If you’re reading my blog from California a) I’m jealous and b) this post may not pertain to you, unless you plan on visiting me in Canada. *This is perfectly fine and welcomed.*
I workout close to home, so I tend to boot it home and shower here versus showering at the gym. I also tend to change at work from work clothes into my gym gear (suit-up, if you will) to save time too. I’m not sure how many of you do this as well, but regardless I think there are a few items that you should have on hand for that walk home or to the gym to make your winter wonderland walking a success.
I’m a huge fan this season of leg warmers. One may say I have a bit of an obsession with them. My favourite to put on these days over my workout tights to keep the ‘pistons of power’ (Read: legs) warm, are from Grace and Lace. They recently appeared on Shark Tank, so it’s a bit of a wait to get them sent to you, but SOOOO worth it. They’re cute, warm, and if you put them under your boots, the little lace part sticks out and gives your outfit some pazazz! *spirit fingers*. Your legs also stay warm, which is ultimately the goal at the end of the day.
The second piece that I love for winter is a nice loose toque that I like to refer to as ‘the hipster toque.’ Now mine is bright red and has a pompom on it, and it cost a dollar. However, you could go more upscale with your ‘to and from the gym toque” – the world is your oyster. It’s great for after the gym – you can throw it over gym hair that may not be acceptable looking to that hottie on the street who’s checking you out. Think about it, a nice little toque adds that ‘you’re cute’ factor to some hair that could potentially otherwise just look like a sweaty mess. Think about it. Functionally, your head stays warm as well – BONUS! 🙂
The third item is a nice comfy pair of jogging pants. These days my favourite pair are from Roots. They’re the classic-style baggy jogging pants. They can go over your workout shorts, capris or tights, and they add that extra barrier between you and the winter wind. I love how comfy and baggy they are. They’re also great for lounging on a regular day, or perhaps at an après-ski type situation by a cozy fire.
For all of you starting some awesome new years resolutions at the gym, hopefully this helps! For you pros out there, feel free to add some of your tips/favourite gear in the blog comments section! Sharing means caring!