Does It Really Matter??I was wondering if workout clothes really make the workout? After all -- I know when I feel good in what I'm wearing, my workout usually benefits from the positive "mental" attitude I have (or maybe it's just the mental picture I have in my mind thinking I look like J-Lo. We're twins you know!!!). Now, I don't go to the extremes that the Ecard above states . . . I'm too old to care. I don't care if my legs need shaving and it doesn't pay to do my hair or make-up because I will sweat that off in 15 minutes. I'm not there to impress anyone . . . I'm there to have great time and to SWEAT my tush off -- literally! BUT - as I continue to workout -- I do notice that if I put a workout outfit on that I feel "good, pretty, slender, hot, etc. in . . . my energy soars and I have a remarkable workout! And the opposite is true as well. When I can't find an outfit and I'm running out of time and throw anything on -- especially clothes that I've painted the house in and have paint splattered all over them, or little holes in them, or too baggy or too tight -- my workout suffers. I was wondering if this is normal so I researched it. I found many articles supporting this theory of mine. The Right Exercise Clothes Can Improve Your Workout is an article from www.imetobolic.com. It supports my theory that clothes can make the workout. An article in Glamour Magazine supports this theory as well. I decided to put this theory to the test. I don't own any clothing from Zumba for a couple of reasons. First of all, I feel I'm too old to be wearing that type of clothing and secondly, I can't afford it. So I went in search for clothing on line that I feel would look good on an older woman. I came across this really terrific website called ActivewearUSA.com. Their clothing is AMAZING! I decided to reach out to them and ask them if they would consider sending me an article of their clothing in return for a story written about it. I received a response saying they would and asked me all kinds of relevant questions. They matched a piece of clothing to my tastes and needs. [caption id="attachment_1805" align="aligncenter" width="89"] Activewear USA Tie Die Workout Pants[/caption] This is what they sent me. How did they know that this is exactly the piece of clothing I wanted!!! I never gave them a stock number, I just told them what I like!!! I tried them on and they fit, except for the fact that were made for a 6 foot tall woman. I had to hem them. The quality of the pants were superb! I had to put them to the test.
[gallery ids="1807,1806"]They fit well, they moved well, they were extremely comfortable and they did they job! I had a great workout!!! And -- they launder well too. No shrinkage, no fading, no ironing!!!
Does The Price of Workout Clothes Make for a Better Workout?Honestly, I'm not sure. I would hope not. I was thrilled to death to find ActivewearUSA. Their clothes are funky, original, fun and GORGEOUS!!! Maybe everyone should own at least one piece of workout clothes that they have to "stretch" for. They even sell the Zumba Brand line of clothing as well! I will always continue to check the clearance section of my favorite workout clothes sites like Activewear USA and Zumba and I will continue to buy workout clothes from the clearance racks at sporting good stores, Target, other major retailers, thrift stores, hand-me-downs, etc. That's just who I am. My main objective is SWEATING -- and getting my heartbeat up and having a truly fun workout!
And you can quote me on that!!!! Those are MY words coming straight from MY heart!!! So whatever you wear, whatever workout you love the most -- the most important thing is that you
"For you see, it's not what you look like and the clothes you wear while you work out. It's what you look like and the clothes you wear AFTER YOUR WORKOUT! Results baby!!!!"
Thank you ActivewearUSA for sending me, probably the best and prettiest article of workout clothes I will ever own!!!