with my workout.  I ended up hurt early in the week and didn’t do anything the rest of the week.  So this week I had to revise my plan to something that wouldn’t put me out of commission.   I will talk more about my revised plan in another post later this week.

Today however I want to talk about Xersion by JcPenney which is their exclusive active wear line.  They have some amazing pieces.   I was sent a number of pieces and I was so inspired that I decided to pack up and go for a hike.  If you have been around the site for a while you will know that I have been on a mission to hike Oklahoma.  I have hiked all over from Yosemite, to trails in Washington to right here in Oklahoma.

I am an avid hiker and thought that it would be awesome to go on an excursion while rocking my Xersion by JcPenney active wear.  With my bag packed (camera equipment and all), cooler filled with lots of water, lunch and snacks I filled up the tank and headed to Atoka, OK where McGee Creek State Park is located.

moore to atoka

After traveling for what seemed like forever I finally made it to my destination.  Excited and ready to being my journey and put my new Xersion gear to the test.

mcgee creek state park

So what makes Xersion by JcPenney so special?

  • UV Protection
  • Stretch
  • Compression (fitted capri’s)
  • quick-dri
  • no chafe seams (tank)

I was sold as soon as I heard no chafe seams because a couple of weeks ago I had a very nasty chaffing situation after a really long walk.  Let me just say that Xersion totally lived up to my expectations.  I was out hiking for hours and was remained 100% comfortable the entire time I was out on the trails.


Here I am wearing the Barcode Tee($24) and Fitted Capris ($30).  I got some pretty amazing shots to be going it alone just me and my tripod.








Here I am wearing the Screen Tank Top ($20) and Tricot Shorts ($24) in Aruba Pink


Xersion by JcPenny Tank and Tricot Shorts


It was truly an amazing day with only a few bumps along the way.  I spent a good 20 mins lost and then while trying to snap a photo I stumbled upon a nest of spiders ( I had no clue that spiders had nest).   Of course in the spirit of sharing my outtakes check out my discovering the spiders as I was about to place my hand right on them exactly when the camera took the picture.

ahhh spiders

Here is the nest of spiders I almost placed my hand into!

freaked out

Here is my reaction as soon as the camera snapped!

Do you have an interesting hiking story or a run in with nature?   Have you ever tried Xersion by JcPenney?  If not JcPenny is currently running a sale of 40% off activewear!

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101 Comments on An Excursion in Xersion by JcPenney Day 29 of 100

  1. Ashley S
    June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a fun day… and a fashionable one at that!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    June 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM (1 year ago)

    We love going for hikes at places like this. Looks like you got in a great workout!

  3. Bola
    June 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you are sweating it out in style over there!

  4. Kungphoo
    June 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM (1 year ago)

    Nice outfit with some great benefits..

  5. Kathryn
    June 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM (1 year ago)

    I am all about practical, comfortable and cute!

  6. Melissa
    June 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM (1 year ago)

    I love the bright colors! This looks like some great activewear!

  7. natosha
    June 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM (1 year ago)

    I really love that so much! the colors are terrific and look super fashionable. Great sharing!

  8. Cyndi
    June 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM (1 year ago)

    I’ve never shopped at JC Penney for active wear. I’ll have to check out their sale!

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM (1 year ago)

      I didn’t even know they had active wear until just recently!

  9. becka
    June 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like a fun day in nature. love the outfit! and the butterfly pic

  10. Samantha Angell
    June 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a great time! I love finding new workout gear. Spiders nest was hilarious!

  11. American Punjaban PI
    June 17, 2014 at 11:24 AM (1 year ago)

    I think my reaction to those spiders would be similar to yours. OMG. I like the bright colors of the active wear and that anti-chafing thing really intrigues me.

  12. Michelle F.
    June 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM (1 year ago)

    Those are some great looking clothes. I really love that they have UV protection.

  13. Anna
    June 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM (1 year ago)

    What a great ay to spend the day. And yes, you did a great job getting shots with your tripod! Cute clothes too!

  14. Debbie Denny
    June 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM (1 year ago)

    Looks like a really fun day. Love the outfits and like the no seam feature.

  15. Emilee
    June 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM (1 year ago)

    What a great hike! That looks gorgeous! Love the outfits too, they look comfy!

  16. Kay Adeola
    June 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM (1 year ago)

    Love your outfit.It has been a while since i have been on a hike but looks like you had a good time apart from the spiders of course lol.

  17. Magdalena
    June 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM (1 year ago)

    looks like a great adventure

  18. celebbabylaundry
    June 17, 2014 at 1:24 PM (1 year ago)

    I love to go out on hikes, it’s a fun thing to do for a good workout.

  19. Amber NElson
    June 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a fun workout! I never have gone hiking but this looks fun.

