Since Jules moved back to Seattle, she’s been regaling me with tales of yoga classes, jogs around the lake, and Pilates/barre/cardio what-have-you. It’s pretty impressive. I tell myself I’m too busy for such frivolous things as fitness, but really I’m just not a big fan of exercise. What’s to like? It’s sweaty and gross and your iPhone inevitably dies three tracks into your killer workout playlist. Why run in circles around the park when you could lie on a cozy beach blanket, luxuriating in the sunshine with a good book and a cup of fro-yo? (Or perhaps with a couple of trashy magazines and some white cheddar Cheez-Its? No judgment here.)
Sure, I hear endorphins are great (though I remain skeptical). And it wouldn’t be the worst thing to look hot in a swimsuit when summer rolls around. With that in mind, every so often I decide to get my act together. But I couldn’t possibly motivate myself to do so without some cute new workout gear. As Lorelai Gilmore says, “I’ll do just about anything if it means I can buy an outfit!”
Whether you’re tackling a Zumba class or a job interview, the right outfit can definitely empower you. While searching for my own fitness inspiration, I was drawn to these bright, energizing colors and flowy, comfortable fabrics. (#13 pretty much sums up my feelings about exercise!)
Do you have a favorite workout? How about a favorite workout outfit?