The Fitness Image


It’s very important to have the right clothing to exercise in.  If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it’s not inspiring for your workout.”

Cheryl Tiegs, Model & Actress

I enjoy looking at fitness magazines when I am waiting in the line-up at the grocery checkout.  They are usually strategically positioned right next to the gourmet food magazines which, I must confess, I looked at first.  The colour-coordinated workout outfits fit smoothly across the firm and resilient bodies of youthful women in their 20’s and early 30’s. They are usually holding some form of weights that seem to defy gravity or, alternatively, they are in a yoga position that I didn’t think our bodies could accommodate.  There is not one bead of perspiration on their foreheads or the appearance of red cheeks, a telltale sign of exertion. The point is, they look great!  But so does that yummy chocolate cake on the cover of the  gourmet food magazine.

Isn’t it interesting that we partition our lives by what we wear?