Day 138 – Racer back Tank from an Oversized T-shirt

Hello Yearlings!

This morning I woke up and I said to myself: “Yes, this is it. Today is the day I will get up, get out of bed and do my workout before I go to work.” Cue Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries.

As it turns out, today was not the day. I have no idea when that day will happen, likely never, but if ever it does I am now prepared. I cannot tell you how many times I have actually talked myself out of a workout because I didn’t have enough clean accessible workout-friendly clothing in my drawers at the time. Luckily I’ve got  someone who constantly nags me to do things with her, and so to stop her incessant harpies cry I succumbed to her desire to make racer back workout tanks out of our conjoined plethora of over sized T-shirts.

Literally all you need for this project is a large shirt and some cutting utensils. You could just rip the shirt apart if you feel like channeling your inner He Man, but I'd advise against it.
Literally all you need for this project is a large shirt and some cutting utensils. You could just rip the shirt apart if you feel like channeling your inner He Man, but I’d advise against it.
Chop off the sleeves and collar, then make fold it in half so that you can see through the arm holes and take out circular chunks around the would be collar.
Chop off the sleeves and collar, then make fold it in half so that you can see through the arm holes and take out circular chunks around the would be collar.
If you want you can cut into the sides to give yourself more breathing room, but I left it as is. Then just, using a scrap of cloth from a section you've already trimmed, tie the back of your shirt together through the arm holes and make a bow. This is what gives it the racer back quality.
If you want you can cut into the sides to give yourself more breathing room, but I left it as is. Then just, using a scrap of cloth from a section you’ve already trimmed, tie the back of your shirt together through the arm holes and make a bow. This is what gives it the racer back quality.
Then you're done and you can hit the gym to get pump swole.
Then you’re done and you can hit the gym to get pump swole.

Ingredients:

T-shirt, preferably anywhere from one to three sizes too big for you

Congratulations, you’ve learned a new skill and now have no excuse to not go for a run in the dead of the Texas summer, according to my friend Jess. I’m learning to love things like workout out and running, but it’s been a long and arduous process. I’m slowly being brainwashed by all the really annoyingly active people in my life. They’re basically Manchurian Candidate-ing me until I’m so unrecognizable that I actually participate in 5K’s and call them “fun runs” un-ironically.  As it turns out I would much rather eat foods that are approximately 85% cheese than go to a gym. The struggle is real, but I’m kind of loving it.

Lots of Love,

Maya

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