|I just added this shirt|
to my workout wardrobe.
My workout wardrobe has improved along with my cardio commitment since my early workout sessions.
I cringe now when I think back to the first workout class that I attended shortly after Mini was born. I showed up all decked out in my finest, over-sized, free, Brookfield Zoo t-shirt. The zoo gifted zoo members with these giant cotton keepsakes, and I wore mine. To the gym. I assume that I wore baggy sweat pants, too. Mercifully I am unable to recall that wardrobe malfunction.
Not sure if I have described where I workout, but it is a very pricey establishment. The kind of members it attracts are typically quite well-off. Coach's physical therapy clinic is located in the same building, just down a hallway with a separate entrance at the rear of the building. The health club gives us complimentary memberships.
For years I walked on the tread mill a few times a week when Coach was home with the kiddos and the weather kept me from walking outside. The first class I tried was a step aerobics class on a Saturday. I attended it while wearing the cringe-worthy free zoo shirt.
That class made me anxious, because I didn't know the moves. I thought I was smart when I selected a spot in the back of the room where I could hide. Oh, that was an epic fail as the regulars spun around to face the back of the room multiple times. They ended up facing me. Me, with a confused look on my face, and a baggy-ass t-shirt. I kept at it though, and became a regular, front-row participant for about 13 years until they cancelled the class last year.
|These 3 year old outfits are a bit too |
colorful for me nowadays.
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
When Curly and Reg were old enough to tolerate the playroom without crying, I ventured into a class during the week. Gradually I added more classes to my favorites. When I was without a drivers license for 7 weeks (don't act so surprised, you know this story, right?), I tried out a few crazy early classes with a neighbor who offered to drive me when she worked out - crazy early. Folks, I got hooked. I now LOVE getting my workout done before 6:30 am.
Gradually I invested in a dry fit workout shirt now and then. A pair of black stretchy shorts. Staples. About three years ago, I went to Marshalls and bought enough stuff so that I didn't feel like I was wearing the same thing to every class. After 3 years though, I am not in love with some of my Marshalls choices. Some were just down right jazzy.
Then Christmas came, and I stumbled into a whole new, dangerous, workout-attire arena!