I received big news yesterday at my 6 week post partum appointment. Nope, not expecting Baby D #2, but I am officially cleared for exercise! I have a few mixed emotions about this development.
A. I’m SO excited because I’ve missed having an exercise goal to shoot for… and maybe Koda will lose some of the chub she’s put on. Sorry pup!
B. I’m a little frustrated because I thought being cleared for exercise would mean I’d be feeling 100% healed and ready to go. It’s not quite the case. I’m still feeling some soreness and discomfort in the pelvic region. Guess it means I’ll move forward at a gentle pace.
C. Now that my body is getting closer to it’s new permanent shape and size, it means I can ditch the maternity yoga pants and GO SHOPPING!!!
I’ve never owned quality workout clothes. Unless you count Soffes. (What? Cheerleading shorts from high school don’t count as quality work out gear?)
Up until I really started training for my 5k last year (for those that haven’t know me long, I’m not a natural runner and yes, I had to train for a 5k… and I loved it!), I never owned real running shorts.
Oh yes, I’m sporting thick workout/pajama pants from target… and I’m guessing marathoners don’t run in kiddie-sized pumpkin t-shirts from Target 😉
An old fleece and a beanie? Fine for starting off… but they get hot and sweat-soaked before long.
So, it’s time. Time for some real running (wogging) gear to motivate me to get out there and tackle another 5k!
I mentioned on TWITTER yesterday that I was hoping to splurge on my first Lululemon purchase soon because I’ve heard their stuff is incredible and well worth the hefty price tag.
After all, I need some real support.
And I’d be so aerodynamic that I’m sure I’d shave minutes off my PR by just wearing this:
And people swear by their yoga pants, so I’d have to get those too, right?
Well, I started hearing feedback from the lulu-lovers and the lulu-non-believers.
Some sample reactions:
- I’m obsessed with Lulu- it’s all I wear!
- You don’t own any Lulu? I live in it!!
- I don’t get the huge appeal… maybe if it was cheaper.
Hmm… this had me wondering. Is Lululemon all it’s cracked up to be?
Or have they just created such a cult like following that people buy it because it’s the thing to do?
So, I’m asking you, friends.
Do you own any Lululemon gear?
Is Lululemon worth the price tag?
What’s the one item you’d recommend?
If you’re not a Lulu fan, what workout gear to you recommend?