It’s Workout Wednesday! Let’s talk about workout attire.
I remember exactly when it happened. I was taking yoga in New York’s Fashion District. Imagine immaculately dressed fashion models and designers in yoga class. Cute hair. Cute clothes. Cute pedicures.
I was there, too. Dressed in my usual cropped running tights and t-shirt. Hair in a ponytail. Toes I painted myself.
Nothing wrong with that, but I loved all the outfits I saw around me. It was a place for color and crazy designs among the all-black Manhattan uniform. Over the next three years, I watched for sales at Athleta. I shopped the annual Under Armour sample sale. My outfits for bootcamp, yoga, a riverside run or soccer games became more and more adorable.
Now that I work from home, I have repurposed yoga clothes as comfy work clothes. They’re cute, colorful and perfect if I get stuck and want to go for a quick run, practice my cartwheels in the living room or hit a midday yoga class. I also like to try cute twisted hairstyles instead of a basic pony. Hey, whatever it takes to get motivated to move, right?
I also live in a neighborhood near Seattle’s outdoor gym AKA Green Lake. Yoga, barre and CrossFit studios are plentiful here. As are running shoe, exercise gear and natural food stores. It’s perfectly normal and acceptable to wear running tights as pants here.
My coffee or lunch runs happen as often in space-dyed blue yoga pants or down-filled “toasty buns” shorts over leggings as in my skinny jeans and high-heeled lace-up boots. I love them all equally. And I still do my own pedis.
I’m a journalist, content strategist, doting auntie, amateur bobsledder, fitness enthusiast, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.