Happy Friday, everyone! Thank you for being here…today I want to get you to make a choice for me and ask Whose Camp Are You In for Workout Wear?
The two camps are opinions on workout wear held by me….and my husband, the very active Mr. B.
I will explain more in a minute……
WHOSE CAMP ARE YOU IN FOR WORKOUT WEAR: HOW IT BEGAN
In December, I told Mr. B that I was ready to return to the gym, hire a trainer, and get in better shape for our son’s wedding.
I will never forget the exact morning ten years ago, when I sat in front of the YMCA working up the courage to go inside.
My relationships with gyms had always been where I watched all three of my children perform their athletics….never for me.
However, thanks to wonderful friends who encouraged me to join them, so at 59 years of age, I entered the gym for the first time…and so thankful that I did.
On my first day, I could not even get up off the floor on my own.
I was faithful for the next 8 years, until the pandemic hit.
When I cancelled my membership, I honestly did not believe I would return there.
Yet, here I am….exactly 10 years later…at age 69…back in the gym and with a trainer.
When I told Mr. B I was going to return, I also asked for Christmas for a gift card to purchase some new workout wear…the retailer was a more affordable retailer.
Whose Camp Are You In for Workout Wear: Mr. B’s Camp
I have introduced you to the Mr. B Superman, off trail runner before.
It is impressive how seriously he takes his physical fitness.
He runs regularly up hills and trails with his friends, and tried to introduce me to that world…and I am not comfortable with rocks, snakes, bushes etc.
He believes in purchasing high end workout wear, and often wears these garments for his daily causal clothing.
He wants comfort and durability….and loves great fabrics.
He refused to give me the gift card I requested because he believes I need higher quality workout wear.
I agree that these joggers are very comfortable and I have enjoyed wearing them around the house.
But, both garments are too heavy and warm for me to wear as my workout wear in the gym.
WHOSE CAMP ARE YOU IN FOR WORKOUT WEAR: MY CAMP
I look at my workout wear as something I wear to the gym. Period.
I want something comfortable, but cool and roomy. A short shirt like the Vuori top is not what I want for lifting weights over my head.
But, I honestly do not care what other people think of what I have on at the gym.
I am there to sweat. I would prefer to purchase less expensive workout wear and save my money for the clothing I wear out and about…or for special events.
My workout wear goes to the gym and then hits the dirty clothes basket soon after I get home.
I know my feelings about workout wear are completely opposite of how I look at my daily clothing, but that is OK for me…I go to workout and sweat.
My inexpensive clothing has lasted me since that first day I entered 10 years ago…I only wanted to up it a little with different tops.
The leggings I am wearing in the very first picture are new favorites from KOHL’S. They are the Women’s FLX affirmation high-waisted 7/8 ankle leggings.
I believe this line at Kohl’s has all of the same quality as the more expensive workout wear.
I did try to look at a more expensive line at Columbia Sportswear.…and took my shopping (and former workout buddies) with me.
For the most part, they carry outdoor wear, but they do have workout wear.
These are nice and they do have some good selections currently on sale….Columbia Leggings.
If I lived in a cooler climate or even included an outdoors workout, I would consider these.
However, I am in a gym and I get very hot.
Bottom line: My camp would rather spend this money on regular clothing…not workout wear.
Here is a slideshow for those in my camp…I did purchase a couple of tops at JCP, for $10 each…..
Also, I have found Columbia and other higher end brands at Marshall’s.
OK…it is your turn…I would love to hear your thoughts…are you in Mr. B’s camp or are you in my camp when it comes to your workout wear?? Whose camp are you in for workout wear?
Thanks for joining in…it is so helpful to hear from others. Now make sure that you are taking care of your health and that you………………………………………….
By Pamela Lutrell
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