Blogger's powerful post reminds us to wear whatever we want at the gym

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“Do not let anyone tell you how you should behave.” (Photo: mybetter_self/Instagram)
“Do not let anyone tell you how you should behave.” (Photo: mybetter_self/Instagram)

During a workout, the only thing on your mind should be completing it with flying colors.

What should not be on your mind? What you’re wearing or how you look to others.

Which is why Paris body-positive blogger Louise posted a seemingly ordinary side-by-side photo to Instagram featuring herself both in a long-sleeve workout top and a sports bra.

The most important part of the photo was the caption — underneath each image she wrote: “Acceptable Gym Outfit.”


Why was this important? Because Louise recently met a woman accused of “showing off her body” for wearing a sports bra while working out at her gym.

“As I was doing my deadlifts in the crossfit room today, a girl walked in,” she recalled.

“She started practicing her pull ups.

“Counting her, we were 2 women and 5 men in the room.

“I saw her getting really sweaty as time passed, but she was keeping her long sleeves top on.”


So once they were both in the locker room, she asked the woman why she was wearing such covered-up clothing while the gym was so hot.

To which the woman hesitated and answered: “‘I do not feel comfortable wearing a sport bra at the gym since a guy told me I wanted to show off my body'”

“EXCUZEEEE ME. I was so pissed off,” Louise wrote.

“I almost asked her which guy told her this so I could give him a little pep talk.

“So guys can train shirtless but women would not have the right to work out in a sports bra?”

❗️LEM'ME TOUCH ON SOMETHING REAL QUICK ❗️ As I was doing my deadlifts in the crossfit room today, a girl walked in. She started practicing her pull ups. Counting her, we were 2 women and 5 men in the room. I saw her getting really sweaty as time passed, but she was keeping her long sleeves top on. . . In the lockers, I saw she had a sport brad underneath. I asked her : "Why did you keep your top on while you were training ? It was so hot in the room !" She hesitated, and answered : "I do not feel comfortable wearing a sport bra at the gym since a guy told me I wanted to show off my body" . . EXCUZEEEE ME. I was so pissed off. I almost asked her which guy told her this so I could give him a little pep talk. So guys can train shirtless but women would not have the right to work out in a sports bra ? . HELL YES YOU CAN GIRL. Do not let anyone tell you how you should behave. Sports bra have been created FOR this purpose, so please, do not feel ashamed wearing it at the gym, especially when it is so warm. For your health, for you comfort, and even more simply for yourself ______________________________________ ❗️PARLONS DE QUELQUE CHOSE D'IMPORTANT RAPIDEMENT ❗️ Alors que je faisais mes soulevés de terre dans la salle de Crossfit cet après-midi, une autre fille est entrée. En la comptant, on était 2 femmes pour 5 hommes. Elle commença à travailler ses tractions, et je voyais qu'elle transpirait de plus en plus, mais elle gardait son haut à manches longues sur elle. . Dans les vestiaires, j'ai vu qu'elle avait une brassière de sport en dessous. Je lui ai demandé : "Pourquoi tu as gardé ton haut quand tu t'entraînais ? Il faisait tellement chaud !" Elle a eu une hésitation, puis a répondu : "Je n'ose plus me mettre en brassière depuis qu'un mec m'a dit que je voulais juste montrer mon corps" . PARDON !!! AI-JE MAL ENTENDU !! J'ai failli lui demander quel mec lui avait dit ça pour lui toucher deux mots. Alors comme ca les mecs pourraient s'entrainer torse nu et nous on ne pourrait pas se mettre en brassière ? . ET BIEN JE PEUX VOUS DIRE QUE SI. Les brassières de sport ont été crée à cette fin, donc par pitié ne vous sentez pas honteuses quand

A post shared by Louise| PARIS |Thinker & Maker (@mybetter_self) on Aug 6, 2017 at 11:33am PDT


“HELL YES YOU CAN GIRL.”

After all sports bras, Louise reminded us, were created for one purpose — working out in.

“Do not let anyone tell you how you should behave,” she added.

“So please, do not feel ashamed wearing it at the gym, especially when it is so warm.

“For your health, for you comfort, and even more simply for yourself.”

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