The New First Outfit
Friday, April 16, 2010
The very first thing I did after a joined a gym was go to the mall. I had no workout clothes & I needed something to wear for my gym orientation. I was feeling highly motivated that day so needless to say I walked away with the works - workout pants, shirt, shoes with cute laces, sports socks, sports bra, ipod holder, chic water bottle...you get the picture!
The funny thing was that as much as I hated the body I was putting that outfit on I loved putting on my new workout outfit. I don't know if it was the cuteness of the outfit or the satisfaction of what I was doing for myself, but it kept me motivated.
In our careers we never doubt the power of dressing for success. The power suit is the perfect way to approach a big meeting. Hot new pumps make you tower over challenges and the envy (at least in your head) of that coworker you don't really like anyway. That's not to say that clothes are what make you a confident & successful worker. It just serves as a jump start to remind you of everything that you have to be confident for!
Dress for the job you want is what the experts recommend. Why not apply that same philosophy to your workout regime? I'm not saying to go out and buy a workout outfit that's 4 sizes too small. I just believe that if you dress like your are confident in yourself & ready to roll..when you hit the gym you will be.
Ever since that first experience every time I've dropped a size, I've gone out & bought a new "first" outfit. I'm on luck number 5 now. Not only do I get to enjoy my body when I put it on - but I re-discover the kind of confidence that comes with a whole new "power" suit.