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PATRICIAANN46
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A good-fitting sports bra, a tank top, and knit shorts are still my favorites for comfort.



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I LOST 2LBS IN A WEEK JUST FROM WORKING OUT 3X THAT WEEK AT A GYM AN I ALSO LOST A FEW INCHES OFF MY WAIST emoticon
I ALSO WEAR JOGGING PANTS AN A T-SHIRT IT MAKES ME SWEAT MORE!!

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Fortunately I live in a small subdivision where I don't need to worry about people judging how I dress to work out. Since I am just walking, I often just wear shorts that I wear everyday and a comfortable t-shirt. I feel like, if I am excersing I can wear what makes me comfortable, on my body and my feet!!!
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Anything dri-fit.

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This may sound odd, but I am more motivated to workout when I feel confident. I love the lucy brand of fitness wear for pants and usually like to pair that with any cotton or dri-fit shirt or tank. Also nike/adidas running shorts are so comfortable. When you feel confident, (and don't have to worry about adjusting anything mid workout) I find that it puts a pep in your step. I like to reward myself every once in a while with a new workout item which further motivates me.



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I love to wear my spandex pants and shorts. They are really comfy for me

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I wear what feels comfy....old t shirts & sweat pants



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I really like Old Navy's line of workout clothes. It sounds weird but they have all fit great!!



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5/18/12 11:23 P

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I'm a cotton workout girl.

I have a ton of Nike/Adidas and other name brand sports bra style tanks that I used to wear but can't bear the thought of putting on anymore.

I've come to learn that I'm most comfortable in a supportive sports bra, cotton/spandex capris and whatever tank top I wore under my work clothes that day. I alternate between cotton tanks from Target and the standard camis from Express.

Definitely invest in good shoes. If you can swing it, go to a running supply store (we have Fleet Feet here in Buffalo) and have them properly fit you. It makes a world of difference.

I find that the workout clothes don't matter as much as actually making the effort to put them on and actually work out. You can have the cutest workout clothes in the world, but if you aren't putting them to good use they're useless.

Best of luck on your workout journey!



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I am fortunate to have an Outlet Mall near my home and can purchase Nike close-outs at real reasonable prices. I also get exercise clothes at Lucy stores and love love love the close-out rack where I pick up last season's styles for deep discounted prices.

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Buy something comfrotable that you can move in...I found many plus size exercise clothing are the new athletic fit, body hugging and snug. Not very comfortable to move freely in. I bought knit shorts and a tee top for now, but I'm looking forward to buying one of those really cute athletic sets when I lose enough weight .

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I really like Old Navy's line of exercise clothing - I wear their stretch yoga pants everywhere, including to yoga, to workout, and to run. Super comfy and flared at the bottom to better compliment my pear shape :-) I just picked up a sports bra there too and love it - need to get another one!

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I know, it's all about the workout, not the fashion, and that's ok.

But I live in a very fashion-conscious city where looking good physically and clothing-wise is somewhat important. It's not important to me but I still feel the pressure to look ok, which is good motivation for exercise.

Anyway, wearing matching outfits or outfits that fit well give me confidence and make me more likely to get moving. If I dress the part of an athlete I feel more like one. (Dress for success, right?) I especially like bright colors that cheer up my mind when I'm feeling like lying on the couch instead.

I've found inexpensive stretch pants or jogging pants and tank tops for $3-5 at discount stores. As long as I have a supportive bra (some Champion from Target) I'm all good.



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I do TaeBo daily, and I found that my 'knock around' clothes were becoming prohibitave during my workout. So I went to TJ Maxx today and got a couple of pairs of 'workout pants' like the women wear in the TaeBo DVD's, and some tank tops. I find it's easier to kick and punch when I don't have baggy clothes restricting me. I don't have the body for shorts quite yet...

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Title Nine, Nike and Athleta for many different active sports. I like Title Nine for the sports bra selection alone. They have something for everybody.

Title Nine is the priciest I believe, but Nike can be found at many sporting goods stores at reasonable prices. Nike (and many others) have moisture -wicking fabrics, which are ideal when you are sweating up a storm.

I think you can cover many bases with good yoga style pants, some tank tops and hoodies. Layer as the weather dictates.

Two things I wouldn't skimp on: athletic shoes and sports bras



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Yoga pants and t-shirts are the most comfortable to me.



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I get non cotton socks & Danskin Now brand shoes at Wal-Mart. They work great for me!

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Definitely spend the money on good shoes. You only set yourself up for injury and misery of you don't invest in shoes. Go to an actual running store if you have one in your town, talk to someone there about what type of shoes will be best for you and, if you plan on running, NEVER use the factory insoles. Always invest in a good pair of inserts like Superfeet.

Buy sports socks. You can buy the Danskin Now brand cheaply at Walmart. Cotton socks are terrible with sweat, so you want sports socks.

For pants and tops, I've used the Danskin Now stuff a lot, but you want to make sure you get the right sort of product for the right activity. If you are going to be running, chafing is a big issue, so don't get shirts with seams that your under arms might rub against or pants with seams where your thighs might rub.

