Clothes are a huge part of the fitness process for most people. Those working out to achieve a certain weight or size are really looking for an instant lifestyle change that is really all about clothing. Meaning, most of the world wears clothes to cover themselves, but fit people, thin people, well they wear clothes. Clothes look good on them, and they’re not covering up something unsightly from the rest of the world. Are your clothes wearing you? Or are you wearing your clothes? It must be painful on the self-esteem to buy clothes because they “cover this” and “hide that.” Most really want to be able to wear their clothes, to buy clothes because of the particular color or style, but for most, all styles don’t look right.
Another reason clothes are a huge part of the fitness process is because fitness clothing is very important to fitness. People who are just trying to cover themselves up come to a funny dilemma when they become active: Fitness clothing fits very true to size and is mostly fitted to the body, but it helps in the way that doesn’t really hinder exercise. Most don’t care. Most people will still cover themselves up, wear bigger clothes, and get less from exercise. Since building that bridge from your clothes wearing you to wearing your clothes takes exercise, then fitness clothing should be a priority. Why miss out on the great brands and technologies out there just because you’re too shy to wear clothes that skinnier people would wear? If you can move in your clothes, and they don’t bother you, then that’s one of the first few steps to feeling better while you work out, and also feeling better about yourself.
After you get some great fitness clothes, things that “do this” instead of “hide that,” you’ll get that concept of clothes working for you. As your body changes, you’ll also start to look at street clothing in a much different way. If you think about it, the more we exercise the right ways, the more we look like models. If exercise is necessary, then there’s no reason to come down on modeling agencies and mannequin makers for dictating the ideal body type. There’s also no reason to complain about the ways clothes fit, because the alternative might scare everyone. Surely there are clothing companies and organizations that capitalize on the demand for larger-cut clothing-like the NFL. The items at NFLShop.com are all over-sized. One, because most of the items are given as gifts, and two, the most important reason, because the people who buy football team gear also drink endless pitchers of beer, and watch seven hours of football while seated per week. They understand that if you’re going to cover up an unsightly female beer belly or a stellar pair of male breasts then wearing something everyone can understand, like a Peyton Manning jersey, is the best way to divert their attention.
The over-eating, under-exercised majority in our society is like a divided race that has no idea they’re connected. Those trying to lose weight and look better in their clothes are trying to do so because they wished that better styles came in bigger sizes. Those who have given up on styles and are trying to please the public with a size 4XL Giants’ hoody are comfortable in their clothes. Both though feel the need to cover themselves up, but the first group, because they at least have sense of style, never associate with the second. In reality, they’re all not exercising enough. If we were focused on health and improvement, then there would be no argument over why clothes fit a certain way, and bigger sizes wouldn’t be marketed to certain people. If you want to be a person who wears clothes, then also be a person who does exercise and truly lives your life. A life of doing and living will make what you’re wearing insignificant, and only significant to those who wish they could wear clothes like you.