A while back I tweeted asking if anyone was at all interested in what I wore to workout and such. I actually got some pretty good feedback (what?! shocking, I know) and so here I am to present you with my little opinion about fitness clothes and all that fun stuff.
Leggings- Old Navy
Shoes- Nike Pegasus30+
The hardest part about working out is definitely finding the time. One of the easiest ways that I've found is to just dress for the day and that way when people wonder why you're not dressed normally, you can just say "oh I'm going to work out later". Then you HAVE to do it.
When I opt for this method of self-trickery, the easiest thing to do is start with leggings. Usually I would prefer the cropped length, but it's too darn cold to be pulling stunts like that. Next, a tank top. I'm slightly odd in that I HATE short sleeved workout shirts. I'm not sure what it is, but I'll wear a tank top or long sleeved shirt every day of the week before I go for short sleeves for working out. After that, A loose-knit long line sweater to keep everything casually covered, and you're good to go! Lace up those sneakers and the excuses are no more.
I am a firm believer that if you feel good, you'll look good. Fitness clothes are no exception. No one wants to sweat it out in a dingy old t-shirt from high school and some cotton leggings! Not only is it going to inhibit your ability to work harder (at least thats what I tell myself when I buy new workout gear) but it doesn't motivate you! Below are some of the items on my wish list.
Adidas Cropped Leggings Nike Sweatpants Nike Long Sleeve FILA Shorts Patagonia Tank Adidas Bra Nike Bra
(All of these are higher end items, but if you're going to splurge on just a couple items, I would definitely say to splurge on the sports bras. Nothing kills a good workout more than feeling uncomfortable in a bra, and decent quality affordable tops and bottoms are way easier to find.)
I'd like to wrap all of this up by saying that I know I'm not in the best shape, and obviously I have some work to do. But regardless of if you're a regular marathon runner or just started walking around the track- GOOD. FOR. YOU. You're a healthier person no matter what you're doing, and it's absolutely worth it in the long run. Plus, it's an excuse to buy a whole new genre of clothes ;)