  20. Virginia @thatbaldchick
    June 17, 2014 at 1:44 PM (1 year ago)

    I have two Xersion tops and absolutely love them. They are so comfy and perfect for a day at the gym or a day running errands.

  21. Felicia
    June 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM (1 year ago)

    I have never tried those clothes but they look super comfortable. We love to hike with the boys. I don’t have a particular crazy story to share, but we love it!

  22. Louida
    June 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM (1 year ago)

    I don’t have any hike stories to share, but I want to do one soon at a mountain that is near me. JcPenny’s sure does has some stylish active wear.

  23. lisa jones
    June 17, 2014 at 2:31 PM (1 year ago)

    Looks Like AGreat Hike Love All The Outfits Especially The Pink & Yellow One They Look So Comfy!

  24. Holli
    June 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM (1 year ago)

    I just love following along with your journey in fitness. I actually need some new workout clothes so I’ll have to check out JCP! :)

  25. Sarah
    June 17, 2014 at 2:57 PM (1 year ago)

    Ohmy barf. I would have died at the spiders! lol. I love that pink shirt!

  26. Jaime
    June 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve never tried anything from the Xersion line. I’m a huge fan of JCPenney, though, and their prices can’t be beat!

  27. Rebecca Swenor
    June 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM (1 year ago)

    I love JcPenny’s clothing. I think they have good comfortable clothing. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Yona Williams
    June 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM (1 year ago)

    Cute clothing. I love nature and the woods…and taking photos of nature. It’s so relaxing. I wish my sweetie liked to hike. Sometimes, we walk this trail alongside this creek after we play basketball, but when the grasses get overgrown, we can’t go too far. Sometimes, I get a little scared about ticks too.

  29. Betsy Mitchell
    June 17, 2014 at 4:08 PM (1 year ago)

    Love these! I’m always on the hunt for a good pair of athletic clothes.

  30. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    June 17, 2014 at 4:32 PM (1 year ago)

    I really like Xersion from JCPenny. I have an outfit that is Xersion and I really like it. I get the most compliments on it.

  31. Paula Parker
    June 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM (1 year ago)

    Such cute outfits! Great picks! Looks like you were having a blast!

  32. TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs
    June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM (1 year ago)

    Glad that you were able to find something to prevent the chaffing. I’m so glad your spider experience didn’t turn out too badly though!

  33. Hilary @ The RNY Life
    June 17, 2014 at 5:36 PM (1 year ago)

    Love JCP and shop there often. I just started to enjoy hiking. Those are definitely some cute clothes to go hiking in.

  34. Don Purdum
    June 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve been through Atoka many times from Dallas to Tulsa. Beautiful ride!!! With the hot weather, comfort is a must.

  35. Elizabeth
    June 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM (1 year ago)

    Looks like a fun adventure…except for the spiders! And the outfits are really cute.

  36. Liz Mays
    June 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I love that they didn’t cause chafing. That’s a huge plus, and I’m SO glad you didn’t touch that nest of spiders!

  37. Lisa
    June 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM (1 year ago)

    Super comfy, stylish and affordable – not something you find all together very often!

  38. becca
    June 17, 2014 at 6:46 PM (1 year ago)

    what a fun day and your outfit was super cute.

  39. Sarah Bailey
    June 17, 2014 at 7:24 PM (1 year ago)

    I love your outfit! What some vibrant colours! Beautiful place to visit as well. x

  40. Jennifer Williams
    June 17, 2014 at 7:27 PM (1 year ago)

    You and I need to live closer to each other – I would love to have a hiking partner. I love the fitness line from JC Penney, discovered not long ago and stocked up.

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM (1 year ago)

      I know! I need a hiking partner so many times I just end up going out by myself or taking my son along when he is home.

  41. Joanna Sormunen
    June 17, 2014 at 7:28 PM (1 year ago)

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun trying the clothes out. This brand is new to me but it seems to be a very good one.

  42. janelle
    June 17, 2014 at 7:41 PM (1 year ago)

    love the pictures and the active gear! thanks for sharing, i will look for it next time im at jcpenney

  43. Kiwi
    June 17, 2014 at 7:48 PM (1 year ago)

    You look cute and stylish in your JcPenny’s…I am not gonna lie I stop shopping at JCPenny’s year ago because I felt like they werent keeping up with the trends and quality clothes – but seeing you I might have to reconsider!

  44. Lady Lilith
    June 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM (1 year ago)

    Sounds like a really great line. I like the added UV protection. Being safe from the sun is super important.

  45. Jessica Peeling
    June 17, 2014 at 8:17 PM (1 year ago)

    The no chaffing and quick dry aspects sound like something I really need – I could use some more work out attire and these pieces are cute

  46. R U S S
    June 17, 2014 at 8:21 PM (1 year ago)

    I like these kinds of activities and I love that you still look good even after doing something not-so-easy. Good job!

