I have a few basic necessities in life – I need food, air, water, shelter. I need cookies on occasion, preferably fresh from the oven. I need an extra foamy cappuccino every few days (and I need them to get my order right and make a cappuccino NOT A LATTE – because, hello? They aren’t the same thing). And daily, yes DAILY, I need some sort of physical activity, exercise.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not an intense female body-builder-y type with scary muscles. I can’t bench press your minivan and I don’t think you would be intimidated if I flexed my muscles at you. You might even still win in an arm wrestling contest (I said MIGHT. I’m still strong).
I believe that a healthy body is a happy one, and I believe good fitness and good health is also crucial for your state of mind. I jot it on my to-do list daily, and with few exceptions, it always gets crossed off the list, completed. Sometimes I walk, sometimes I run, sometimes I throw myself at Jillian Michaels’s mercy and I Shred. I’ve also been known to lift weights, Tae Bo, Turbo Jam, dance around my office nonstop for thirty minutes, hit the recumbent bike, do pushups or situps. Uh, you get the picture. THERE ARE OPTIONS, AND I CHANGE THINGS UP.
One thing I never want to change is being comfortable while I work out. Over the years, I’ve tried many different types of workout attire – the old baggy tshirt and shorts standby, the spandex jog pant (there is no photographic evidence of such), yoga pants, sports bras, sports camisoles that ride up to my rib cage and create a muffin top between the bottom of my top and the top of my pants (it ain’t pretty).
The pants? SO COMFORTABLE. Whether I was exercising or just sitting cross-legged on my office floor avoiding work, these pants were not only decadently comfortable, but very stylish as well. The lines are clean, the fit is forgiving – and these pants have a tendency to make one’s booty look AH-MAZE-ING (I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true, because believe me, I never think my butt looks amazing in anything. But these pants? Yes. Very…YES).
These pants are so comfortable I even picked up another pair – as I intend for these to be my wardrobe this summer as I’m walking 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I will wear these pants over the next few months while I train and I will wear them as I walk through the Bay Area with thousands of other people to raise money to fight breast cancer.
These pants don’t get soggy or gross when you sweat (and let’s face it, sometimes there’s sweat). They remain lightweight enough that they don’t hamper your workout. With a colorful short sleeve t-shirt and some flipflops, you could easily transition these from gym wear to just…lifewear. Hitting the grocery store or picking your kids up from school. I’m not one for wearing my workout clothes unless I’m working out – but these pants? These could make the transition to daily life. Jockey really got it right with this line.
Though I was provided with items of Jockey clothing for free to review, the opinions, as always are my own. I was not compensated to write this post.