Working out is a nice enough concept; it gives you more energy, it boosts your endorphin level, and burns fat to make you look great. In theory everyone should love exercising, but strangely enough this is not the thought that runs through most people’s minds when they are doing pistol squats or attempting to get into “crow” pose. The truth about exercising is that it is not pleasant, and according to most CrossFit trainers, it isn’t supposed to be. When it comes down to it, exercise is masochism and most of the time it’s in public. There is nothing like having people say that they saw you while you were gross and sweaty on a run or bumping into a particularly attractive man at the gym when your face is beat red. For the most part, we need a little extra motivation to “just do it.”
Sometimes it is something as simple as cute patterned running pants that can do the trick. While many women work out to look good in pants, it is good to have a pair that looks good right when you put them on. This is especially important with workout wear, because you are not going to run in it if you don’t want to wear it.
Dressing for the gym lets you get away with things you otherwise wouldn’t. There is something satisfying about shamelessly wearing neon and spandex. Mixing these two in your everyday wardrobe is a quick way to looking like a victim of American Apparel, but they are very appropriate for doing burpees and kettle bell swings.
Another work out essential is the sweatshirt and/or zip-up, not something bulky and oversized, but something that you can grab a post-workout smoothie in. The crop top and dri-fit varieties always make you look like you pushed yourself extra-hard that day.
Head-to-toe workout outfits are sometimes the best reason you can think of to work out – that’s fine. It is ok if shopping at the Nike store is your work out that day. Working out can be difficult and unpleasant, but it is made a bit less so when you can wear something fun while doing it.