Good day blogosphere! How is everyone today? Only one more day until the weekend! Yay!
So, most of you fitness bloggers out there are amazingly athletic. You guys can run far, you can run fast, you can do awesome things while lifting heavy things- and I am so in awe of all of you. You truly inspire me everyday.
However, for people just starting their fitness journey, it can be very intimidating. You’re probably wondering ‘What do I do? Where do I go? What’s the proper workout routine for me?’ And as a fitness blogger, I am here to tell you that if you are searching for the answers to these questions, well, you have come to the wrong blog. HOWEVER, if you want to know how to LOOK the part of an athletic person who knows what they’re doing, that, I can help you with
Do read on.
You know the expression, fake it ’til you make it? Well my dears, I’m a big proponent of that phrase. Sometimes feeling like you look the part is all it takes to give you enough confidence to actually BE the part. Trust me, as a person who has had their ups and downs with exercise, and has had to climb the proverbial gym class rope of humiliation on several occasions over the course of my fitness journey, I understand how intimidating it can be to join in with all the super fit kids. It doesn’t come naturally to me either. But with this list, you too will have the confidence to get out there with the athletes in no time.
So, without further ado today’s Great 8 list is:
8 Ways to Trick People into Thinking You’re Athletic
8. Wear sneakers in public. (Add a gym- appropriate outfit complete with spandex and/or drawstring to complete the look, and you’re good to go)
7. Stretch near a track like this:
And like this. It looks like you just finished something pretty epic, workout wise:
6. When you talk, use fitness jargon like “reps”, “quads” and the occasional “I think I pulled a hammy”. If you’re unsure of what the proper lexicon is, just think of the actual term of something, then shorten it. Also, talk in acronyms and use verbs you may have recently heard in a Pitbull song.
5. Carry a yoga mat as you walk around. Are you going to yoga? Coming from yoga? Just carrying it around for fun? Nobody knows! But you look athletic.
4. I would say wear sweat bands, but hipsters kinda took those and made them their own thing, so instead I’m going with headbands. Whenever I see a person with their hair up and a headband, I assume they just had, or are about to have, a really intense workout and have no time for hair flying in their face.
3. Wear a garmin watch. This is what runners use to keep track of their time and distance. Not for amateurs or slow pokes.
2. Wear a tennis skirt. A tennis skirt is something that nobody in a million years would think you are wearing for fun. It’s too niche. Yoga pants? Sure, everybody wears those. But a tennis skirt? You MUST be athletic. Bonus points for carrying the racket too.
1. And finally, compression socks. Think about every person you have ever seen wearing these- isn’t your first impression always: ‘look out, bad ass athletic person coming through!’ Even if they’re walking, you’re still like, ‘wow I bet that guy just ran a marathon for fun, that involved a mountain, and now he’s just cooling off before doing it again.’ Yup. Compression socks.
Athletes- am I forgetting anything?
If you’re new to working out, what made you start?
Have you been athletic since childhood, or did you have to work at it as a teen/adult?