I have a confession to make:Â sometimes I wear the same workout bra and tee shirt for an entire week before washing them.Â I’ve been thinking about changing this after my meeting with Margaret Shrum last August.Â Not only does she wear clean clothes for every workout, she also makes sure they’re cute.
Since I was already in tee shirt mode in JCPenney last Friday, I also scored two new workout tops there (each $7.30 after sale and coupon).Â Yesterday, I wore the purple top below.Â What a difference in how I felt each time I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror–it shaved inches off before I even reached the treadmill!
Tomorrow I’ll wear the turquoise top below.Â After that, it’s either time for laundry or another trip to JCP because I don’t think I can return to wearing Mr. Campbell’s tee shirts.Â (If he’d known that this was all it took to keep me from borrowing his shirts, he would have taken me to JCP himself a long time ago.)
My new tops are size Petite Large.Â The neckline isn’t the most flattering, but I can live with that.Â I can also live with the way the seams of my Enell sports bra show through, but if it ever bothers me, I can switch to my Anita.
For more on workout tops, check out Charmaine’s search for the perfect workout top or Sarah M’s Lululemon review and extra long top finds.Â (For more extra long top finds, check out my friend Liz Mayer’s new line of activewear for tall women!)
Sarah M used to guest post for Hourglassy as Sadie M and gave a great overview of her favorite sports bras here.Â For more great sports bra reviews, check out Cheryl Warner’s recent search for the best sports bras, beginning with this fun post and continuing with reviewsÂ so far of the Royce Impact Free, the Freya Active Underwire, the Freya Active Soft Cup, and the Shock Absorber Level 3.
The Freya Active Underwire is a god-send, seriously. I can run in that thing (34G, though a 36G in those), they’re sturdy, and they do fine in the washer. It took me SO LONG to find a good bra to run in and I’m so happy to see a bunch of selections mentioned here. Thank you so much for this awesome website.
PS: I just wear lazy t-shirts to the gym, usually the goofy ones I get from Delia’s or Threadless. They are awesome and make me smile when I’m deadlifting. 🙂
Thanks for the testimonial, Jaimee. I just did zumba in my Anita this morning and felt great, but I did see some bouncing going on in the mirror even though I didn’t feel it. I may want to try the Freya Active Underwire since you’ve had such a good experience with it RUNNING.
How fun to wear the goofy tees–you’re probably making other people smile, too. I forgot how much I enjoy reading everyone’s tee shirts when I’m bored on the treadmill.
I wish I could go a week without washing my workout clothes! One wearing and they have to be laundered…It’s always a race to get things clean….
The purple tee and the blue tee on the bottom are fab. I think the blue because of the side seams.