Race For The Cure 10k
I recently joined a LA Fitness near my house. So far I am not loving it, but that is a story for another day. One thing I always notice when I’m in these big health clubs, is how some women seem to make quite an effort to be stylish and cute for their workouts. A lot of women I see have really cute workout wardrobes, which is great for them, but I’d personally rather spend my money other places. I think I own maybe three workout tank tops I got from Target and everything else I wear are old t-shirts.
I know that there are actually quite a few brands out there who put the fashion in fitness, such as Lululemon, Champion, Nike, etc. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, but as I mentioned before, you’ll see me picking up a new lip gloss before I pick up a new fitness gear. And yes, I know that a lot of these brands offer products that are beneficial to athletes with things like sweat/moisture wicking fabric, etc.
However, it goes beyond the clothes, I see a lot of women at the gym with their hair down (WHAT?) which just blows my mind. How is it possible to get a good workout with your long hair down and flowing across your shoulders and back. Ew, ew, ew. I can’t even imagine doing that.
Then there is makeup, I was in the locker room and saw a girl around my age trying to get off her heavy eye makeup with water and a paper towel. She made a comment to me that she was embarrassed to workout with all that makeup on from work. I sympathized with her as we agreed she wasn’t going to get to far with the scratchy paper towel and water, and she went on to workout with a half-there smokey eye. I applaud her effort.
Running outside in Florida is hard, okay?
Speaking for myself, I don’t put too much time and thought into my what I wear to the gym or when I workout. In fact, it’s safe to say if you ever see me at the gym I will look like quite the hot mess and be stinky and sweaty. In my opinion, being fashionable for the gym isn’t important and it seems a little silly. I can see not wanting to look like a hot mess, but I see people who really make an effort to look just as cute at the gym as they would if you ran into them at a restaurant.
Miranda Kerr for Reebok
I wonder if some women (clearly not me if you’re viewing these photos) feel a pressure to always be girly and cute and ready to meet Mr. Right at any moment. Or maybe it’s that darn media that gets us every time. I was looking around online at women’s fitness apparel and I came across a Reebok campaign featuring Miranda Kerr (Orlando Bloom’s wifey).
To be honest, this ad kind of annoys me. We have this gorgeous super model, with her hair style to perfection, and her makeup done as if she had a red carpet event posing in fitness gear. It just seems weird to me, was a more natural look too much to ask for Reebok?
I hope you all don’t feel the pressure to look like Miranda when you hit the gym. Let’s not forget, the main reason for going to the gym and working out is our health, not our vanity.
Do you consider yourself to be fashionable fit? What reasons do you have for wanting to be your best in terms of fashion and beauty when you work out? Educate me!