With the long winter and staying at home, I’ve found myself wearing work-out clothes way beyond gym time. If I know I’m going to head to the YMCA at any point in the day, I’ll just throw on some yoga pants, teeshirt and hoodie. Then once I get home, I get caught up in lunch, cleaning, playing and suddenly it’s dinnertime and I still haven’t showered. Now, I’m not a hardcore athlete or anything, so it’s not like I’m drenched in sweat after I finish strolling around the track, reading a magazine on the elliptical or taking cardio pilates. But one day last month, I realized I had worn my yoga pants for 24 hours straight and had been to the gym twice during that time period. Yuck.
When our big outings for the day are the Y and the store, it’s hard sometimes to put in the effort to look more fashionable. And after a winter of this, it’s no wonder I’m feeling frumpy and unattractive. So, in an effort to combat this slobbishness, I’m trying to motivate myself to actually put on non-stretchy pants and some make-up. Not only do I feel better, but I’m sure my husband appreciates it as well.