Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fashionably Fit

This is the picture Nandini took!!!! Don't you dare laugh!!!
             Up until a few months ago I use to think shopping for work out clothes is a waste of money and I use to just throw on an old T-shirt and wear the same old track pants that I used for my athletic training in college.  In fact I use to always question my boyfriend Vaibhav's fitness buys at Nike and Addidas, I would say, "You have so many tracks, you don't need them, buy something cool". Being a fitness enthusiast he would always buy great workout wear but I somehow never understood the obsession. A few months ago I took to running again after a long break. Initially I wore the same old comfy tees and tracks, then one day I bumped in to my close friend Nandini who couldn't stop laughing and whipped out her blackberry to take a picture of me dressed in that. And to be honest when she sent me the picture I couldn't stop laughing at myself. Now that I am a total fitness junkie and workout 5-6 times a week I felt it was time to get "fashionably fit".
I think I looked better than Hilary Duff at least!
             So  over the past few months I have gone berserk buying workout clothes and I love it. Now its hard for me to walk into a  sports shop and not buy anything.  In fact I spent half an hour trying to decide what to wear for the Mumbai Half Marathon this year. What? I needed to look good and be comfortable. I know fitness clothes don't come cheap but if you want to fashionalize yourself like I did  then now is a good time to start. I think all the fitness stores are on SALE right now so you can shop guilt free!!! Let me tell you what you can get where coz I'm a sucker for sales!!!

Old Navy sports bras from Kalapi
Sports bras- Ok I am sure many of you like me have walked in to Nike in search of a sports bra and thought that its ridiculously expensive. So where does one  buy a good cheap sports  bra???? There is this shop called Kalapi  between Cafe Mondegar and Metro Plaza on Colaba Causeway that stocks export rejects and they have the coolest Old Navy sports bras for less than Rs. 300!!! They are super cool in neon colors and don't worry about getting your size coz they have everything from XS to XL!
Will somebody plz buy Miley Cyrus a sports bra!

Don't you just love Fergie's red and blue combo
Tops- I still prefer my regular cotton t-shirts or ganjees to the dry fits you get at the store. But I like to wear bright colors and chop off the sleeves . ;)

Ashley Olsen wears an oversized shirt to work out. For once the fashionista got it all wrong!

Track pants / Bottoms- Addidas has the best bottoms, you can buy everything from running shorts to track pants . They have great tights too, I just bought two pairs of really cool tights for for my jogs. I wore my black pair to this year's Mumbai Marathon.  And guess what guys Addidas is on sale!!!!

Eva Longoria getting ready to hit the gym
Me at the marathon in my green gangee, black Addidas tights  & my Asics!!!

Windcheaters-  I know when I say you must go to Nike your gonna say she's trying to mention all the fitness brands but its true, Nike makes the best windcheaters. They are quite expensive normally but if you can make it to a Nike store soon you will end up getting last seasons stock (Yes, even fitness brands have seasons!) at 50% off. They do their signature windcheater in different colors every season, so it doesn't really matter if you buy from the old stock, its a steal so go grab one.
Nike windcheater

Shoes- Ever since my boyfriend introduced me to the world of Asics I knew I had to get my hands on a pair. And guess what I finally did  about two months ago and I  will never buy another pair of sneakers from Nike, Addidas or Puma EVER again! The sad part is Asics aren't availiable in India officially. There are a few dealers who stock them but if you want a good variety when you shop then I suggest you buy them when you travel abroad or buy them online on sites such as or They tend to be a little more expensive than your usual sneakers but they are totally worth it.
Jessica Simpson wearing Asics shoes

Our bollywood babes getting fashionably fit


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