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Plus sized activewear

1 Apr

I’ve had this blog for awhile, but haven’t really posted, but now have some life goals that require me to start writing again and really what better place?

Lately my DH and I have been running, not far, not fast, but running nevertheless. We surprisingly don’t hate it (I’m a long time exerciser, but I’ve never been a huge fan of running). But I now find myself in desperate need of new active wear. I have shorts so old I’m pretty sure they were originally made in the US, okay, they aren’t that old, but I’m pretty sure they weren’t made this century. Certainly the elastic has reached that unpleasant crunchy state. I sew a little, but I don’t want to waste my limited sewing time making shorts/sweat pants that I’m going to exercise in. (I also have great concern about where my clothes are made and under what conditions, which is why I tend to wear my clothes until they are falling apart, but I’m also cheap and that’s a other topic for a whole other day.)

My workout clothing options are horrifying limited. I’ve looked at Old Navy, Lane Bryant, and Junonia. Old Navy is so hit or miss with their quality to begin with, but their short options are very tight shorts or very short shorts, neither of which is particularly appealing. Lane Bryant’s workout clothes can only be described as workout in name only, even on their website, their models aren’t wearing actual exercise shoes. I know Junonia has a really good reputation for quality but their prices just put me off. I should just get over it I have shorts I bought at Target like 7 years ago I still workout in, but come on, $65 for shorts, I just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on shorts to exercise in. I just can’t.

I just don’t understand the lack of clothing options for plus sized women. (I don’t really know if the same is true for plus sized men.) You’ve got all that fat fear mongers telling us we’re gonna die any second now if we don’t start exercising, but apparently we don’t get appropriate clothing.