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Maybe I'm a Girly-Girl after all?!

Friday, September 23, 2011

I thought I was past wanting to look good when I work out...WAY back in the 80's when I was working out at a "health club" we ladies fixed our "big" hair and wore cute headbands and spandex, lycra...whatever the fabric of the day was (it was uncomfortable!!) with our leg-warmers...we looked pretty silly...(you can watch an old Jane Fonda workout video for visuals!) but thought we were looking good...anyway, the past 14 years or so I've been working out at home, with DVD's or in my neighborhood with a walk or jog...and I admit I've been spotted wearing some pretty unattractive, baggy combinations...but I figured it just didn't matter, as long as I could more freely, who cares? Right?

Well, I read someone's blog about exercise wear..newer fabrics etc...(I think Coach Nicole, but don't hold me to it?!) and how she liked to have new work out clothes because it motivated her...and thought "eh, not me". But while cleaning out my storage area I found some old exercise tops, ones I wore before gaining weight...they looked pretty small, but I tried them on and they fit! But the best part is that when I put on my more fitted tops and pants to work out...I work out HARDER!!! Really. I am shocked at the difference it makes! I guess that it makes sense, if I'm wearing PJ bottoms..just MAYBE I might not be giving it my all?!!

I've bought a few more "cute" tops and pants to work out in, and I'm moving a little brisker as I exercise in my cute girly workout clothes... I refuse to do make-up and hair to work out though!!! Maybe a new workout outfit will work for some of you?

Thanks for getting this far in my blog! Have a fit and fabulous weekend, friends!

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  • no profile photo CD9786087
    I've been thinking about getting some new cuter work out clothes. You have convinced me- I need to do it!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3312 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9898685
    Awesome girl!! Way to go!! Woo Hoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3314 days ago
  • BEFIT020
    emoticon I enjoyed your Blog!

    And it's true about 'cuter' workout clothes!
    3314 days ago
  • DANA564
    Mmmm...I think I may try that. My workout clothes are pretty generic. Wicking, solid colors, nothting fancy. Maybe I'll try some cute little print....it's worth a try!
    3314 days ago
    Dunno about the girly-girl part but I love the part about finding old clothes that now fit! That's a great motivator!
    3314 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6687446
    I don't think of myself as a girlie-girl, either. But I think I can do the tighter work-out clothes without any problem. I have some smaller sizes lying aroung here somewhere... emoticon
    3314 days ago
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