The Evolution of My 4 Yoga Looks

The Evolution of My 4 Yoga Looks

I’ve been doing yoga for a number of years and have gone through some very different phases as far as how I present myself at yoga class. It actually aligns pretty closely to the characters of one of my all-time favorite cartoons.

– “The Shaggy” – The first yoga class I ever took was at 6 AM. I am not a morning person so it was hard enough waking up and get motivated enough to go, and I put zero effort into looking good. I got it down to a science that if I slept until 5:35 I could make it there just in time, usually with bed-head and sometimes a wrinkled up shirt from the hamper, which was probably inside-out and had pasta sauce on it. I didn’t pick up any dates in that class, but I really didn’t care as I wasn’t about to budge even a bit on my first love, sleep.

– “The Velma” – I later took a yoga class at a really cool studio that also had tai chi courses, chiropractors and Chinese medicine. There were soothing fountains and lotus flowers everywhere which gave it a very peaceful atmosphere. I felt as though that studio had a very “come as you are, as a friend” vibe, so I felt just fine rolling in with whatever workout gear I had packed up and no makeup. I put little effort into looking good, but at least I wasn’t a trainwreck like I was at 6 AM class.

The Evolution of My 4 Yoga Looks

– “The Daphne” – I took a yoga class at one of the big fitness chains for a while. The class was about ½ guys and hey, I was single at the time so I dolled myself up a bit. Embarrassing to admit? Yes. To help me rationalize my behavior that gym is connected to one of the better malls in-town here, and at the time I didn’t want to walk around that hotspot in my sweat-garb. I went out and bought the brand-name yoga gear and even put make-up on sometimes just for class. I know you’re cringing right now, me too! To make matters worse, when I think back I didn’t really push myself very hard in that class. Maybe I was worried my eye-liner would run down my face.

– “The Fred” – This is the look that I currently go for the most (though on occasion I still rock “The Shaggy” in all its glory). I don’t wear make-up anymore to the gym unless it’s what I already had on that day. I have found however that when I put on some yoga pants that fit my body better than others and throw on a cute hat I at least feel a little bit sexy and confident. Combine that with some oversized mirrors and it can really help to motivate me more and make the whole experience a more enjoyable.
The Evolution of My 4 Yoga Looks

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17 Comments

  • Reply Alli Smith May 13, 2016 at 3:56 am

    I keep telling myself that I need to get back to doing yoga. I did it years ago and really enjoyed it. I love your yoga look!

  • Reply CountryLifeCityWife May 13, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I personally love your yoga look and agree with liking the freedom of being Commando. I don’t know if I am there yet when it comes to yoga, though. I sweat EVERYWHERE!

  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson May 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

    You know, I have actually never tried yoga. I really need to start. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger May 13, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I really need some better workout gear. I love my flattering yoga pants, they make me want to exercise more. I buy Cottonelle all the time.

  • Reply Jeni Hawkins May 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I love your yoga gear! Those pants look especially comfortable and flexible. Thanks so much for the great giveaway, too!

  • Reply Notorious Spinks May 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I really need to start back going to yoga classes. Thanks for sharing this fun look.

  • Reply William Sweeney May 13, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I am so glad I don’t have to worry about makeup at the gym!! What a great giveaway prize!

  • Reply Sarah May 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    What a great post to learn a bit more about you. I have heard great things about yoga. Loving the giveaway prize.

  • Reply coolchillmom May 13, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I keep wanting to start doing yoga, you totally inspired me. Thanks for the giveaway too

  • Reply xoxobellablog May 14, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Lol, love your descriptions! I can relate! I love hot yoga in the cooler months.

  • Reply Jeanine Macintosh May 14, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I love the sound of yoga, I just haven’t really tried it. My SIL is big into hot yoga right now, and tells me about it daily… sounds really fun!

  • Reply Franc Ramon May 14, 2016 at 8:02 am

    It’s nice how your yoga story can be told via the scooby doo characters. It’s good that you have cottonelle to give you comfort.

  • Reply Kita May 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    This is a great yoga look. I need to workout and I need great gear when I start.

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor May 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I only tried yoga once and but I think I will have to try it again. Cottonelle CleanRipple Texture wipes are something I have not tried yet but will be picking some up. You can use them for anything. I will have to share this giveaway with my sister. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply michele d May 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I would love to learn how to do yoga. As of right now, I don’t think my body can move like that. lol

  • Reply CourtneyLynne May 16, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Ughhhh I need to get back into yoga so bad!!!!! With summer right around the corner my body can definitely use it.

  • Reply Peachy A. May 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I wanted to try yoga for the longest time now but I couldn’t find the time. 🙁

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