First of all, whether you’ve recently made a commitment to get in better shape or working out has long been a part of your routine, way to go! Be proud of yourself!
Secondly, just because you’re sweating and working hard doesn’t mean you can forget about how you look. Because it’s a proven fact that when you look good, you feel good, here are some fashion and fitness tips for the over-40 gal.
Dress to Look Modern and Hip
Over and above footwear, give some serious thought to what kind of gear you’ll need. Most women over 40 prefer to keep a little covered, so that means you’ll need a pair of workout pants. Leggings are very popular, but boot-cut workout pants work equally well and more flattering if you’re a pear-shaped gal. If it’s been a while since you worked out, you may be tempted to grab an old t-shirt (or, gasp! maybe even one of your husband’s).
Let me tell you right here, and now, that is a guaranteed way to feel frumpy, and when you feel frumpy working out, you may be tempted to stop working out. Instead, check out the new crop of workout tops. They’re pretty and will make you feel modern and hip.
Finally, don’t forget about what you’ll need as you come and go, like a zip-up jacket you can toss on and off and a great tote to hold your water-bottle, car keys and shower things.
Dress for the Weather
If you’re a runner, have a few options for different weather conditions. Shorts and a wicking t-shirt are great for warm weather, but a long-sleeve wicking top and even a jacket are things you should add to your fitness capsule for when the cooler weather arrives.
Dress for the Activity
Different things are better for different activities. For example, if you’re a runner, a good pair of shoes, a pair of shorts and a wicking t-shirt are your friend. If you’re a yoga-enthusiast, on the other hand, you’ll perform better with leggings and a top that holds in the wobbly bits. And don’t forget the pedicure. Trust me, when you’re doing the Waterfall Pose, you’ll be glad you did.