Sunday, January 20, 2013

What To Wear: To Yoga

I know January is all about fitness for well everyone, and the top resolution is always to lose weight or get in shape. But even though my post on yoga clothes is timely, it's not because of a resolution. It's because I need to breathe. You see I have asthma, and in his hunt to try and make me breathe better, my husband read somewhere that yoga helps. He also read that it helps build your immune system, and can help with anxiety. Since those are all things I have issues with, obviously yoga is perfect for me. Yoga also helps with a ton of other issues you may have, really it's like windex (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, anyone?)

I'm actually not that big a fan of exercising, or eating heathy. But last year I went on a fitness kick that lasted until I got insanely sick in late August. I was eating better, and just walking on the treadmill for 15 minutes everyday. That doesn't sound like much, but it was better than nothing, and I did see weight loss and I generally felt better. So I thought I'd give yoga a try. I've tried it in the past, and I liked it, but being the horrible person I am, I kept giggling at the instructors mustache. Really she should have done something about that before putting a DVD out there, and like I said I'm a horrible, easily distracted person.

So today I ran out and picked up a Beginners Yoga DVD, and went looking or a pink yoga mat. I didn't find one so I'm going to have to order online. While I was online, I got bored and began looking at yoga clothes, and found that Aerie has a plethora of adorable stuff. I knew aerie sold stuff like that, but I though it was mostly dorm lounge things.

So here's my adorable Yoga outfit from Aerie.
First is the Seemless Bra shown in shocking pink, but honestly I want all the colors. A decent and comfortable bra is extremely important when you're doing any sort of workout. If you're wearing an improper bra you can actually hurt yourself. Your underwear is probably always the most important part of your outfit.

Then I have  the Pretty Hi-Lo Tee in Slab Grey, but once again I want all the colors. I'm kinda in love with it.

Of course you can't walk around pants-less,  and I adore these Slim Gym Yoga Skinny Pants. I think the tie at the side is adorable, and I prefer legging type pants when I'm working out if I need long pants.

I picked out this Daydreamer Popover incase I should have to run out while I'm still in my yoga clothes. While I don't recommend it, I can't say I haven't ever run out in my workout gear. Sometimes it just can't be helped. But if you're running out in full makeup and yoga pants its pretty obvious you haven't just come from the gym and aren't heading to it. Plus sometimes my house is just cold and I can't resist a cute Hoodie.

To finish off the outfit I added these socks as well as the headbands and hair ties. I am not a fan of cold feet or hair in my face so both of these are perfect, and the Emi-Jay style hair ties are super cute. Though truthfully, I prefer the Emi-Jay ones. They tend to just be better for my hair, don't stretch out, and come in cuter colors.

New workout gear always encourages me to workout, and after I stick with this for a few weeks, I plan on picking up the things shown above and a few other things. What do you wear when you workout readers? Any suggestions on where to shop?