When you get really into some kind of activity or a hobby or yours, you start seeing that you start spending a lot more money for that thing. And it is normal, because you love it so much that to invest in the activity that you love is just a pleasure. There are activities or hobbies that do not require that much of investment, but there others that you notice that you keep putting in more and more money. One of these is sports.
Healthy and active lifestyle is very popular now and there are more and more sports that you can get into. Maybe because of that popularity that working out has gained now, sports apparel and supplies are getting more expensive than ever. For instance, have you ever noticed that even a simple top or a sports bra costs as much as a weekly amount you spend on food? This whole industry is just getting more and more expensive.
Of course, you can say that you can go to the gym wearing simple old clothes, but even in the gym, where you go to work out to boost your confidence, people are judging you! You go there and there are all these fit people wearing all this nice clothes for working out and you come in wearing old sweatpants! They will all look at you; they will judge you and you will just feel bad about yourself. Or imagine going there with old sneakers that you do not want to wear out anymore. Again, people will look at you and will judge you just because you are wearing old shoes. Sadly, gym and other places for working out became a place where you feel the pressure to dress up and to look at certain way.
Do not let this pressure of looking good get to you and do not start spending all the money you have just to buy new trainers! Buy nice clothes for working out because you want to, not because you have to and just enjoy your exercise. And though looking good is not necessary for feeling confident, it definitely helps!