Bras are more of a challenge. You really are going to have to invest some money for some trial and error there. You want something that's going to give adequate support for whatever activity you are doing. That means if you are running and have large breasts, you are going to need a heavy duty bra or you might even want to double up and wear two bras at once. Also, if you are going to be wearing just a bra, with no shirt over it, then you have to concern yourself with seams and chafing the same way you would when choosing a shirt.

My current thing is wearing a cheap, cotton Fruit of the Loom bra (sold in 3-packs at Walmart) with a more expensive seamless Danskin Now bra over top of it. However, I just bought my first really expensive Moving Comfort bra online and it was delivered yesterday. I'm going to try it out for the first time tonight. If I love it, I'll bite the bullet and invest in more of them.

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You must splurge on a good sports bra and running shoes. I found New Balance seems to be the pick of all the runners I know. I think that the Walmart Danskins are suitable and cheap.

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Look on Craigslist. I find lots of good clothes that others are tired of. NIKE is always a good brand.



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I like both Danskin (Walmart) and Champion (Target). Inexpensive and both have variety. The Champion line is a little more diverse. I like the cotton comfy clothes as well as the yoga pants and lighter weight tops. I feel more comfortable in spandex now that I've lost a lot of weight, and I've shaped up nicely. Good luck.

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I agree with you Griz1girl. I wear whatever I can find at this point. I only bought cute clothes the last time I reached my goal weight. The only things I would spend money on are good bras, socks, and shoes.



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Firm sports bra, nice socks, and shorts that are snug enough to prevent skin rubbing/chafing between the thighs. I knew about the first thing, but had to experiment into the second two.

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Figleaves, Bravissimo, Title 9, eBay-- all places that I've found decent sports bras.

Lots of good suggestions here already. I'll second the one about having decent socks-- this makes a huge difference, especially if you are running. Non-cotton is best.

I have to say that the more time I spend exercising, the less I think about the way that others see me. After all, they're out there sweating, too-- maybe they're worried about what I'm thinking of *them*-- and honestly, they are just a blip on my radar. When I'm sweating and working hard, I don't have time to care about that!

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I wear a VSX sports bra (About $40 at Victorias Secret)
Then I wear express shelf bra tank tops to keep everything niiiiice and tight. ($24 at Express)
Then I wear a loose tank top over top (Also from Express)
And then I wear compression capri's from Old Navy ($20-$30)

I have tons of colors of all the tank tops, so I mix and match. I think it looks cute!



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I love yoga clothes.

I get the good coverage bra top and the carpi. Don't want to be to warm or restricted.. You can wear any type of weather. I usually throw on a tank top to cover my middle. It breathable.



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I strongly agree with all the ladies that said a good sports bra is a necessary investment. I wear Moving Comfort bras for running, but they have too thick a strap for yoga--it limits my freedom of movement. Once you know your size & model, I recommend watching for sales on Amazon.
I just got a great sports bra from Lululemon--they call it the "tata tamer," pardon the expression. It has adjustable straps & is sized like a regular bra, by band and cup size. Not cheap ($58), but I do Ashtanga yoga every day & I like support.
If you need less support, Lululemon has other models that are lightly structured. Me, I want the Brooklyn Bridge.
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The Gap, Lululemon, Victoria Secret. You can get a lot of great stuff at Sport Authority, REI and Dicks Sporting Goods.



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Danskin Now (Walmart). Inexpensive. Comfortable. emoticon the yoga pants.


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Nike is always my fav! High quality products I like and enjoy for various activities. Lululemon is also nice, but expensive. Target Champion work out clothes are nice too if you're on a budget. I try to catch sales at Sports Authority for Nike stuff.

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I recently discovered that high-quality socks make all the difference - I had no idea my feet hurt because my socks were cheap cotton ones, until I got the fancy wicking ones with arch support and padded heels and toes - bliss!! Absolutely worth the investment, though now I want to wear my workout clothes all the time, which can't be a bad thing, right?!



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I wish I cld afford lulu lemon or lucy, but I get champion or just use old tshirts etc

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Exercise is about just that--DAILY EXERCISE. It's not meant to be a fashion statement! Do it to feel healthy & fabulous--not to look good in cute clothes.

I wear old shorts & a free t-shirt I got from a health fair...total "nerd" clothes. And who cares?!? My treadmill in my basement doesn't care. My cat doesn't care. My kids laugh when mom works out in just the tee, no pants...they don't care!

I look fabulous--I feel fabulous--all thanks to my daily workouts. Fancy workout clothes are just a way for stores to soak women & make more money!

All you need is YOURSELF & some motivation.... 'nuff said. :)

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old navy yoga pants are the best thing ever!



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I agree with looking for something that looks good but isn't too pricey. After all, I am sweating in them and they wear out faster than other clothing. I've had good luck with the Champion products sold by Sam's Club. Just bought a pair of knee-length shorts last weekend that looks good with a t-shirt.



