I Need to Work it Out

4 Apr

I have finally gotten up the nerve and determination to try working out at our local YMCA and while that’s a great thing for my body, I can’t say the same for my mind.

I can’t stop feeling inferior to (and sickened by) the girls with the fab bods and perfect skin, wearing their cute little workout numbers, not a hair on their head is out of place, they know how to work all the machines and know every move in the aerobics classes.  Even worst of all though is they even have the nicest, whitest socks!  Why do socks matter?  Well, today’s workout involved taking off our shoes – I was surrounded by little ankle socks and socks with polka dots and some with those adorable little pompoms on them…

To give you an idea of how I stacked up against the other hip exercise ladies – my workout ensemble went a little something like this – sneakers I’ve had since college, socks that were once white but are now a shade of dirty white  and are thinning at the heels, a pair of old navy sweatpants that I had to cut the bottoms of so they weren’t so tight around my ankles, a bright pink maternity tank top that is super comfy and a gray sports bra that I’ve had since I played volleyball in high school.  Sexy huh?

I just never thought I would go to workout and leave feeling like I need to buy a whole new wardrobe just to get sweaty in – oh yeah and don’t forget the socks!  (Don’t worry Andrew I’m not going to go on a shopping spree – but I could use a few more workout pants – a few girls had on these really cute ones that cut off at the calf…)

7 Responses to “I Need to Work it Out”

  1. ESTÚPIDO SAVANNAH April 4, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    Shut Up! Is this gym thing for your health or a social experience? I don't even shower before going to the gym. I'm not there to be noticed I'm there to kick my ass into shape. There now I've vented. You look cute all the time so don't worry about it. You could always wear that cute hat/t-shirt I got you in New York.

  2. Are You ZaZa? April 4, 2007 at 9:28 pm #

    I know I'm so superficial and self-conscious it's not even funny! I can't help it though! You should see them! You're right about my hat and T-shirt! Now I just need some pants to go with them! ha…

  3. the real ~Roxann~ April 5, 2007 at 12:55 am #

    I think you SHOULD go shopping! (sorry, andrew!) For that matter, maybe I should go shopping! (sorry, ike!)
    If some new workout clothes motivate you and make you feel better….than girl, go for it! You deserve it!

  4. gummibunny April 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    Buy yourself some new workout clothes, and consider them part of your professional wardrobe. You may not need a suit right now, but you still need appropriate clothing for your new line of work!

  5. Are You ZaZa? April 5, 2007 at 1:37 pm #

    HA! Amen Ginger! Speaking of my professional wardrobe, I also need some new jeans – the two pair I live in are sprouting holes! Who would have thought being a Stay-at-Homer would be so hard on clothes?!?!?!

  6. Are You ZaZa? April 5, 2007 at 1:40 pm #

    You're right Roxann! It's kind of like how I put on makeup when I go to get my hair cut. I think it just helps me feel more secure about the cut! I can't really explain it but it works for me!

  7. TattooRN April 6, 2007 at 10:47 pm #

    Don't let those other girls bully you around. Let them know the freak of a sister-in-law you have that is covered in tattoos who dared to have a kid AND brings her to story hour at the public library will come up there and kick their a**es!! But…go shopping anyway.

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