The other day as I was getting dressed to teach my indoor cycling class, I realized wow, I am wearing a ton of positive motivators right now!
-My Road ID, which I chose to have engraved with 'Dream Big'.
I wear my Road ID EVERYWHERE, not just for safety, but as a constant reminder to dream big and keep trying to achieve my goals, even when they seem far away (such as injury, life stress, etc.)
-My Gotta Tri Sweaty Bands headband, which I purchased with a gift card my friend gave me after I completed my first triathlon. :)
-My newest My Soxy Feet socks, which I KNEW I had to have as soon as they came out!
I was literally decked out in inspiration from head to toe ;)
Other items that inspire me as soon as I put them on (actually, sometimes I choose to put these on just to inspire and motivate me):
-My "I Tri" t-shirt that my mom bought me at the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon expo, when I was still super nervous and unsure of myself (yes, the day before the triathlon). She believed that I could conquer my fears and complete my triathlon.
-My Iron Girl Columbia technical shirt
I freaking love this shirt. For one, it's my absolute favorite color, but it's also a reminder that I, she who was so scared to ride a bike that she came this close to quitting the triathlon a month before the race, not only completed the triathlon but had an amazing and life changing experience.
My husband would like to remind you that I'm still terrified of riding my bike, haha. #justkidding #notreally But the important thing is not giving up! I'm still proud of myself every time I ride my bike outside.
Is there truth in the expression, the clothes make the (wo)man? In this case, I'm going to go with yes. Obviously, I still have to make the choice to get up, put my socks or headband or shirt on, and get out there, but I do feel that these external motivators give me an extra dose of inspiration.
Do you think it's silly to say that clothes can inspire you? Or, are you like me, and do you choose your workout wear to inspire you?