  47. Our Family World
    June 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM (1 year ago)

    You did get some great shots. And you look great in that gear.

  48. coolchillmom
    June 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM (1 year ago)

    no seams and UV protection! yes totally for me!
    great shot of the butterfly, you have amazing images on this post!

  49. Leira Pagaspas
    June 17, 2014 at 9:36 PM (1 year ago)

    I love your outfit!! Comfy and stylish..

  50. Amanda
    June 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM (1 year ago)

    These look great! Way to look stylish and get fit!

  51. Zulema A Tomlinson
    June 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM (1 year ago)

    Those are cute outfits. I haven’t gone on any nature walks in a while though.

  52. Marielle Altenor
    June 17, 2014 at 10:57 PM (1 year ago)

    Wearing comfortable clothing when working out is really important! Glad to hear that JcPenny Xersion workout collection is lived up to your expectations! I got really itchy after seeing that spider nest!!!

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 18, 2014 at 12:11 AM (1 year ago)

      I felt like I was itching all day long after seeing all the spiders! Then I got home to discover that I actually did have a spider crawling on me but it wasn’t a few big one.

  53. Franc Ramon
    June 17, 2014 at 11:04 PM (1 year ago)

    You have a really nice view on your hike. I also love doing trails.

  54. Amber Edwards
    June 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM (1 year ago)

    I think I am going to have to go shopping at JC Penny!! I seriously love the no chafe feature! My workout clothes chafe badly.

  55. Paula
    June 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM (1 year ago)

    Cute outfit!! And yay for you and your tripod taking some awesome pics allllll by yourself!

    And, I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing spiders had nests. Ummmm, thanks!

  56. Tough Cookie Mommy
    June 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM (1 year ago)

    Hiking is a great way to not only stay fit but to also enjoy the great outdoors. I love the views from your photos.

  57. Meredith@MommyAtoZ
    June 18, 2014 at 12:50 AM (1 year ago)

    Those outfits are so cute! As usual, you’re inspiring me to get my butt off the couch :)

  58. Rosey
    June 18, 2014 at 6:20 AM (1 year ago)

    The active wear is nice! And the pictures are GORGEOUS!

  59. Rubbie Anne Abad
    June 18, 2014 at 6:20 AM (1 year ago)

    looks like you had a fun day! love your outfits

  60. Kimberly
    June 18, 2014 at 6:23 AM (1 year ago)

    Where you were hiking is absolutely serene. I love hiking.
    I totally forgot that you can get outfits with UV protection. That is so important especially for active wear.

  61. Athena
    June 18, 2014 at 6:32 AM (1 year ago)

    That seems like the perfect day – and the outfit is so cute and looks comfortable. Hiking is such an awesome activity – being out with nature!

  62. michele d
    June 18, 2014 at 6:44 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a great workout and I love all those new clothing by Jcpenney. They look so comfortable for exercise and running.

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:28 AM (1 year ago)

      They are super comfortable. I felt great my entire hike. I actually wore the other outfit today to go out to the track and it was great. I usually end up with chaffing on my underarm area but not today!

  63. Ralff Dizon
    June 18, 2014 at 7:14 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a great day. You had a fitting outfit and a great shots.

  64. maria
    June 18, 2014 at 7:23 AM (1 year ago)

    Great options for fitness clothing! I love that I can easily look for it as our local JC Penny!!

  65. Mary Larsen
    June 18, 2014 at 8:02 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like the clothing is super comfortable and perfect for hiking! I’ll have to take a look at the collection :)

  66. FamiGami
    June 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM (1 year ago)

    What a long walk that is!

  67. Marni | Love and Duck Fat
    June 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM (1 year ago)

    I love hiking too and wish I could do more of it, but there really is no hiking in Miami! You look adorable!

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM (1 year ago)

      I could only imagine if there were hiking in Miami it would be hardcore because of that heat. I was there a while back and thought I was going to die everytime I came out of my hotel. I actually passed out mid step on a sidewalk while I was there and I looked really cute that day…LOL I am praying that never got caught on camera.

  68. Ann Bacciaglia
    June 18, 2014 at 10:05 AM (1 year ago)

    I wish there were JC Penney stores in Canada. Looks like a great activewear line and I love 40% off.

  69. Melanie
    June 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM (1 year ago)

    Looks like you had a great time! Love the shirt

  70. Pam
    June 18, 2014 at 11:42 AM (1 year ago)

    I love the clothing. It looks so comfortable and it is very pretty! Sunscreen is so important now even in our clothing. Melanoma is rampant.

    Your pictures are really beautiful and you did a great job with the tripod. The spiders nest would have been a little bit scary if you would have gotten right into it. Glad you didn’t.

  71. krystalskitsch
    June 18, 2014 at 1:02 PM (1 year ago)

    Beautiful photos! Those clothes look pretty durable!

