Workin' on that workout wardrobe

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit is getting harder to keep, treat yourself to a few new workout clothes that'll make you want to hit the gym.

The right underclothes. If you haven’t already upgraded your sports bra from the one you wore in high school, now’s the time! Nowadays sports bras are commonly made with thin foam lining in the cups, which helps keep the girls in check and not looking too perky during the cold months (if you know what we mean). Make sure to remove the pads before laundering, and because of the Lycra and/or spandex construction, it’s best to hand wash in cold water and air dry.  

A good pair of leggings. Don’t let hairy legs prevent you from getting on the treadmill! Since it’s winter, leggings are your best option on days when shaving doesn’t top your to-do list. So many options are on the market today—those with sheer panels or lace-up sides are popular and allow you to look stylish without exposing too much skin.

A cute top you’re comfortable wearing. Whether it’s a tank or a tee, choose a top (or three) that looks good with your leggings and keeps you as covered as you like. If you’re self-conscious about how much you sweat, choose very dark tops (black or navy) so sweat marks aren’t as obvious.

A pullover for leaving the gym without looking like a sweaty mess. Our favorites are those with thumb holes that'll keep you just a tad warmer in transit from home to gym and back again. A hood is a good idea too, especially when your hair is on the wild side or when you want to keep your ears warm while walking to the car. 

And if your joints are giving you grief, consider how long you’ve been wearing your workout shoes. According to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (that means they’re foot experts!), four signs signal your shoes are past their prime:

  1. After 300-500 miles of running or walking, 45-60 hours of basketball, dance, or tennis.
  2. When the outer sole has worn away enough that you can see the inner sole.
  3. When shoes show signs of unevenness when placed on flat surface.
  4. When shoes display noticeable creasing.

In general, AAPSD recommends replacing athletic shoes that are a year old, whether they seem worn out or not.

Now no more excuses! Exercising can be fun if you dress the part, and it always feels good when it's over. 

Our thumbhold hoodie can be yours for 20 percent off now through Wednesday night! Use code WORKOUT20 at checkout to receive your discount.

Photo by Andrew Tanglao on Unsplash

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