Friday, June 22, 2012

my last how does she post

this is my last formal "how does she" post. it was fun, but i just have too much on my plate right now. they're looking for another fashion blogger so let me know if you're interested! i'll send you an email with details :)

One day, my husband brought me home a pair of hot pink, Princess Jasmine wannabe work out pants. I questioned them at first, but then I found myself EXCITED to go to the gym just so I could wear them!
This led me to write this post.
Now, I have been hesitant bringing anything up that involves anything to do with the body.. working out, eating healthy, body types, body images.. ect. because we as women tend to have some insecurities. But something snapped inside me as I wore these Jasmine pants. Not only did my self esteem get boosted at the gym, but I wasn't afraid to write a post about working out! I felt like Kevin McCallister from "Home Alone" when he conquered his fear being alone. He yelled "Hey, I'm not afraid anymore! I said, I'm not afraid anymore!" This is what has been going on inside my head.
Basically, I have found that wearing cute, colorful work out clothes has motivated me to get to the gym more often. I think it can for you too.
This is me in a typical outfit I used to wear when I worked out.
This is so blah. I used to think, "why wear something cute if it's just going to get sweaty and stinky?" I don't want to go to the gym looking like this!
{shirt: taken from husband, shorts: husband's old soccer shorts}
Here's where the magic happened.
There are clothes made specifically for working out! And they have cute ones! Ding ding!
All of a sudden the gym became fun! I wanted to run, jump, skip, play! I wanted to sing and dance to MC Hammer!
{top: t.j. maxx, pants: adidas (husband) shoes: nike frees}
This outfit is where the color really starts to pull through. I tried Zumba.. loved it. Have you noticed the clothes Zumba people wear? How fun are they?? The more colorful and crazy, the better. I think they are on to something.
{top: DownEast (warehouse) Bottoms: Marshalls, Shoes: T.J. Maxx}
I have been told over and over again that what we wear on the outside reflects the way we feel on the inside.
I believe this to be true. Think about it.
Finding clothes you feel comfortable in is the most important. You CAN STILL look cute while being comfortable. I'm not telling you to wear only your sports bra and spandex.
A big hesitation of mine was spending money on work out clothes. They can get pretty pricey, especially name brand items. You can find awesome deals at Ross, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, even Ebay for nice items. These shorts brand new would cost around $30. I found them at a thrift store for $3. Cool right?
{top: T.J. Maxx, Shorts: thrifted, Shoes: Nike Frees}
Take this post into consideration using the points of COLOR and CUTE. Don't worry about wearing revealing clothes if you are not comfortable with it. That is not what I'm getting at.
It's like getting all dressed up to go out on a Friday night date, only you're kissing the floor doing push-ups instead of your date.
What motivates you to work out?


  1. OK! YOU mrs. DARLENE inspired MEEEE!!!!! I've been thinking about this a LOT lately myself because... well.. i NEVER work out and I've been thinking about investing in some cute work out clothes but then I go back and forth.. but now I'm DOIN IT! I'm gonna go get me some cute get up so I can get my bum to look equally as cute by hittin the big bad gym!!

  2. this seriously inspired drew and i to go shopping for exercise clothes. i already have some, but drew didnt. haha. i just need more tops now!

  3. Yeah, one needs time to find out nice work out gear. Have previously shopped for pants online and got few great deals. Now have to buy nice t-shirt to go with pants and looking for awesome discounted deals on them.


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