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Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I Am Not Comfortable In My Outfit

We've all had those days when we hate everything we try on. Some how it makes us feel even worse when we go to put on our workout clothes. So many of the clothes advertised are way too tight, which can make us feel self-conscious about our bodies.

Since a lot of people are working out in the first place to lose weight and tone up, it doesn't make sense to ditch going to the gym because you don't think you look good enough to go - that's just silly.


Be proud of yourself for having the motivation to workout, and try to envision the body you hope to have - and know in your heart that if you stick to your exercise plan, you'll get there. In the mean time - just because other ladies are wearing sports bras and tiny spandex shorts, doesn't mean you have to. Here are some ideas:

For a bigger chest: Wear a minimizing sports bra like this one from Enell, or if you feel comfortable wearing one of those tank tops with the shelf bra built-in, wear a sports bra underneath it. It'll make your chest look smaller.

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For bigger legs: Who says you have to wear tight pants that look like they were painted on? Get yourself some baggier pants made out of thin material. I like these found by JKe895 - They're not too tight, and not so loose that they look like you're wearing a tablecloth. Plus, the white stripes down the sides give the illusion that your legs are longer than they really are.
For a bigger booty: You could definitely wear loose-fitting pants, but you might also think about trying a running skirt or skort. The one shown is made by prAna and called the Sugar Mini Skirt (love the name). I also like this one found by Brown_Sugar.
For a bigger belly: Ditch the teeny tight-fitting tanks, and opt for a looser fitting t-shirt over a sports bra. Or you could wear a warm-up jacket, like this one found by SU3.

Just so you know - you're not alone. Most people wish they could change something about themselves (that's part of the reason we workout in the first place).

Fit's Tips: If working out in public makes you feel too self-conscious, build your own home gym. Get yourself some kind of exercise machine to use at home (like a treadmill or stationary bike). Buying fitness DVDs is also a great option. You could also exercise with your friends - they'll offer the motivation and emotional support everyone needs.

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