Do you know the joke:
How can you tell if someone’s vegan?
… don’t worry, they’ll tell you.
(Sorry vegans, but I’m about to make a point!)
Well, how can you tell RED has been working out?
Don’t worry, I’ll flipping tell you and your grandma AND make exercise clothes and share them with the world!
I was kind of a gym rat when I moved back from Japan in 2008. My year in Japan was spent mostly sedentary (thank God I had a car…) and I felt like I needed to whip myself into shape before things got out of control after getting pretty out of shape (although I somehow managed to climb Mt. Fuji without dying. I came close to it, though). I kept up with exercise routinely until I was 28 and my back decided not to play nice. Long story short and multiple small injuries later, I got “old” and couldn’t keep up the same routine (I know, I know… I am young but my years of ballet, Tae Kwon Do, and bad luck caught up with me). Then I got a super great but super stressful job and DD makes delicious beer and… well you can figure out what happened. Back to sedentary life.
But I am ready to change…
… I am ready to take care of myself and listen to my body when it doesn’t like what it’s doing…
… I’m ready to get healthy again and give my body the love it deserves.
But only if I can swath it in Sew RED-y originals while doing all of that. 🙂
Meet the cropped version of the True Bias Hudson Pants, made up in poly/lycra fabric. I’ve made this pattern before (here, here, and here), so this version was a no-brainer for me. The beautiful black and white lacey flowery fabric came from SAS Fabrics here in Tucson. You’ve seen it before when I made my mom some Pneuma Tanks.
I thought these would be fun at the gym as I got tired of the same old black yoga pants day in and day out. They’re great for yoga and just lounging around…
…or prancing around near the wash, as you do.
Some days I change into my gym clothes at work and go straight to a class at the gym. I wore these out of work one day and was complimented on them by a coworker and asked if they were Lulu Lemon pants. I consider that a success. 🙂
By the way, my answer was, “Lulu Lemon? Heck nah, I made these!” And there was a thank you and a high five in there somewhere. Booya.
Have you made your own gym clothes? Do you find it gives you that little extra “oomph” to feel great about working out?
By the way, stay tuned for more RED-y activewear. I have some interesting stuff coming up!
*Disclaimer – My “Bang This” shirt was a gift from DD when we first started dating. It’s nothing dirty, just a tank from The Big Bang piano bar in Tempe. It always makes me laugh. 😉