Hang on….before you roll your eyes and pass the page, hear me out.
Every year, I mark in my agenda a list of things I would like to do and sadly, at the end of every year, I usually see that more than half are not accomplished. At the top of my list of things that never seems to get accomplished is “Exercise more, lose weight and get rid of the clothes you do not wear”. Why is that, I wonder?
If someone phoned me right now and said let’s go to the gym, I would find that I HATE MY CURRENT WORKOUT CLOTHES. This is not because they are ugly clothes, but because they are all the wrong size. I’m ashamed to admit that I purchased the wrong size on purpose — in a smaller size, of course– because I was sure that any day now I was going to wake up and suddenly be the size my gym clothes actually are. Sure thing right…
Well, I have had these same thoughts for the last 17 years, and this year I am determined to change that. My main motivation is –yes, you guessed it– health. I sit at my desk for far too long in front of the computer and am perpetually tired. I constantly wish for more energy so I could accomplish all that I set out to do.
However, wishing alone is not going to get me there, nor is blaming my wardrobe for my lack of enthusiasm and motivation to hit the gym. My solution? I am going to design a workout wardrobe that will make me feel comfortable at the gym without making me depressed about the roll around my waist.
By the way, when I mention “the gym” it is a hypothetical place in my mind. I actually dislike the real gym because I usually find it full of “energizer bunnies” instead of people like me who take a water break every two minutes. I dislike the gym when is full of people but also when is empty because I get bored from being alone. Exercising for me needs to be a team activity. I work better with a bit of competition and laughter.
I have put a short list of the things I will be working on and sharing with you over the coming year. You’ll see that there is a variety of different garments in this new workout wardrobe mainly because I get bored with the same routine and need to change the venue for exercising. The design of these items will be targeted at loose-fitting tops and pants at the beginning progressing as the days get warmer into more fitted workout outfits. Here’s what we’ll be working on:
Loose-fitting workout wardrobe
Yoga leggings and pants
Sports bra and crop tops
Riding pants and top
A line t-shirts
Ballroom dancing gown/dress
I got you with the last one, didn’t I? Yes, we will be making a dress to hit the dance floor. I can’t wait.
I do hope that you will join me on this journey of creating a new workout wardrobe. Have you got any New Year’s resolutions to get you motivated to exercise more? Help us all by sharing your thoughts in the comments below or send me an email at mayra(at)so-sew-easy.com. Happy New Year and happy sewing!