I honestly can’t believe how much I love working out now. It’s a huge motivator for me to know that I enjoy the classes. When I’m forcing myself to get out of the apartment and into the car, I may not be completely thrilled about going to work out, but I go. Because I know I’m going to feel great afterward.
I’ve also noticed a difference in my body. I’m not ready to sign up for a fitness competition or anything, but everything just seems a little more toned. And the weights that used to kill me are now pretty manageable.
This is something I try to remind myself while I’m sweating and shaking… what I do today is going to be easier to “tomorrow.” I put the quotation marks there because it may not be the next day exactly, but eventually when you put in the work there will be a change. (For everything in life!)
I’m here today to talk about workout leggings, but I thought I should start off with something that I wish I had read years ago. If I can find a class that I love and enjoy working out, anyone can. Seriously!
In addition to thinking that I might not be athletic enough to work out, I was also just generally anxious about going to classes. I never wanted to go to one alone; I’d overthink everything and worry about everything from “are these shoes okay to wear” to “where do I put my things in the locker room” to “where exactly in the gym do we meet?” I had a million questions. But I sucked it up for a few weeks while I got used to the gym. (And figured out that no one cared what shoes I was wearing, the lockers have instructions printed on the doors with how to set the combination lock, and the class meets down by the treadmills even though it says upstairs on the schedule.)
If you don’t think you can do it, I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can!
Even though I started to feel comfortable with my strength training class, I was a little nervous to do Barre. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but never could get up the courage. It felt outside of my comfort zone, and I think I was mostly afraid of looking dumb for not knowing what to do. But my friends asked me to go and I LOVED it. Well, it was the hardest thing ever… my legs wouldn’t stop shaking, and at one point I actually couldn’t stop laughing because I felt so ridiculous for not being able to get my leg in the air. But I did it!!! And woke up the next morning with the most satisfying soreness. We promised each other we’d go back as often as possible together.
My preference of workout gear has changed a little bit since I don’t solely do yoga classes now. I’ve been really into long leggings/tights instead of the cropped version. Especially since it’s freezing outside right now, the long tights are perfect to go from the gym to brunch. I already have these J. Crew x New Balance pants and they are what made me fall in love with the long length.