Wednesday, August 21, 2013

For the Love of Sweatpants

Sweatpants.  
I'm sure 90% of you run and change into them as soon as you get home from work.  
And let's not kid ourselves, ladies.  If you put on yoga pants when you're not going to the gym, it's the same thing. 

When I first became unemployed, my best friend warned me:  
"Do NOT live in sweatpants.  You won't know if your real pants are getting too tight." 
She warned me. 
God love her.  



But did I listen?  
No. 
After 5 years of wearing suits, skirts, blouses and a fair share of spanx, I was so excited about the prospect of not wearing real pants. 
Call it lazy, sure okay.  
I didn't sit around and eat bonbons all day, but I did sit around in sweatpants.
And my real pants got too tight.  


When I did leave the house wearing real clothes, it was for interviews, meeting up with friends, and occasionally an effort-filled trip to Target.  
And you best believe that once I got home the sweat pants came back on again. 

It really hit home the other day when I was doing laundry and almost the entire load of dark clothing was comprised of my various sweatpants.  
Yikes.  My poor husband. 
Even though he would never say something

  
Don't get me wrong, sweatpants have a very real purpose in life... 
Those rainy days when you curl up with cocoa and a movie; sleeping; when you're sick; Thanksgiving... 
I love them, and they certainly love all of me.  But I've got to cut the cord, sweatpants.  
Our relationship is bringing us both down.  

What's the point of this post?  
I'm not sure, other than to confess my obsession for sweatpants and hope that someone out there can relate.
Happy Hump Day!  



11 comments:

  1. Yoga pants are the best. I totally live in them if I could. Buuuttt, I can't complain too much because I can wear jeans to work every day. ;)

    Good luck breaking up with your sweatpants.

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  2. I'm right there with you. I stay on my pj's....

    Great post!

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  3. The second I get home from work I often change straight into pjs ;)

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  4. Soo I live in the caribbean and sweatpants aren't reasonable BUT I have to confess that I wear the "baticas" that our abuelas wear for bed... Sigh... and then when I have to go out, I wear a beach dress that's shirred on the top and thick enough that bras are optional... When I have to wear real clothes I panic and take my whole closet apart.

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  5. Girl as soon as I get home from work AND every second on weekends I am either in sweatpants, yoga pants, or just plain pantsless. Pants? Who needs em?

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  6. Sweats :) you betcha I changed in a pair of gym shorts when I got home from work! So I can totally relate with everything you are saying here...even the tight waistband from time to time.

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  7. i work in scrubs so any time I have to wear real cloths I feel crazy. Best of luck on the new job and wardrobe.

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  8. I wear yoga pants in the evening... I need to so that I can go for a walk... but I admit... they are a little too comfortable. I am really hoping that I can keep this up throughout the winter or these yoga pants won't be any good for walking in the spring... lol

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  9. So funny, I'm guilty of this in general, but it's especially bad when pregnant. I can't wait to get my stretchy panel pants OFF and yoga or sweatpants ON! haha

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  10. You are hilarious! I think we've all been in this position at one time or another.

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