  72. Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM
    June 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM (1 year ago)

    Love the outfit, of course, and your adventurous spirit. So funny about the spiders – well, you probably didn’t think so then. I love how you capture everything with your camera. I need some camera tips from you!

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM (1 year ago)

      Thank You! I think the only advice I live by as far as getting the shot is to just keep shooting until you get what you want. I literally take shot after shot and then come home and just go through them all and figure out what works and what doesn’t. Also having the tripod helps…lol

  73. LaTonya (Detroit Mom)
    June 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I love the entire outfit especially those shoes, which reminds me I need new shoes LOL

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM (1 year ago)

      LOL…the shoes are Sketchers I got them at Academy I believe.

  74. Natalie
    June 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM (1 year ago)

    I would of nearly had a heart attack if I was that close to a nest of spiders, just the picture gave me the heeby jeebies (sp) lol otherwise, awesome trail.. once a friend and i was doing a trail and got lost in the park/woods for like 5hrs haha never did one since then.

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM (1 year ago)

      LOL…sorry to laugh I have been lost in the woods a few times. I think I might get of a rush from it because I keep going back.

  75. Patricia
    June 18, 2014 at 6:58 PM (1 year ago)

    Glad your outfits held up for you. Chaffing can be extremely umcomfortable especially if you are out in the sun. Looks like you had a nice hike.

  76. Tess
    June 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM (1 year ago)

    That would be so creepy! I would have died if I saw that .lol

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:20 AM (1 year ago)

      I almost had a heart attack. I was so busy taking pictures that I didn’t look initially and placed my hand right above it. When I didn’t like the way the picture came out I was going to take another one when I looked down and freaked.

  77. Amanda mcMahon
    June 18, 2014 at 10:08 PM (1 year ago)

    Wow these look great. I haven’t been in Pennys for quite a while. Great reminder.

  78. Patranila
    June 18, 2014 at 10:13 PM (1 year ago)

    That chafing can be a real problem. Whoozah!

  79. Emily
    June 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM (1 year ago)

    I practically live in workout clothes. I wouldn’t have thought to look at JCPenney!

  80. Aleshea Dominique
    June 18, 2014 at 11:19 PM (1 year ago)

    Everytime I click on your page and scroll past the header I think Amen girl. You betta WERKS

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 19, 2014 at 12:19 AM (1 year ago)

      LOL….that cracks me up!

  81. samantha
    June 19, 2014 at 2:43 AM (1 year ago)

    looks like you had a amazing adventure and you looks so comfy and happy while doing it. I loved all your pictures

  82. Dawn
    June 19, 2014 at 6:22 AM (1 year ago)

    My daughter loves clothing like that. Yes, I know it’s intended for working out but she says it’s really comfy.

  83. Lexie Lane
    June 20, 2014 at 12:41 AM (1 year ago)

    Love all the comfy clothes! These are a lot of great pics of you! Looks like you definitely had tons of fun!

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 20, 2014 at 1:31 AM (1 year ago)

      YeahI had a great time and the clothes were comfortable and let me focus on the hike!

  84. Adin B
    June 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM (1 year ago)

    You are looking awesome in those clothes from JcPenney. It has been awhile since we shopped there and I am actually going to shop for some more active clothes or workout clothes. We do love to hike as a family and we enjoy being out and enjoying mother nature. Great workout for sure. :)

  85. Payal Bansal (@TrendsnHealth)
    June 20, 2014 at 2:38 PM (1 year ago)

    There is nothing more comfortable that active wear while going on hikes and all

  86. Annisa
    June 23, 2014 at 9:49 PM (1 year ago)

    I just saw this, too funny. I wish you were close so we could workout together. Why is it so hard to find a female friend to workout with. I swear when I ask a friend to walk/run they act like I just called them a bad name and give me the gas face like they smelt something. I swear I want to yell fix your face and come on and lets try to sweat out that new perm and loosen up your weave. Anyway my goal is 20lbs and between work, going back to school for 2nd degree, God telling me that I don’t need kids by dropping my 15 year old niece in my world thanks to my half brother and his baby mama. Girl yes I am throwing shade ….. and trying not to stress over getting a divorce my walk/ run saves my life some days. Especially when my ipod gets to Little Jon… Turn down for what!!!!! I like you think I am superwoman and say I can go another mile forgetting my butt is going to have turn around soon to go home. LOLOL. Anyway miss lady keep up with the post I really enjoy them and watch were you putting your hands. :)

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 23, 2014 at 9:59 PM (1 year ago)

      LOL girl I don’t know how many time my butt will be out walking all pumped up in the moment and then it hits me I have to walk my happy butt all the way back. I need more female friends that workout, I feel your pain. Working out also helped me through my divorce shoot I was working so hard I ended up dating my personal trainer but don’t get me started on that.

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