Denim and sweat never mixed. I never intentionally tried to overly exert myself wearing a tight pair of Hudson’s and heels, except to dance. It has come to my attention that an astronomical amount of people are wearing the weirdest clothes to the gym and I just don’t understand. From the uncomfortably hot corduroy pants with Timberlands, to jeans and converse (a shoe that weighs ten pounds and provides zero back support), I feel it is my social media obligation to point out that this has become a disturbance to myself and others. It is a common misconception that wearing excessive clothing will make you sweat to lower body weight. You actually want to keep the body cooler because it has to work harder to maintain the average body temperature of 98.6 degrees. This revs the metabolism!
This is a FASHION FAIL! I understand with a lack of time and busy schedule, you try to get to the gym no matter how, where, and why. However, this derails the focus of my own workout and is not doing anything for you, aside from making you look ridiculous. This is 2012. Work out clothes are more accessible and fashionable than ever. Buying the appropriate clothing to workout in will enhance your exercise experience by allowing the body to be comfortable and enhance self-esteem. If you are on a budget, I understand. Get a classic T and some sweats and get your ass to the gym. If you have the ability to buy some fun workout gear and cross trainers/running shoes, please GO SHOPPING! This doesn’t have to be haute couture. Kohl’s, Target, and sport outlets are great places to shop for clothing to get your sweat on. Neon is all the rage right now, especially in workout attire and available everywhere. Dress in something that will have you staring in the mirror saying quietly in your head “Damn, I look good. If I had another phone number, I would ask myself for it.” Keep a bag of gym clothes and sneakers in your car, so when you want to workout you can change in the locker room and not look like Jay-Z or Lady Gaga on a treadmill. Keep it classy and “Dress Like the Star You Are.”