What to wear to workout

Have you ever had that dream?  The one you are out in public and you are not wearing pants?  Think it only happens in your dreams?  You would be wrong – at least according to an experience I had in a Boot Camp class I was leading years ago.  I was teaching a 6am Boot Camp and it happened to be in the dead of winter in MN.  The class had started – and probably a good thing – the class liked to start with the lights down low.  I had a gentleman run into the class 5 minutes late – whip off his sweatpants and start right in with the class doing jumping jacks.  And – much to my surprise (and to his about 30 second later) he had only managed to remember to put on boxers under his sweatpants!  Just imagine …. I NEVER want you to come unprepared to the gym, so let’s talk exercise clothes and preparation today.

I am a morning exerciser.  I have tried the whole sleeping in thing and promising myself I will go after work.  The only time I was successful at that was during my Ironman training – but I wasn’t sleeping in –  I was getting in two enjoyouts a day.  Certainly not something I can endorse for everyone for very long.  Anyway …. I am a morning exerciser and found that the ONLY way to truly be prepared for a great sweat session in the morning and make it to work with everything you need is to pack your bag the night before.  Despite the fact that I am a morning person I will share that on more than one occasion I have forgotten an important item of clothing.  The worst that happened to me was forgetting a dry bra for work.  Good thing that I didn’t have any meeting before 10am and I was able to slip out and purchase one right as the stores opened! This wouldn’t have happened if I had prepacked the night before.

Perhaps you like to work out in the middle of the day or after work.  I can’t tell you the number of times I trained people without shoes or had to modify the workout to eliminate the bounce – or the times my clients worked out in their skirts (Don’t worry – there is really no excuse to miss an enjoyout with me!).  However – these situations are not ideal.  Again – prepack your bags!

I am sure there will still be times in my life where I forget and have to deal with the consequences – but please – do yourself a favor and prepack your bags!

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