Coming out of holiday style, youre probably wondering what in the world youre supposed to be wearing. First quarter style? One word: Workout.
Im talking about moisture-wicking, compression clothing. High-performance cooling fabric. Its whats hot. Even though its cold. Because its the time of year we resolve to lose the extra holiday pounds and prepare for bathing-suit weather.
Wriggle into that nylon tank top, and spandex yoga pants. You wanna blend in, dont you? Well, think polyester. Because if youre not running around town in workout clothes, you are way out of style. Driving carpool wearing your jeans and a cardigan is a veritable fashion faux-pas.
Even if youre not really working out, make sure you look like you are. Throw on a warm-up suit. No one has to know youve got your pajamas on underneath. Put on your tennis shoes, strap on a sports watch, and to the outside world, youre headed to a 5K. I wont tell anyone you just ordered Downton Abbey, Season 2 and youre planning to catch up before the second episode of Season 3 airs. Shhhh.
And hey you might just actually get inspired. If youre dressed for a workout might as well, I dont know work out? Even if you dont belong to a gym, work it out household chore style.
Strap weights to your ankles and skip a stair when you run up to load the washer. Do 10 laps through the kids Jack-and-Jill bathroom, tagging each wall at the far end of their rooms. Hold a plank during the rinse cycle.
Mop on one-foot for optimum core strength. Sprint in and out of the house every 10 minutes until the mail comes interval training is the best. And it increases your chances of being completely winded if someone comes to the door, making the illusion of your commitment to working-out much more believable.
Or just dress the part. Accessorize with a yoga mat. Its a pain to carry it everywhere you go, but people only carry a yoga mat when they are on their way to yoga. So do it. Braided headbands are good. Leg warmers are still in. Maybe a little knit beanie for your head. And biking gloves are much easier to carry through the grocery store than the yoga mat. Plus, itll look like you biked up there, so thats good.
And wear a ponytail. And walk fast. And carry Powerade. And for heavens sake dont wear heels, or someone will think youre working, or shopping, or going to play bridge. Stay with it. Easter will be here before you know it.
(But youll be all caught up for season 4.)