2/25/07

Comfortable in my own skin....

today I was. Well, for the most part. For the first time I wore a tank top to the gym. This is a HUGE NSV for me(non-scale victory for the non-WWers) . Usually I wear one to hot yoga because...well, you can't HELP but wear one there or pass out (sometimes I wonder about those people who show up in pants...lord help them!). Plus, I don't mind wearing a little bit less in there because it's mostly women, dimly lit, the class size is fairly limited and everyone else is pretty much dressed like you are. My gym however, BIG DIFFERENCE. There are just a lot of...how can I put this..."perfect" people who go to a gym; people working on six pack abs, crazy lifting sets and show off their hard work with teeny tiny little outfits (women specifically). I've always been one to wear a big t-shirt or a long-sleeve dri-fit shirt and capris when I go to the gym because that's what I'm most comfortable in. Lately though, I've been finding I'm NOT comfortable in these shirts. I have to constantly pull at the sleeves and hems, the long-sleeves are getting wet at the crooks of my elbows when I run and most of the shirts I own just plain old don't fit anymore! So off I went to the gym in my bright pink tank top, which isn't too forgiving in terms of what lies beneath (you can make out the wrinkly skin on my tummy through the shirt if you get close enough to me). With the exception of the way my bell rolled up while doing squats, I felt pretty ok about it! I didn't feel as self conscious as I normally would. I actually LIKED the way I looked in it :P Now the only bad thing about this is it makes me want to go shopping for more of them now since I'll need a few of them to put into rotation for my gym schedule!

6 comments:

Angie All The Way said...

That's awesome! Oh definately go shopping! Being comfortable is #1. You are beautiful and you should know that. I'm am willing to bet that there are people at your gym admiring you the same way you admire others.

Shirls said...

congrats to you, that is so awesome, when you feel good working out I think you get a better workout, treat yourself you have earned it!

NattyMcGoo said...

Good for you - what an amazing thing that must be to feel comfortable in revealing clothes. Go spend some money baby!

meredi said...

Wow, that's great Marie! It's too bad you have such a 'competitive' gym environment but it's fantastic that you now feel good wearing whatever is most comfortable for you.

I'm always amazed when I see people wearing long pants and long-sleeve shirts at the gym, because I could never survive like that! I'm a squarely a shorts and tank/t-shirt gal, by necessity! :)

Lynn said...

That is awesome that you feel comfortable wearing a tank top to the gym, would be a nsv for me too! Yes, a shopping trip is a must now. Get out and get some skimpy gym gear and show off YOUR hard work!!! :)

jules said...

I am happy for you!!! NSV

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