I have the luxury of wearing workout clothes all day, every day, except for special occasions. This means I am always ready to hit the gym. Also, it means that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what would be best to wear while sweating. I’m going to talk about it anyway, because not everyone gets to go to work in play clothes.
On some level, it doesn’t really matter what we wear to work out. If we can move and we can avoid revealing parts we would rather not show, all good. However, a few tweaks can make a big difference.
We have to wear shoes that work for us. Some of us have bodies that prefer barefoot-type shoes. Some of us need more support. We need to figure out which kind of body we have and plan accordingly because foot problems (ask me how I know!) travel up the body and impede our ability to work out at all.
In general, I am not a fan of specialized things. That said, the specialized fabrics that workout clothes now come in are awesome. I’m not just talking about the magic stretching power of Lycra. I mean the shirts and pants that breathe and don’t turn into cottony water weights that chafe and drag on us. It doesn’t need to cost a lot to get workout clothes that suit the purpose better than the old t-shirt from the bottom of the drawer.
And it is not bad to have workout clothes that make us feel good. If we can look in the mirror and see ourselves in something becoming while we are becoming stronger and more powerful, so much the better! It’s all part of taking care of ourselves.