Dumb Mom’s Guide. Getting Workout Wear Ready.

Because I’m so not yet.

If you recall a few weeks ago, I wrote about gearing up to add working out to my weight loss strategy.  In case you foolishly don’t read pBd every day of life, here is a reminder: Best Workout Wear for Women.

That post was written 6 weeks ago and, as I type this today, I’ve still not committed myself to a regimented workout plan.

Sure, sure, I still jog during the Cosby Show a couple of times a week.  And, I hit my squats in the shower and my lunges while I brush my teeth (workouts gotta get in where they fit in).

Not, quite the workout regimen I imagined myself adopting when I imagined myself adopting one.

I envisioned a more traditional method that involved me signing up for a gym or at least ordering some DVD featuring a lunatic trainer willing to scream at me to “FEEL  THE BURN!” everyday for a half an hour.

But, yeah, not quite.

I did make good on my plan to acquire attractive and functional workout wear though!  It came straight from pvBody, and is super chic and functional as expected.

I love it because I feel seriously fast in it…

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Like superhero-leap-a-building-dodge-a-bullet fast.  And, like Olympic swimmer: sleek, hairless, and fast.  Okay, it’s winter, no way am I hairless.

But, the way this suit fits, I truly feel like I could cut through water like a torpedo.  You know, if I could even really swim (I won’t drown, but apparently, doggie paddling is not considered for real swimming.  Whatevs.).

It’s moisture wicking, and preshrunk, and chafe-resistant and all of that stuff you look for in high quality workout wear.  It’s also affordable and easily accessible from the comfort of your own home.

That’s right, you can snag this workout gear without even getting off of your couch!

Plus, the way pvBody works (they create a personalized outfit for you; see below), novice workout-ers like myself can happily wind up with a great fitting workout outfit without spending a bunch of time puzzling over whether it’s gonna hold up the girls (necessity), or repel camel toe (gag), or highlight your muffin top (Please.  No.).

I love that about pvBody.

And, I love my pvBody selected workout wear.

And, I wear it all the time.

In my house.

Because, seriously…

pvBody workout wear

Ahhhhh!  It is NOT going outside.  Not on this body anyway.

I just don’t feel confident taking all of this action out to the gym when it seems like I am the only person there who actually NEEDS to be there.  I should maybe look into going at a different time of day.

As fast and as sleek and as ready to Pump.  It.  Up. as I feel when I slide into my workout wear, those feelings are completely negated by the fact that I’m pretty sure the Gilliam Anderson clone leading my class and the Kate Hudson look a like standing next to me in it are judging me as I stumble over myself.

Okay, probably they’re not.  But what if they are.  But I feel like it.  Totally.

So, I’ve come up with a foolproof go-to-the-gym-strategy: I will not go to the gym until I lose more weight!  And, should the need to go to the gym arise, I will wear my loose-fitting-yoga-pants-and-ratty-college-tee disguise.

Then, when I start looking all fly, I will just bust up into the gym in this outfit like what!

I will be all badow with it, and chicks will slip offa the treadmill, and dudes will like drop weights on their toes, and the trainers will be climbing over the counter tops to high five and fist bump me.  I will slide into a Zumbatomic class and know all the moves.  Then dive into the pool to swim laps without even rippling the water (yeah, I’ll know how to swim then).  Then, when I come up from taking a drink from the water fountain, and shake out my hair, all slow-mo-sexy-like, the entire gym will bust into song, followed closely by dance.  And, when those judging chicks from class give me the elevator eyes, I will be all FACE and walk backwards outta them with my posse.

It will be 80s movie epic.

And entirely in my mind.

I’m saving my public pvBody gear debut for that day.

Want to snag some pvBody for your workout?  Here’s what you need to know:

Easy peasy lemon squeezy: pvBody is easy. Take the quiz, sign up and boom, an awesome package arrives at your door each month with a hand picked outfit for you!

Every outfit is styled just for you by a pvBody expert. Each month you receive an outfit worth $150, but you pay just $49.95. You’re getting great, quality pieces for a fraction of the retail cost thanks to the relationships pvBody has built.

pvBody is not just another clothing company, but a lifestyle brand. Their blog is a great place to check out tips and tricks for healthy, delicious meals and at home workouts.

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of pv.body. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. says

    Childcare at the gym total makes any discomfort you may have about walking around with in-shape people disappear. I figure, at this point, having given birth four times in teaching hospitals, the public display of the fit of my gym clothes is the least of my problems.

    Go and have some fun, and find a class that makes you smile. You can even get a workout in a Pole Dancing class. The point is to enjoy it!

  2. says

    Love it! You’re crazy to think you can’t leave the house wearing that. Have you SEEN the (actually ill-fitting) things people wear out in public?! You look fab!

    I hear you on avoiding the gym though. I am The World’s Clumsiest Woman Ever. No rhythm either. That does not make for a good exercise class participant– unless I’m there solely for the amusement of others and/or to make them feel better about themselves.

    For now me and my yoga pants are trying to take long walks regularly while pushing a toddler in a stroller (sort of like weight training when hills are involved, no?).

    • Dumb Mom says

      I go to Zumba or hip hop classes and I just stand there and shake. I sweat though. Because I actually am moving so fast, I LOOK like I’m standing still!

  3. says

    I hate going to the gym because everyone looks at me like why are you here? Um, just because I’m not losing weight doesn’t mean I don’t like to exercise or move or work up a sweat OR TAKE CARE OF MYSELF.

    I am going to a Zumba go-go class this Saturday though. Watch out.

    And your outfit is really cute. I can’t wait for you to go outside in it when you’re ready because I know that smile is gonna be killer watt!

    • Dumb Mom says

      Yeah, even skinny people need to work out! I am just intimidated by the buff chicks with the strong necks and the tight booties.

  4. says

    When I see someone who looks like me at the gym, I think, “if they can do it, I can do it.” Of course my gym seems to be mostly populated by 30-50 something dudes who think they are as in shape as they were in high school along with a few skinny perfect moms who surely should not smile so much at a place of pain. Go out into the world with your hot new workout clothes. Seriously!

    • Dumb Mom says

      Thanks! This is probably bad, but I look for classes with an old lady in it. Like super old. Then I use her as my motivation. I look at her workin it and think, I could be like that if I just keep going!

  5. says

    Your outfit is cute.

    I’m currently waiting on the one I ordered back in November… haven’t gotten it and have already been charged for my December outfit. :(

    Did get an email saying they’re sorry, they’ve been swamped, but no one actually answered the questions I have.

    My outfits(and yes, there better be two that are arriving on my doorstep SOON) better be as cute as yours! And then maybe I’ll forget about my temporary bad service.

    • Dumb Mom says

      Thanks. And that blows. I’ve already decided I don’t need another outfit until my body gets with the program and actually fits this one. I COULD get a slightly large size or a loser shirt, but I don’t want to. I. Want. THIS. To fit.


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