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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Girls, girls, girls, don't fight; you're both pretty."

I just decided that I hate all of my clothes.  I have finally reached the point in my life where my goal is not to go permanently unnoticed but to wear things that are fun and pretty.  I guess everyone gets their at their own place.  The place where we are comfortable in our own skin and with our own decisions.  I can look back and see bits and pieces of my life where I was ok with my choices but mostly I worked at not being noticed, even by myself, which is insane beyond all reckoning.  I'm over it now that I'm old.  It's a shame that the wisdom has to come with the age and the grey hairs.

But the point of this post is not to be enlightening and body image positive, oh no, the point is completely vain and commercialistic because I really WANT to go SHOPPING and I can't.  I've been making an effort to pull things out of my closet that A.  I should be wearing and just forgot about and B. Things that I should not be wearing and give away or use for exercise/yard work.  I have a lot of things that just get pushed to the back while the work horses of my wardrobe get worn out, washed out, and stained out.

My workout clothes therefor are a big mix of things that are just not good enough to wear out of the house, mostly t-shirts and fleeces, and stretched work out pants.  I've been here before where all of my workout clothes are too big and completely uninspiring.  I hate this because it should not matter what you wear when you are sweating, unless the clothes physically prevent you from kicking ass.  I confess to my vanity here because old t-shirts do not make me feel like an athlete.  The running should make me feel like an athlete and the pilates should make me feel fit and strong, not the clothes.  I am weak or something because I feel awesome when I wear my fitbloggin' shirt on the pilates mat with my one pair of fitting yoga pants.

Do your clothes make you feel awesome?


Katy said...

I think everyone should have at least one workout outfit that makes them feel fit and like a total badass! It helps!

Nicky @ Eat, Run, Read said...

I agree with Katy--I have all kinds of workout clothes and for me, once I deemed myself "officially" a runner, I let myself buy one cool running outfit. Somehow it made me feel more like a "real" athlete... I dunno, I know what you mean when you say it's silly for the clothes to dictate how you feel, but I totally agree that it helps.

Amy said...

It does help, why is that? Like how superman is only superman in tights. It's a mystery!

MayQueen said...

I hate the way I look in yoga pants and most other workout-wear. Therefore, besides shorts, which I also hate (no one needs to see my thighs jiggle), my only workout option are the sweatpants I bought sophomore year when we took self-defense. This is (partially) what keeps me from joining the gym across the street where I work even though I can get a great discount there.

Amy said...

i remember those, they had pajama qualities. I wear some sweat pant type capri pajamas on our walks and for pilates and i don't hate them, i got them at target. They aren't strictly work out clothes but except for getting cut by shrubs on my calves they work pretty well.

KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

No my workout clothes are ratty. I'm your newest follower. :-)


Kirsten said...

Hola Chica! How's that rug drying? (well THAT sounded wrong....) ;) I tend to invest more in my workout clothes than the rest of my wardrobe. It makes me want to wear them more. :)