When it comes to clothes, I’m a little embarrassed about how many I have.
They tumble out of the wardrobe, chest of drawers and lay in piles. (I’m very messy!) It’s a source of stress for both me and Tom, and I regularly have to do culls to donate, give away and recycle.
When I had the idea to sell some of the clothes I didn’t wear to raise money for the California CampFire fund, I pulled out a few items, mostly clothes I hadn’t worn before. They sold so quickly, that I was more ruthless going through my wardrobe a second time (and third). I had a number of items that I didn’t wear, either because they didn’t fit properly, they weren’t quite right for what I needed them for (leggings without pockets…no thanks), they didn’t suit me, or I had very similar items already.
But more than that, having a small selection of items that just work. Leggings that stay up without digging into my waist (I am not a small in all brands I have learned), or that are see through so can’t be worn to the gym/yoga/infront of people. Tops that don’t require pulling down every three steps, that don’t make me feel uncomfortable in my own body. And most importantly, bras that provide enough support and don’t chafe.
It seems I’m not alone in feeling that a workout in clothes that make me feel good make for a better workout!
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This isn’t a flattering picture but it’s reality. The reality of marathon training isn’t glamorous (for me anyway!) Not all of my runs include gorgeous sunrises or spectacular views. This one was done on a treadmill, where I nearly vommed…twice and forgot my headphones. I gave myself 12 minutes to shower and change, meaning this beetroot face and sweaty upper lip followed me right to the office (not to mention wet hair in a topknot). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And these leggings make me look about 4ft tall… into the charity bag they go ??♀️ #marathontraining #reality #treadmillworkout #sweatyselfie @payasugym
- Highwaisted黑色/海军护腿 - 口袋
- 1/2 zip long sleeve or round neck long sleeve
These are the items I go to time and again, and so, aside from a waterproof jacket, some thermal leggings/long sleeve, they are all I have in my chest of drawers. No more of the leggings that made me feel too big, or short, or that my boobs were too cumbersome. No more cheap fabrics that ride up, or itch. I’m investing in pieces that make my run better, that make me feel…better. Faster. Stronger.
It sounds silly, but it really does. When i put on my fave outfit and head out for a run, I feel invincible.
我知道，健身设备可以是昂贵的，而且我很内疚花费太多就可以了。事实上，我花£100 +上一对Lululemon的绑腿，但将付出最大£40一条牛仔裤。但对我来说，这是值得付出额外的东西，我打算把血（今天上午后 - 看看我的故事斯塔看多），汗水和泪水成。而且会想到这么多的。
What do you look for it your fitness kit? What pieces are you loving right now?