There are several reasons why I love being a personal trainer:
#1- I am able to earn my living doing what I love
#2- I get to help others reach their goals and live healthy lifestyles
#3- I am active all day while working
#4- I get to work with great people everyday
While reasons #1-4 are all admirable, my 5th reason is admittedly superficial, so please don’t judge too harshly!
#5- I get to wear yoga pants, hoodies and sneakers everyday!
Yes, #5 makes me very happy! I am not, nor have I ever been, much of a girly girl or a fashionista. When I need to dress up, skirts and heels are always a last resort. I am most comfortable in my sweats, tees, tanks and running shoes. When I have a bad hair day, there are no worries; I pop on a baseball cap and I am good to go. Ten years ago I traded in a lifestyle that included dry-cleaning bills and the like for one that offered pure comfort. No regrets here.
I do however, need variety in my wardrobe as I like to change it up.
I have a very large collection / obsession with running shoes; different brands, colors and styles. And of course I need tank tops to coordinate with most of my shoes. With the influx of flashy, bright colours this past year, I have been able to pack quite the punch to my safe and primarily monotone wardrobe. I wear a long-sleeved tee topped off with a hoodie during the cooler months. As for my bottom half, I usually just wear black. On my more adventurous days, I wear grey.
While I am grateful for stores such as Lululemon (not so grateful for their price tags, however) for making it ok to wear yoga pants most days of the week, I do not love the fact that if I am in a room with 20 other casually-dressed women, at least half of them are sporting the same black pants as me. So, I have been spreading my wings a bit and trying out new brands and styles.
I have had a few good finds:
I purchased two pairs of pants similar to Lululemon’s Studio Pants at of all unlikely places, JC Penny. The brand is called Xersion and they were a quarter of the price of my Lulus and are quite fantastic. They fit and wash well and many people have mistakenly complimented me on my “Studio Pants”. My runner-up to the “Groove Pant” is Costco’s Tuff Athletics brand. I’ve had a few pairs for at least seven years and they are still in great shape – they are actually in better shape than some Lululemon pants I have owned within the same time frame. I’m still on the hunt for a new style of pants, something a little more original. I would love to hear your suggestion. As you can tell from this pile of black pants I desperately need it!
So putting how my work out clothes look aside, in future blogs I will discuss how well certain brands of shoes,tops and sports bras hold up in performance so stay tuned!!!!