Sunday, September 21, 2008

What not to wear

When you work out what do you wear? I wear some of the frumpiest items that I own, sweats, tshirt and my hair pulled back into a ponytail. It's not pretty (my face goes all red and I usually am ready to pass out after I do about 10 crunches) but when I work out I'm all about the comfort.

However, when I go to the gym, I feel like I'm in some sort of athletic wear fashion show. Everyone is wearing their Lulu's. Even their hairbands are Lulu's. Even the guys are wearing Lulu's. It's really weird. This reminds me why I don't like to workout in public.

So back to my question. What do you wear when you work out? Am I missing something by not investing in some Lulu's?

17 comments:

PIPO said...

Well, until you just mentioned it, I had never heard of a Lulu.

I'm with you...ratty tee and sweats. I also prefer my exercise solitary. It's just my thing.

Janet said...

I don't own any Lulus, nor do I have a desire to! I wear old stuff too, but then again, I work out at home.....

3D said...

I use the treadmill in the basement so I run in my bra, undies and running shoes. Mucho hotness!

Lululemon = WAY overprice stuff!

Keep smilin!

Mark said...

what the hell is a lulu?

Mamacita said...

Oh, Gee, let me think....do they make them for people who are fat? The ones who REALLY need to work out? I think not. I find that fitness centers are usually for people who ALREADY look fit. To answer your question: t-shirt, stretch pants/shorts, socks and shoes. Really advanced stuff. The imporant thing is that you are doing it: working out and already getting results! Good on you!

Now I have a picture in my head of Doris running on her treadmill in her bra and undies! It will never leave....I'm not saying its bad...you know, she's got a rockin' bod....but the picture will not go away now.

Oh, I work out at home too. I watch movied on my PC when I'm on the treadmill.

M and M said...

I avoid the whole decision by not working out!!

I am with you on the face going beat red thing...I hate it!!!

I too have that picture of Doris min my head.

Juliette said...

I went once in a Lulu store and I was so disappointed. It's expensive and everybody looks the same.

I mix and match with what I have. Found some cheap and nice stuffs at Indep*endant and Lo*blows (Joe).
I know I will never look like the girls who are at the gym EVERY time I go...

MotherMotherOcean said...

Do I need some? Am I not cool without them?

Michelle said...

I had never heard of them either, so I G**gled it and found a pair of Yoga pants for $71.00 and then I was like WTF? $71.00? Seriously???

Ummmmm.that would be a no for me.

Old sweat pants, stained t-shirt and tennis shoes. It exercise, not a fashion show!

Kayce said...

Never heard of Lulus, but here we have goddess wear and it's just as expensive. I'm for the shorts and a tank top gym look, no frills, low cost. Although I did see an older woman at the gym once wearing the Jane Fonda suit, thong and all. BAD!

Catherine said...

Oh no...Doris stuck in my head too. Get out! Get out! :o)

I walk with the old fogies (who I lap with pride even though they're all 80+ years old. Yes...no shame here!)

I wear sweats, t-shirt, no makeup and barely brushed hair. Hotness exemplified! I love hanging out on the walking track with the seniors!!

Steffie B. said...

No Lulu's for this chunky arse....nope...it's sweats or Adidas work out clothes for me....I'm not there to strike up a conversation with anyone....in fact if anyone looks at me I usually roar like Sarabi at them! lol

Tracey and Mike said...

I'm a fellow frump! So far it hasn't really been an issue for the fitness fashion police since I never work out at the gym (either I hit the pavement or exercise at home)

kris said...

Sweats, T-shirt (holey sometimes, in fact). Yes, at the gym, where they are all decked out. Who gives, you know? I'm there to SWEAT. I so don't care... I'm over it. I'm 40. Don't like how I look, do what I do when I see myself in the mirror: AVERT.YOUR.EYES. Thankyousomuch, have a nice day :-P

redmaryjanes said...

Ok well, I guess this is a clue for ya....what's a LULU?
Yeah, I don't work out at all...so I don't have any good fashion work out advice.

Kathy and Joel said...

My students all have LuLu bags and accessories (they can't wear the clothes because we have uniforms). It's sad when the students can afford stuff like that, but their teacher can't.
I work out in old tees and sweats from Winners. No diva here.

kerri said...

I'm so out of the loop, Lulu's??
I wear sport bra and shorts with curtains pulled, don't want someone to see me, think I'm in distress and call 9-1-1, LOL!!