As much as I kid myself that I'd be a total gym bunny if it wasn't for having small DC hanging off me all day, realistically I haven't been to the gym in years and won't be able to go til my youngest gets his funded hours in another two years. However, I find myself liking sportswear. Is it totally unreasonable to wear it if you aren't going to be working out? I do have a fairly active lifestyle in that we're usually walking the dog/going to soft play/going swimming/going to the park...
I wear it all the time! My job is physical and requires me to be able to move with ease. Sportswear is perfect for it. I used to feel like a bit of a fraud but so many people are doing the same I think it’s just normal now.
@HelenLaBloodyAnnoyed go for it! I work out at home (Pilates/yoga/body weight exercises) and wear gym wear. Would doing some exercise at home be feasible for you? My routine only takes 20-30mins depending on what I do and it's really toned me up (size 8 at 5'8) and makes me feel strong and motivated during the day. (I'm happy to post it on here if it helps you?)
I usually wear it also to walk to dog on long hikes, but plenty of people wear it out and about too. Just make sure you have some gym leggings that aren't see through!! (Or wear a long top)
Not unreasonable at all! The trick is when taking kids to school, you put on some Lycra, scrape hair back (no makeup needed) “Yeah, I’m straight off to the gym” 😁 Get home, cup of tea with the paper. We’ve all done it
I think I must have been living in a bubble as the penny only dropped for me recently that people are wearing gym clothes but not going to the gym in them. I guess I'm a slow learner.
I only wear my gym clothes to and from the gym, although quite often I will run errands on my way home so I am often found in gym gear (leggings, vest, sweatshirt) in the local bakery, supermarket etc.
A few weekends ago I stopped by Broadway Market on my way home from my usual Sat morning HIIT class and realised that at least half of the women there were wearing gym clothes. Then I noticed that none of them had actual bags (rucksacks etc) so they probably hadn't been (or were going) to the actual gym. And the penny dropped for me. I am still slightly baffled by it. I guess I'm old school. If you see me in gym kit, its because I've been exercising (or I'm about to). But my approach seems to be unusual these days!