So if you are like me (an alpha in training), you like to look cute 24/7. Looking good can affect your mood and even decide if you feel like working out. So without furthur ado, here’s my guide on looking cute @ the gym or when you are playing sports.
1. Clothes- You have to wear the right types of clothes when working out. Bad fitting clothes/ ones that arent designed for working out can lead to blisters, acne, and all sorts of injuries. Choose well fitting clothes that are specially designd for whatever you plan to be doing.
Nike tempo shorts ($30) can be used for almost any sport, and come in all sorts of cute colors & patterns.
C9 shorts at Target ($16) at target, are a low priced alterntative to the Nike shorts. I personally like the premuim line the best, but the advanced are good too (at about $14).
A shirt or tank with a motivating slogan (like this one) might be a good thing if you need an extra push to head to the gym. Avoid things made with cotton, wool, silk, etc. , as they won’t absorb sweat. To be on the safe side, make sure it’s labeled “dry fit” so it will absorb your sweat.
A good pick is Under armours “don’t be last” graphic tee (24.99).
Hoodies are also fine, but just save them for when it’s freezing cold.
* Sports Bras- No matter what size you are, every girl needs a good sports bra. I suggest getting fitted at a place like Victoria’s secret first, so you’ll know your perfect size. Do jumping jacks in the dressing room (when you have the sports bra on) to be sure it fits. Any bouncing means you need a bigger size.
– If you are a double D or bigger, it’s not going to be easy to find a good sports bra. I suggest looking online, Freya for example is known to make really good ones.
– Also replace those sports bras after a year. Not doing so can lead to pain and bad support.
* Yoga pants/leggings- These are fun to layer with shorts or are great on their own.
* Shoes- Choose the right ones for your sport and remember to replace them every 6 months.
* Running skirts- These are more like “skorts” to be honest. They feature a skirt like top like layer and have bike shorts underneath. Running skirts are a fun alternative to just plain shorts, but might not be okay for all sports. Check with your coach first.
2. Makeup. You don’t really need makeup when you are playing a sport (real housewives much?). But if you can’t go outside without your "face" on, choose nothing that will smear, smudge or flake. That means water proof mascara, tinted lip balm and thats it. Wearing foundation, blush, etc. can lead to clogged pores and racoon eyes. Also don’t forget about dedorant! You don’t want to smell funky.
– Some great lip balms include Babylips, Burt’s bees tinted lip balm , and Yes to Carrots tinted lip balms. All of these can be found at a local drugstore.
– Does your hair get greasy? Try dry shampoo which gets rid of grease and adds some volume. (If you have thick hair, you can still use dry shampoo. Just avoid ones that state volume as one of the benefits.)
3. Hair. Keep it simple. A ponytail or messy bun is about as creative as you can get. (you’ll be sweating, remember?) Mist it back with some hairspray, or a frizz spray. (Garnier sleek and smooth 5 in 1 finishing spray is awesome and the 6 bucks is a great price.)
4. Extras. This isn’t the time to wear your brand new Tiffany charm bracelet, but you can still jazz up your look with a fun tote or some cute wristbands.
I hope you enjoyed this first part of my get a goregous body series 🙂 I’m sorry for not posting in such a while, school has been insane to say the least. Leave a comment on what you thought, I’ll be happy to respond.
Also please continue to send in suggestions for your favorite drugstore beauty products.
Until my next post,