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3 Ways To Look Good While Working Out

by Milana

Working out is the new black! I love working out and I do it regularly. That’s the situation today, but it has taken me a long time to become ”addicted” to going to the gym.

For me, being motivated to go to the gym can sometimes go hand in hand with having the right equipment – and I don’t mean work-out machines – I mean serious business like shoes, tops, bags, water bottles and so on!

The most important thing when you’re working out is:

  • That you’re comfortable - There’s nothing worse than your shirt crawling up, your shoes squeezing your feet or your sports bra being too big and not at all supportive! It’s important to make sure that all of these things are perfect, in order to be able to focus on having a good workout.

Here are some things that will make your work-out just a little bit easier and fun and help you look good, even though you’re sweating!

3 great ways to work out


Here are three of my favorite work-outs; Yoga (for lean muscles), Step (for a slim body) and running (for a great fitness)!

Yoga

If your serious about working out and maybe some special work-out programs and techniques, make sure you have the right shoes and clothes. For instance, Yoga pants differ a lot from running pants, even though they might look like each other. If you’re a Yoga lover, make sure you have your own Yoga mat – it’s just more hygienic.

Step

Bodystep is one of my favorite workouts – you burn a lot of fat and you get some great looking muscles! Make sure you have the right gymnastics shoes on – if you’re wearing running shoes, youor legs will get too tired from all the jumping. Also, a wristband is a good idea – you’ll sweat a lot and it’s always great to be able to easily wipe the sweat off while you’re jumping, dancing or whatever you might be put through in a Bodystep class.

Running

Running…Hmm… Something I’m trying so hard to love! I’ve never been a good runner. I simply couldn’t run – my legs started hurting after I ran for 5 minutes. I then got some Nike Shox (picture above) and lo and behold – those shoes do half the work! So it’s super important to have the right running shoes. Make sure you have a running watch too, so you can keep track of time and your heart rate. For running, I prefer capris.

Hair at the gym

This is your chance to sport an Anna Kournikova hair-do. Pull your hair back and braid it. It will not get in your way and it will be a lot easer to move around without hair in your face!

Make-up at the gym

I don’t know about you, but to me, there’s just something wrong about seeing a woman in full make-up at the gym. It’s not sexy – it’s actually pretty weird. Be cool and stay away from make-up at the gym – you’re there to work hard – your make-up will melt and you will without a doubt end up looking worse than if you didn’t have any make-up on!

What about you ladies? Do you work out?

Any work-out tips and trips when it comes to outfits?

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susan March 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Excellent advice, especially for someone likes me who sits way too long in front of my computer doing Web 2.0 and blogging. Thanks for posting.

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Milana March 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Go out and join some fitness classes, Susan! :) I’m all about Web 2.0 and blogging (that’s what I do too) but working out gives me a lot more energy for doing all of those things. I just got home from Bodyattack – so hard, but fun. You should try Bodystep (my favorite class – it’s a concept class created by Les Mills and is the same all over the world) – It’s a really great work-out! Check out all Les Mills body-classes here http://www.lesmills.com/ :)

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Rashmi March 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I used to wear all my “to be discarded” Tees, tracks to the gym.. Ofcourse the shoes were always the perfect pair … and then I realised how odd I looked among all those well dresses ladies some of them there for serious gymming and the rest just needing a chance to look all sporty… and I got myself a nice Gym wardrobe… cool funky tees, tracks, sports bra, headbands and an Ipod (earlier I was happy watching teh big TV screen and listening to those really boring songs on the player) and now I want to go to the Gym everyday (time doesnt permit though) and I love my sporty look…

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Milana March 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Good story, Rashmi… The right clothes make it more fun! And YES! An iPod is a must-have with all your favorite music! :) Thanks for the comment!

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Maile John April 5, 2010 at 12:03 am

I love this post! Just because we all get ugly and sweaty when we work out does not mean our clothes need to be frumpy. The only exception is padded riding shorts for long distance cycling. They are a must have for a three hour bike ride but soooooo ugly!

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Milana April 5, 2010 at 7:37 am

Hey Maile,

Thanks for the comment – you are absolutely right. Padded riding shorts must be the ugliest shorts in the world- but yes, rather wear them, than not be able to sit after a spinning class :)

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Selina May 12, 2010 at 3:16 am

I adore this post because I never know what to wear to the gym! I especially love the longish jacket for the Yoga look. Does anyone know where I could purchase one of those??

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Milana May 12, 2010 at 9:05 am

Hey Selina! It’s from Nike. You can buy it online or in their store :) It’s from the Yoga line!

Thank you – happy to hear you like the post! :)

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Brittany October 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I love working out and yoga and running are my favorites. I always like to make sure I have my ipod with music for what I’m doing, if I’m doing yoga o try to play more clam music somtimes just instremental. Then when I’m running I listen to a faster pace, like rock or r&b. I really like the outfits you picked for running and yoga. I’ve never tried step but now I just may give it a try.

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Milana Saric October 12, 2010 at 12:40 am

Step is so much fun – give it a go! It’s really hard, though, but gets you in shape in no time. Thanks for the comment :) Xx

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Lucinda December 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

I can’t go to a body step class so is there anything I can do at home? Is it just like a fitness DVD??

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Milana Saric December 23, 2010 at 9:39 pm

For bodystep you’ll need a step bench, but I’m sure you can find some videos on youtube! At home I mostly do push-ups and some yoga exercises. There are lots of great youtube videos you can watch! Thanks for the comment!

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Chrysler January 19, 2011 at 2:15 am

LOVE your post. So agree on the part about looking good, as I find myself more motivated to go to my gym classes when I’m wearing the right kind of sports wear – tops, bottoms & shoes.

My favorite class happen to be BodyStep as well :) followed by BodyJam and BodyBalance too? Do u do those too?

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