I’m not one to stick to workout routines; it’s probably one of my biggest weaknesses. Even my Workout Motivation board on Pinterest is a pathetic, desolate collection of just five resources for working out (the others include images like the one above, as well as a “shopping is my cardio” quote from Carrie Bradshaw). Of course, my go-to excuse has long been “I don’t have workout clothes.” And as someone who is wholly disinterested in sports and severely lacking in the athleticism department (I was always the last one picked for team sports in grade school), I don’t think it comes as a surprise that workout clothes are my least favorite clothes to purchase. I don’t even own a pair of sneakers and the only ones on my wish list are a pair of velvet high tops from The Man Repeller’s collaboration with Superga, which are utterly impractical for any sort of workout.
But since yesterday, I no longer have an excuse not to workout. I stumbled across Fabletics during LuckyFABB last month and received a gift card for a workout outfit. And because any time I receive a gift card I can’t resist the urge to use it, I am now sporting black yoga pants paired with a fitted mauve top conducive to intense stretching. For the first time – and this is not an exaggeration – I am in love with my workout clothes. They’re comfortable, fitted, stylish, and, more importantly, I don’t feel out of place wearing them. Another plus is that the clothes motivate me to do some yoga poses (we’ll see how long that lasts!). Truth be told, yoga has always been my preferred workout. For one thing, it’s the least competitive, which means no one loses; it’s also great for strengthening joints, especially the back if you spend a lot of time hunched over your computer (like every millennial ever); and I always look forward to the burst of energy I feel after an intense workout.
Note: It’s been over a year since I attended a Bikram yoga class, so my yoga skills aren’t up to par; I don’t even know if I’m posing correctly. I do, however, have a Pinterest board dedicated to yoga, which I plan to utilize over the next few weeks (I’m serious this time). I also prefer to workout in the evening instead of the morning. Want to join me? Grab a fun mat, follow my yoga board, and check out Fabletics if you’re searching for an outfit that doesn’t compromise on chic.
Update: a trusted yoga teacher and friend reassures me that my yoga pose is “off.” Next time I’ll refer to a yoga video on YouTube.