Well, there aren't many members yet, but I'll transfer some of the fitness tips I've written on Deadjournal to here.
Mon, Jan. 16th, 2006, 08:53 am
What do YOU work out in?
I've read that if you work out in baggy clothing, it's pretty unmotivating to do a really good job exercising. Instead, you should be working out in very tight clothing.. or in a sports bra so you can see your body and be more motivated to work hard to get your results.
Well, I was somewhat skeptical because I always thought that motivation comes from within. So, I decided to test this theory.
I chose a day where I was feeling normal (not depressed or overly hyper) and I wore baggy clothes for the cardio part of my work out. I started out with some jumping jax. I usually do my jumping jax in front of the mirror so I got to see everything. Well, I noticed that I got tired sooner... felt lazy... wanted to just relax instead of work out. Which is not normal for me, because when I start working out.. I always finish. So, I switched to some shorts and a sports bra.
It was an instant difference in motivation! I could see my thighs, my stomach, my arms... all things that I want to work on.
I'm not saying that you guys need to go half dressed to the gym (at home, it's obviously fine)... just wear a tight tank top and some semi tight work out pants or shorts. Seeing your "problem areas" is great external motivation!
Hope that this will have been some good advice. Let me know if you all feel a difference.