Post # 32
Not at all. I look like I just finished laying tile or something. Same here- big shirt, short and some running shoes not matching at all. But when i have a night on the town my body looks fab and i clean up rather nice 😉
Post # 33
my gym is on my campus (I’m a grad student) and I often see not only my peers, but my students or professors, so while I don’t like, get dressed up, I do try to look decent since I do often see people I know! i wear yoga pants and a t shirt, so it’s nothing fancy, but i make sure that i don’t look like too much of a mess. I often already have makeup on from the rest of the day, but even if I haven’t been wearing any sometimes i put on a little bit. usually I put my hair into a side braid because it’s the only way I’ve found that it all stays put during Zumba classes (which is what I mostly am there for), so it actually looks cute even though it’s practical, lol. my hair ends up flying out of pony tails/buns!
Post # 34
I would never wear make-up at the gym… even now when I come home from work and go to do my exercise DVD, I take the make-up off my face because I am paranoid that the sweat will mix with the old make-up and cause me to break out. I don’t want pimples!!
I did invest in 2 figure hugging, bright coloured shirts and 1 pair of pants (black, 3/4) from Lorna Jane … that I only started wearing once my fitness went up.
But as for looking cute… well I’m quite curvy and have ‘wobbly bits’ so even if I did have a nice co-ordinated outfit I don’t know how cute I would look in a gym where half the people have a better figure than I do 😉 Also, after 1 minute of cardio I get my Niagara Falls sweat on, and a beet red face. So yeah, no.
Post # 35
I have really cute gym outfits, and make a point to dress in said outfits to workout. Do I primp and prime? No, I dress in an outfit I enjoy, makeup is never on my face unless I came from somewhere, which required a bit of makeup.
Post # 36
I would never wear makeup to the gym (I don’t wear it on a daily basis anyway, but still), however, I also would never wear super large or baggy clothes there either. Not because I care how I look but I would be DYING I’d be so hot. I get super heated when I work out, I wish gyms were cooler! At least the one I used to belong with felt like a super heat sauna by the end of the work out. I’m glad I’ve been working out at home these days because I feel comfortable just wearing my sports bra and running shorts.
Post # 37
I wear cute gym clothes, but thats about it. And that’s only because I’ve read that wearing tight clothes to the gym is more motivation. But I would never wear makeup to the gym (hello, clogged pores), My hair generally gets piled on top of my head, I drip sweat, and my face turns beet red whenever I exercise.
Post # 38
- Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch
I think having cute workout clothes motivates me a little more 🙂
So yes, I have the cute workout clothes, pony with a colorful headband and cute sneakers. I workout at home so I generally just wear whatever makeup I already have on my face.
Post # 39
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I’m not sure if I’m cute at the gym. I make sure that I smell nice and my hair is decent. I brush and braid my hair tightly and I wear tight, clean clothes that I’m comfortable in and that won’t get caught in anything. My husband would say I’m cute but I doubt anyone else would. I definitely start to sweat buckets too and sometimes I don’t sound pretty because I have asthma.
ETA: I don’t wear makeup and I never have, so I don’t wear it to the gym. I did try doing my wedding makeup then going to the gym a couple of times before the wedding though to see how well the products I bought would hold up because I planned to dance a LOT at the wedding (I did too).
Post # 40
I don’t try to look cute – my hair is just thrown up and I remove my makeup. But I do have cute workout clothes so I think my outfits look good – just not necessarily me in them, if that makes sense? Haha.
I can’t stand wearing baggy clothes when I workout. When I start to sweat it just feels really gross to me to have it sticking all over. I usually wear yoga pants and a small or fitted shirt.
Post # 41
I don’t go to the gym, because I work out at home but I have gone to hot yoga. I do own a lot of cute workout clothes (Lululemon) and they are perfect for looking cute when hiking or adventuring outside. I wouldn’t put any effort into my makeup if going to sweat at the gym but I would make sure my hair doesn’t look like it does when I am at home working out…Haha. It start on top of my head in a messy bun, and end all over the place in a sweaty mess….Don’t want that at the gym.
Post # 42
I guess I look fairly cute when I get there but am super sweaty when I leave. I run so most of shorts and tanks are pretty cute. I even have pink compression socks that I love. I wear Sweaty Bands to pull my hair out of my face with and they come in great colors and patterns. I don’t wear a lot of make up, just a tinted moisturizer, eye liner and some chapstick if I’m running (i lick my lips a lot if running). My take on it is do what makes you feel good. I think though that the better you feel about yourself the better your workout will be. I do see some peeps at the gym wearing the wrong clothes to work out, such as heavy cotton t shirts and huge shorts. But as long as you’re there that’s what counts.
Post # 43
Ha, definitely no makeup (unless I’ve come straight from work). I guess I do have a gym “uniform” of black spandex knee- or capri-length tights and a bright sweat-wicking tank…no tshirts, I get wayyyyyyy too sweaty. I have one UnderArmour sports bra that admittedly is both super-supportive AND makes the girls look good, so there’s that, but other than that one detail I could not care less how I look at the gym, I’m there to “DO WORK” as one of trains tutors says 🙂
Relatedly: I cant get into workout/running skirts. i realize they’re no different than shorts but whenever girls wear them in class and we’re doing, like, abs or planks on the floor, I feel like I’m looking up their skirt and it’s weird. Can anyone explain to me the appeal over regular shorts?!
Post # 44
I love all of these responses! Well, I am NEVER, EVER, EVER one to work out in foundation. It feels slimy and it is the recipe for a breakout. I usually bring cleansing cloths with me If I already have eye make up on, I leave it because I’m OCD with taking it off.
I wore a little mascara today….in addition to my normal bummy gym get-up and you know what? I actually kind of liked it 😉 I must admit, as hypocritical as it may seem, I did laugh at the chick who wore HUGE, CLAPPING, WINDBLOWING eyelashes and…..wait for it……walked on the treadmill….slowly….as she texted on her phone. Ha!
I think I will invest in a few more cute tops so I look a little less like a POW, but the mascara gave me an extra bit of mojo. Not gonna lie
Post # 45
@angustia: No, I definitely don’t look cute at the gym. I wear whatever is clean and comfortable, pull my hair up, and wear either no makeup or minimal makeup (i.e. what I wore to work that day, which is simply a coat of mascara on my top lashes and some brow pencil to match them to my dyed dark hair). Even when I was single, I didn’t bother with looking nice at the gym. I just didn’t want to waste the time getting “ready” when I’d just turn right back around and shower/get ready when I got back home.
Post # 46
I’m a Zumba instructor so I feel like I have to look cute at all times!