Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Livin' Lean Topic Tuesday: Become a Fitness Fashionista

It recently occurred to me that my fitness wardrobe is in SERIOUS need of an upgrade. The last piece of work-out attire I purchased was over 6 years ago! I am actually too embarrassed to disclose the age of my oldest sports bra. Let's just say that my best friend told me to throw it out a year ago...and I STILL have it. Trust me, it is bad, folks. Bad.

Fila Strappy Back Tank seen in People StyleWatch.

I suppose the reason this never really bothered me is because I am the only one that has to look at these terrible workout clothes... for the most part. Since ending my gym membership three years ago and creating our home gym, how I look while working out hasn't mattered all that much. I could run in my underwear and nobody would ever know. As nice as the privacy has been, I seem to have forgotten the benefits to lookin' good while working out. Allow me to explain.

Consider the way a new outfit makes you feel when going out to meet friends. Or think about how a nice suit makes you feel as you walk into that job interview. Even when no one else can see, tell me how a new hot set of bra and panties makes you feel. What do all these clothes give you? Confidence! And how does confidence make you feel? Great! Happy! And when we feel great and happy, we are more likely to do a better job at whatever we are doing. In this sense, we are talking about getting the best out of our workout.

Sports Bra by Old Navy.

As silly as it may sound, I believe there is a lot of truth to this. And for that reason, I am officially on a mission to become a fitness fashionista. Goodbye high school JV show t-shirt from 1998! So long sports bra from ???? (ha, ha...still not telling)! It's time to show my workout clothes that they matter too. I don't have the funds to make it happen overnight, but little by little, one cute workout top at a time (like the Fila top or Old Navy sports bra seen in pics), I will get there.

If this sounds like you, then come along and join me in finding your inner fitness fashionista! Do this for YOU! I am.


  1. It's also important to replace sports bras and workout clothes because they lose their support! My favorite (and currently on clearance!!!) line is Gap Body! So comfortable, supportive, and flattering. All things I want when looking for workout gear. :)

  2. Lindsay - The best places to get sports bras, Target great prices and well designed. And I get most of my running/workout stuff at Leesburg outlets. I go to the UnderArmour, Nike, and Adidas stores and get stuff for 40-60% off retail. Running/workout shorts for $14, ok! Pants for $20-$30, sold! Shirts for $9.00-$14.00, yes! A lot of the stuff is a steal, I just have to restrain myself.
    - Kaity

  3. Wow, I thought I was doing good when I drug out the old sweats and a t-shirt and went for a walk. I so am going to have to go have a little fun!

  4. Thanks for the leads, Kaity & Stephanie! I will be checking those places out for sure! Kaity, I completely get what you are talking about with the outlets. The Leesburg Outlets are 1 minute from my school; making them very hard to resist.
    Patty Ann...happy shopping!!

  5. Just bought some cute new workout and tennis clothes! I am in!



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