The reason for workout clothes

Saturday, January 19, 2008

So today I got up and had no desire to go to the gym. I have to walk .75 miles each way and I just did not want to do it. Don't make me, don't make me, don't make me.

I reluctantly got out of bed and did a little of this, a little of that. Finding Facebook bumper stickers becomes the most important thing in life when there's something else that I really need to get done. I had zero motivation...except to find those stickers.

But then, I put on my new workout clothes, and something clicked. Yeah, they're clothes I've had for about three weeks, but I always forget how awesome they are until I put them on again. Magically, I felt energized. I had on Nike pants that are stretchy and warm and a Nike breathable shirt and zip up. I was ready.

Or so I thought, until I put on my socks. I have these Addidas odor resistant socks that wick moisture and are just an absolute joy to wear. Post-workout, I don't feel like I'm peeling my socks off like I do when wearing regular athletic socks. They are glorious. I ran around the Esplanade. It was excellent.

So, my message today is, if you've been working out for a while in old (and maybe baggy?) t-shirts and yoga pants, it's time to spoil yourself. I know, I know...you don't want to buy new workout clothes that you'll just ingrow (the opposite of outgrow, naturally). Well, then go find yourself a sale. Find a Target, Kohl's, or Marshalls, and buy yourself some nice, new, motivating workout clothes.

Or at least invest in the socks.
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    That's motivation enough. And people say that money can't buy happiness. Okay, that's probably true, but it surely buy MOTIVATION. (And motivation leads to healthy habits and healthy habits lead to happiness... so there.)
    3773 days ago
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