Something happened to me when I turned the grand old age of 35 a couple of weeks ago…

My fear of wearing activewear { i.e. gym gear } as normal everyday wear dissipated.

chavs or neds

My fear stems from having to grow up around certain groups of people, i.e. neds (= non educated delinquents = Glasgow’s finest *ahem* ) who are similar to chavs – who wear casual sports clothes, mostly tracksuits and trainers, usually by renowned brands like Adidas, Reebok, Kappa, Lacoste and Burberry, all the time.  Like ALL THE TIME.  { image source }

Even when I used to be a gym bunny { yes, I used to hit the gym 5-7 days a week! }, I would be in and out of my gym clothes and trainers quickly.

But now, I have turned into one of those “gym gear wearing women”.

active wear by Cotton On Body and New Balance

Yep, this is me wearing sports leggings from Cotton On Body, my spanking new hot pink and black New Balance trainers with sports trainer socks from Target { and a sports vest top and hooded zippy plus a Fitbit Charge HR on my wrist to complete the look! }.

{ Side note :  YESSSS!  I haz a thigh gap!!!!! }

But no gym attendance was required!!!

In fact, we went out shopping { I want wireless headphone to really complete the look haha! } and had a spot of lunch.

So why am I wearing all this activewear”?

Well, it’s not for comfort.

Yes, gym gear is comfy but it’s not super comfy like pyjamas and big bad granny pants but you don’t seem me wearing them out in public.

But I am loving active wear as everyday wear because it gives people the impression that I am a gym bunny.

I’m basically faking fit!

Allow me to share the following scenarios…

Scenario 1
You’re out shopping and your hair is a mess and you don’t have a scrape of makeup on you so you look like a tired mess.  Of all the days you bump into someone you know.  But yay, you’re wearing gym gear.  That person will not even comment on how tired you look and remember why your hair is a mess because they think that you’ve just been to the gym and had a crazy energetic workout so duh, of course your hair will be messy and you won’t wear makeup to the gym because you’ll just sweat it off.

Scenario 2
You’re out eating greasy fish and chips and washing it down with sugary fizzy drink.  Your food belly bulges out and you suddenly let out a loud burp.  The people at the next table turn to look at you.  But yay, you’re wearing gym gear.  They will think that you’ve just been to the gym and you’re eating your cheat meal of the week.  Yes, you do have a flabby belly, but hey, at least you’re trying to get fit, right?

Scenario 3
You’ve got to take your toddler for a doctor’s appointment but you haven’t had time to shower because toddler.  You rock up at the doctor’s surgery with toddler on your hip and surprise, surprise, there’s a long wait as per usual.  You squish into the last available free seat with toddler on your lap.  And then you smell B.O.  Oh wait, it’s you because you didn’t shower and you forgot to put on deodorant because baby brain forever.  But yay, you’re wearing gym gear.  The other people in the waiting room will forgive you for your stench because you’re a busy mum with a young tot and it smells like you’ve just been to the gym to work off the post-pregnancy belly.

lululemon activewear

So yeah, let’s keep this ‘faking fit’ secret between us, eh?  😛

Oh and one more thing…

You know the yoga clothing brand, Lululemon?  Well, I was pronouncing it “loo-lool-mon” until my sister mentioned it was called “lulu-lemon”.

*hides face in shame*

8 comments on “Faking Fit”

  1. Haha I think gym gear is slob wear for people who don’t want to look like slobs! I do plead guilty. Sometimes I will deliberately put it on to go to the corner shop for milk – it’s looking like you’re trying without trying haha.
    Although, in my defence, sometimes I do wear it all day because I know if I do, I’m more likely to work out later to justify it and it doesn’t create more washing haha. I think I’ll be that school mum who everybody hates but I don’t really care because it will most likely be because I really am going to go work out after. At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself!!

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