I have always loved working out. And yet, working out at the gym and getting to the gym are two different things. I can come up with a hundred excuses why I can't go to the gym. Ninety-nine of those excuses are lame, except for one. I hated my work out clothes. Here is what my work out wardrobe looked like:
The basketball shorts were comfortable except the shorts kept riding up in the front especially when I would be on the treadmill walking or running. I often had to stop because it felt uncomfortable and not to mention looks funny. And they made my butt look bigger!
The tank top was comfortable and felt cool, but I hated exposing my upper arms. The only time I felt self-conscious about my arms was when I was working out in the weight room and there are mirrors every where. All I could see were my upper arms which I didn't like looking at, but the mirrors are right there!
The velour pants were comfortable and flattering, but they're not meant to work out in! The pants become it's own heat furnace. It's too hot to work out in them and not practical. Velour pants tend be very long in the bottom so it's easy to trip over them, especially when your jogging uphill on the treadmill!
My husband finally got tired of me complaining about my work out clothes and suggested that I should go out and buy new ones. I hate spending money on clothes that I'm going to sweat in, but he insisted that it would probably improve my attitude towards going to the gym. So, where do you shop if you don't want to spend too much money? Walmart!
I bought 2 pairs of black Danskin tights for only $7 each! They met all my requirements for a perfect workout outfit: It was comfortable, it's black & interchangeable. I didn't have to constantly adjust it. It felt slimming and held EVERYTHING in and I also looked great in it!
I bought 3 pairs of t-shirts that were roomy, covered my upper arms, felt comfortable, and looked great with the black tights. I bought a grey, white, & black t-shirts, all the same design. And they were only $3 each! I would have bought more, but I didn't like the other colors.
A whole new work out wardrobe for less than $28! I know you probably shouldn't care about what you wear at the gym and I know I may sound vain. I mean when you come right down to it, who cares how you look at the gym? Unfortunately, I do! I have found that a simple thing like feeling good in what I wear to the gym has made a world of difference and I have gone to the gym almost every day this week. I actually look forward going to the gym because now I like how I look in my work out duds and that's a good thing.
Bottom line....whatever works to motivate yourself to work out and be healthy.
Food for Thought: "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."
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