While working on my fitness, the only interpretation I have of "looking hot" involves pouring sweat, having a complete case of "red face," and needing to put my window A/C unit on the "high" setting. Looking like a Swimsuit Illustrated cover model is pretty much my last priority -- incinerating calories and boosting metabolism is. I would bet pretty much most women feel similarly. But not the gals down on the Jersey Shore -- bless their fake-baked hearts. They want to look "sexy" while working out. Or at least Sammi Giancola aka Sammi Sweetheart does. She's coming out with her very own line of workout clothes called Sexy Sweetheart.
She describes the line as including the basics: "Sports bras, yoga pants, and jackets." Sounds promising, but at the same time ... the name of the brand should give any woman who is serious about fitness pause.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not refusing to acknowledge the built-in vanity that comes with exercising. It reminds me of what Jillian Michaels says while making me do this incredibly difficult "crab" move in one of her Body Revolution workouts. She says something along the lines of, "Sure, I want to see you live to 100, see your granddaughter graduate college, but I also want you to feel comfortable having sex with the lights on!" Hell yeah. Of course we work out in order to look sexy. But while working out? While we're actually sweating our tuchuses off at the gym, taking a spinning class, holding downward dog? Hell no.
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All we really care about is being comfortable! I don't need rhinestones and flowers and hearts on my sports bra, a brand name plastered onto material clinging to (and drawing attention to) my behind, or a low-cut workout bra. Most of us just want the garments we throw on to work out to fit well.
Sure, it doesn't hurt to try to look "cute." No one wants to look like a total slob, especially if you're exercising in public. Plus, I realize some people actually go to the gym to focus on things other than their workouts (like the cute guy at the juice bar or the ripped Pilates instructor?). But ultimately, what we want in workout wear is form over function. Hopefully, Sammi's applied that concept to her new line. Will be interesting to see how it turns out!
Do you try to look sexy while working out or is that the last thing on your mind?
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