My first introduction to Lululemon was a few years ago Lars and I wondering around some mall.... Might have been Waikiki, or Old Town Pasadena or maybe even the the Americana at Brand in Glendale. All I know is I remember walking into this all girl workout store and being in heaven. Rows and rows of long workout tops........ shorts in every length possible........... and oh the jackets.
I started stacking pile after pile of workout clothes in my arms as I couldn't wait to try them on! Then it happened. Of course Lars had to be the one to burst my bubble. He grabbed a price tag. Probably to a jacket and said, "A HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT DOLLARS?????" And yes that was when my parader came crashing to a halt
Well I don't know how it happened.... I have a suspicion that the manager gave all my aerobic instructors gift cards or coupons.... but all I know the past month all my instructors have been wearing only one brand of clothing.... Lululemon.
Of course you can imagine what has happened in my workout classes. I am blinded by the symbol of the clothes that part of me detests. As soon as the instructor started wearing the brand.....everyone has too.
I said only part of me detests it because.... the bottom line is.... it produces the most darling workout clothes imaginable. But $60 for a top and up to $100 for bottoms??? Add shoes socks and sports bra and your outfit can be clothes to $250!!! Workout 6 days a week.... and that can be over a thousand dollars easily in work out clothes.
But part of me questions.... is it worth it?
So I gave up caffeine again. I know I know, I keep doing it. This time hopefully is for good. I've been having lame health issues and caffeine doesn't help them.
So when I used to come to the gym all pumped up ready to go.... now I feel like a half-dead fat slug who just rolled out of bed.
So I tested a theory the other day... I got up 10 minutes earlier, put on one of my favorite workout outfits and did something I have been totally against .. I put on make up.
The result. I felt better about myself. I worked harder. And had a better workout.
My conclusion. Lululemon. I will continue to try and avoid you. But if putting on a $60 shirt makes a girl work out harder.... more power to her.