I’m resuming the regularly scheduled blog posting today because although my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the bombings, life must continue. Otherwise the bombers win. And that is not an option.
So, even though it has technically been spring for nearly a month, now that it is actually starting to feel like spring, I feel compelled to wish everyone a happy spring (again).
I have to be honest, it’s been a little hard to stay motivated morning after morning heading to Bar Method in 29 degree weather in April. However, I was just on the phone with my mother…
and she was talking about how she just bought herself some new vibrantly colored workout clothes for spring…
and suggested I do the same to help with my outlook.
I instantly realized she was RIGHT. As simple as it may sound, it’s a brilliant thing to do and I’ll tell you why in numerical format complete with comparison images after each point, all before tying it together with a big vibrant springy bow. Here we go:
First of all, wearing a pop of color can brighten your mood. It is especially helpful during inclimate weather/chilly springs as you’re trying to give your workout that extra oomph while it’s cold and rainy outside.
Second of all, EVERYBODY looks good in color. Put on a pretty coral colored tank or a light blue T and it will instantly bring color to your face. Feeling good about how you look is a huge motivator. I’m not talking about vanity or primping or putting on make up before a workout. No. I’m talking about how feeling great in your workout clothes will make you want to get out there and exercise like the athletic force of nature you are.
Thirdly and lastly, workout clothes wear out. They just do. The underarms get gross, the butt wears thin, the elastic- wherever it may be- loses its elasticity. Get some new workout clothes and get some bright ones, perhaps in a color that you don’t already have. You’ll feel like a brand new you! Maybe it will even inspire you to try a new type of exercise you’ve been curious about.
It’s not exactly science, but the basic principles are correct. Also I have to admit, most of my exercise clothes are black, white or green (I’m not sure why green, but yes green) so as I was writing this post I was simultaneously talking to myself as well as to you.
It’s just a great way to increase motivation and pull yourself out of that late winter/early spring funk. And you can all thank my mom for that kick in the behind. The newly inspired you will be conquering the gym/track/neighborhood in no time!
Ok well, it’s not a big vibrant springy bow, it’s Bill Murray. Which is better
Question for you- do you have a favorite workout outfit?