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I like to shop at TJMaxx and Ross for my workout clothes. Great stuff cheap!!



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I agree with not paying to much and still feeling comfortable enough to stretch in. I have a pair of pants I paid $10 for and an old Jeff Gordan sweatshirt I bought at Wal Mart couple years back and they work great. Wal Mart can be expensive but I like to work in sweats and during fall and winter you can find sweatpants and sweatshirts for less than $10 each even if your a 5X which is pretty good by for something that will last awhile and is new.



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runningwarehouse.com

they have great clearance prices and give a 15% discount on clearance items with the facebook code: fb15d

happy shopping!



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Champion makes good, inexpensive workout clothing. When I splurge, though, nothing beats Zella (sold at Nordstrom) and Lululemon. I spend more for yoga pants and running capris because the fabric is better so they don't do the awful bagging at the knees and bum that the cheaper brands do after a few wearings and washings. For a woman, a good sports bra is usually essential - if you want to order on-line (or happen to live in Portland OR) Title 9 is a good source for bras. I recently purchased an UnderArmour sleeveless workout top because it was on sale (which almost never occurs with UnderArmour) and I like it so much I am going to have to splurge on a couple more. It is perfect. The armholes are large enough to be comfortable but not so large they cause chafing, the top is long enough so it doesn't show belly when I am raising my arms during strength training, and the neckline is high enough that I don't have to worry about cleavage when bending over, and it is fitted but not tight.. You can wear most workout clothing for different activities. It is a good investment because, in my experience, it looks and feels awful to work out in sloppy sweaty cotton. People often think they look smaller in bigger clothes, but in my experience it is more flattering to wear more fitted clothes, plus it is way more comfortable to work out in. Obviously, what other people think of how I look at the gym isn't the point, but I just feel better working out in stuff that fits and that I think looks good. Happy exercising!

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Kohl's brand of shaping exercise pants are the best! I think that the name is Tek Gear. They make you feel so good about yourself... they lift and tighten all at once! Plus, they're really comfortable to wear. They usually cost around $19, so they won't break the bank either :-) I match it with their exercise tank, which also seems to slim as well. Feeling good about yourself while working out is really important IMHO :-)



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The only things that you need to spend money on are your bra and your footwear. I would recommend investing in several pairs of athletic wool socks (yes, even for the summer). You'll understand why, after you get them. They make all the difference in the world. Smartwool is the best and you can get them sometimes discounted on www.sierratradingpost.com.

I wear bike specific shorts if I'm road biking, but other than that, all my workout stuff comes from the Goodwill or Jr. League thrift store. I figure I'm going to wear it out or get too skinny for it, so no point in spending a lot on stuff!

Have fun!
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I agree, you need to feel good about your workout clothes. I also try to get moisture wicking fabrics and avoid 100% cotton because I sweat a lot and once it gets wet it stays wet. The hardest thing for me is that stores don't always carry the larger sizes so I often have to buy online or search for the size I need.



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Conquergravity - I so agree with you on how your clothes make you "feel" - you work out with more intensity and for longer periods of time when you feel you look good in your clothes -

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I'm all about comfort - and if its for cardio - I stick with the C9 stuff from target because it's less expensive - so when I want to toss them after awhile I don't feel guilty!



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5/16/12 12:11 P

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did you find the better sports bras online?



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Wear what you feel good in, PERIOD. If it comes from the juniors section,mens section, pajama section, wear it. Don't be too concerned with brand name, material, etc.. This is from personal experience.... I have owned high quality Nike clothing, and bargain t-shirts from the sale rack and Target... Some cottons are better when I run outside versus the Nike because of the way they cling(when running in colder weather), and the expensive Nike stuff was better during packed Kick-boxing classes because of they way it moved.

Then there's the "hey, I look gooood" clothing for Zumba.



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5/16/12 9:35 A

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A good sports bra (I always double up), good shoes, good socks that won't rub, comfortable shorts/sweats and a comfortable breathable top.

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5/16/12 9:31 A

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I have a big chest (44G) and like to run, so I need a really supportive sports bra. Years ago I bought an Enell and have been thrilled with the results. They aren't cheap ($50ish) but they're worth every penny and last for YEARS.



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5/16/12 1:30 A

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I'm chesty (like E chesty) and finding a good sports bra is not only essential, but really difficult. I found the "moving comfort" sports bras at Academy. They have an underwire so they keep you up, and they're made from a nice thick polyester (they're about $45 tho so I hand wash mine every other day). I find that even a great sportsbra alone doesn't always do the trick, but if I layer one of the cheapy cotton ones over it in a size smaller than I would normally wear, it helps to keep everything from getting out of control emoticonI get very little movement with this combo, and I jumprope and am doing Insanity! (which IS insane, lol).
MI-ELLKAYBEE- I forgot to mention that if you're looking for really (I mean really) cheap workout wear, you can go to Old Navy's clearance section and find pants and tops for $2-$3 apiece a lot of times, especially for unusual sizes like xs...if you're looking :)


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