Part of me gearing up for a consistent year of exercise is having/finding workout wear that suits each season...even winter when the pathways are clear enough to run :/. I like to have a specific wardrobe for workouts only. My thought process is that if I invest (albeit a small amount) in gear specific for exercise, I must then exercise! It is kind of like guilt-tripping myself ;). So, today, I'll be sharing my thrifted workout wear! And, here again, I've been pretty lucky as it seems someone donating to my local thrift store is exactly my size and has very good taste in clothing.
This first pair of leggings are heat/dry technology (specific fabric to help release the sweat instead of soaking it in like cottons, for example, and retaining body heat) and perfect for winter or slightly cooler weather. I found them for $4 and wore them yesterday on my run and floor workout. Really comfy and I appreciate the reflective fabric at the zips as some fall/winter mornings are still darkish when I go out to run.
|Post workout hair ;) Gotta love it! The top is from Marshall's and bought a year ago ($10-$12).|
I tend to like my gear quite fitted as I want to meet as little wind resistance as possible when running, so this thrifted top is an activewear XXL shirt that I sized down to fit. I absolutely love to wear bright colors while running, because I often run on the street (we have wide margins to each side for parking/biking/running). This way I stand out to motorists.
|Capri leggings are from Marshalls ($8-$10).|
This next type of top is great for summertime when it's incredibly hot, even in the mornings. I found it for $2 and it has a built in shelf bra, though I still wear a sports bra as well. I'd love to find a couple more of these for the summer months, so I'll be keeping an eye out at my thrift store. The shorts are the only pair of running shorts I own. I've worn them a couple of times, but I'm not a huge fan of showing so much of my thighs (self-conscious not modest). They were found last year and I probably paid $2-$3.
It helps, I think, to find workout gear that you like and are comfortable in to help spur you into motion a bit more quickly...at least, it helps me :). Hope you all have as much luck finding the pieces that fit your workout style!
I've got a couple more finds to post this weekend, but they'll be refashions, so keep an eye out!