Yeah I wear yoga pants and I don’t do yoga. Shut up. The problem is I have a little bit of a muffin top and jeans dig into my sides so it’s either yoga pants or I’m going back to maternity pants.
I’m hoping people assume that I have plenty of pairs of jeans that I could wear if I chose to but that I constantly rotate Old Navy yoga pants because I’m on my way to the gym! And the truth is, I often am on my way to the gym. I may not get there until 48 hours later but I’m still on my way so get off my back okay!
The main downside of wearing exercise pants exclusively is that it’s very difficult to look put together. I can’t exactly dress them up with dangling earrings or a long necklace and, really, what shoes are you going to wear besides flip flops? So if I’m in yoga pants and flip flops it just seems awkward to have a face full of make-up. And if I have no make-up on then what good does it do for me to make an effort with my hair? And if I’m not going to blow dry my hair then I figure I may as well shower at night and just sleep on it wet.
And this is how I’ve come to resemble a borderline vagrant three quarters of the time. It’s sad that I’ve gotten used to not looking presentable. Recently I had an actual reason to look put on a little make-up and do my hair. When I later ran my daughters to swimming lessons, the instructors freaked out at the sight of me looking the way other moms look on a normal day.“Wow, you look so fancy!” “Where are YOU going?”
I suddenly realized just how far down the “no effort” rabbit hole I’ve fallen. A big part of the problem is that I work freelance more or less from home. The only time I see other people is when I’m shuttling my kids to and from activities or when I occasionally meet another mom for coffee. When I think about my friends who have jobs where they have to actually go in to work and be around other people every day I can’t help but wonder how the hell they do it. So, I pose this question to you moms who go to work on a regular basis: How do you do it? And is there any way to look cute that still involves yoga pants and a scrunchy? Okay fine, maybe just the yoga pants?
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