Did you know that I enjoy working out from time to time? Little known fact, but I do. And did you also know that I recently shrunk rather dramatically, thus requiring many articles of new clothing? Also true! All my hard work, sweat, dedication, and perserverance really paid off. The problem? I have yet to discover a store that wishes to provide me with this new clothing free of charge.
And it isn’t just new jeans I require. Suddenly, my underwear will not stay put (and not for the same reasons as when I was in college – I keed, I keed). The once relatively bodacious twins – gone. I am no longer filling out my undergarments! And, sadly, I am next-to-last in line when it comes to replacing wardrobe pieces (Hubby, like most men, bought every article of clothing he will ever need before he earned his degree). So, please – do not judge me if you should see me about town with my pants gathered around my ankles. It’s not what you think.
|Old Navy – CHEAP!|
To add to my wardrobe dilemma is the daily issue of workout wear. I did not anticipate shrinking so much that even spandex would become too loose a material. Tuck jumps are fairly challenging in their own right without the extra danger of losing one’s shorts. And those once-glorious twins? They need smaller housing during exercise as well. I thought I was quite clever when I began doubling up the sports bras to provide the necessary support. Alas…the double layer is beginning to prove ineffective.
Even my crosstrainers are too big! I know, that’s from wear-and-tear. I do not suddenly have teeny tiny totties. But still. Yet another article to purchase. *sigh*
What’s an exercise addict to do???
|Ghosts – $25!|
LOOK FOR DEALS! WATCH FOR SALES! I discovered $8 and $10 sports bras at Old Navy alongside $15 compression shorts and yoga pants. Running shorts were half off at Dick’s last week. Target has suprisingly quality socks and sports bras (the shorts are a tad…well…matronly…) for pretty decent prices. I am constantly on the lookout for deals, seeing as how I now spend about 3/4 of my time in workout wear. Just before my marathon, I spotted Brooks Ghosts (my current favorite running shoe) for TWENTY-FIVE BUCKS at Aardvark Sports Shop! Holy cheapness, Batman! The inexpensive-yet-quality crosstrainers are proving quite elusive, but I refuse to abandon all hope. I know they’re out there, somewhere, waiting…I will find them. Oh, yes…I will find them…