Tuesday, July 28, 2009



You might remember back a few months ago when I was wishin’ and hopin’ and twistin’ and bendin’ in yogurt yoga class. I had a few questions. Braja was kind enough to enlighten me and explain as best she could to an idiot novice such as myself. There was one question that Braja didn’t answer for me though.

What makes yoga pants……”yoga pants”?

At the time I asked this question, I didn’t own a pair and was wearing the same workout wear to yoga class that I wore to workout in the gym. Uninformed and clueless as to what to look for in a great pair of yoga pants, I set off on a shopping adventure. I landed at Old Navy where I found two pair of yoga pants that appeared to be the items for which I was searching. I knew they were “yoga pants” because it said so on the tag. I took the “yoga pants” into the dressing room and tried them on. That’s when I discovered the secret.

OH.MY.HEAVENS! If you you don’t own a pair of these pants, stop what you’re doing right now and in the name of all that is downward dog and sun salutations, go to the store and buy yourself a pair of these comfy, cozy, pieces of fabric sewn into the most heavenly item of clothing you will step into. Shhhhh. Can you hear the angels singing?

It wasn’t long after the purchase of the lovely yoga pants that I discovered pilates and yoga went out with the baby and the bathwater. I loved pilates. So now my “yoga pants” became “pilates pants”. The problem was that my work schedule was preventing me to get to the classes that I wanted to attend. That’s when the fam stepped up with the wii wii for Mother’s Day and now I can yoga to my heart’s content and then some.

Working out in the comfort and seclusion of your own home requires no special attire. I exercise in whatever suits my fancy. I soon found myself slipping into my “yoga pilates pants just to lounge around the house.

We had a little birthday party at my house for my brother-in-law, BrainBuckets. I was still in my work clothes when it was time to have cake. Just before the cake was served, I realized I couldn’t take my slacks one more second. And that’s when I discovered the true purpose of my favorite cozy pants. No more would I refer to these lovelies as “yoga pants”. I would no longer call them “pilates pants”. I excused myself to change into my CAKE PANTS!

These are the pants that you slip on when you’re going to eat cake. You know that feeling on Thanksgiving Day when you have to undo that top button on your pants or your skirt. Totally not necessary with “CAKE PANTS”! yoga-pant-65

Everyone should have at least two pair. (You wouldn’t want to be caught in a cake situation and have your only pair of CAKE PANTS in the laundry, right?)

If you haven’t discovered CAKE PANTS, go NOW and get yourself two pair. You will thank me. Life and cake as you know it will never be the same.

**Of course you realize that I don’t eat cake now that the South Beach Diet has wormed its evil ways into my lifestyle. I may not eat cake but I damn sure wear my CAKE PANTS and dream about red velvet yumminess with cream cheese frosting any time I please.***



Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Well, to think I've made it this late in life without knowing the wonders of yoga pants. Thanks for informing me SMB ; -) I think I'll go get me some...and a piece of cake too.

Eternally Distracted said...

Righty O .. i am off now to get my cake pants, which of course I will tell everyone are yoga pants ...

blueviolet said...

I love yoga pants too but I have never nor will I ever do one bit of yoga in them. Like you, they're strictly for cake.

Beth said...

I don't have cake pants and now I feel that I have been missing out. Off to add "Purchase Cake Pants" to my list.

Thanks for not making me feel like I have to do yoga. Cake is much more fun.

The Peach Tart said...

Cake pants what a novel idea. Just when I thought the yoga/pilates pants were just for contorting my body in funny looking positions.

FrankandMary said...

I once called mine "sweats" and I got such sanctimonious GLARES from my fellow sweat pant..I mean yoga pant..wearers that I really try to remember to say YOGA, but if I said CAKE, they'd surely KILL ME.

Gaston Studio said...

You betcha I got me some cake pants and some cake shorts too, 'cause I love me some cake.

only a movie said...

Excellent excellent post!! Cake pants are the best. ;-)

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

So are they now known as cream cheese pants? OR diet pants? Sure look comfy. I believe I would sit here in my chair all day and call them bloggy pants.

The Blue Ridge Gal

nothingfancy1 said...

I love cake pants!

♥ Braja said...

Oh honey, I couldn't have EXPLAINED that stuff :) You gotta feeeeeeeel those babies :)))
Glad you did :))

lisa said...

Multi purpose pants - the best!!

dana said...

Why did I think yoga pants were those loose, flowing pants that TAI CHI people wear? And one serious question: I've been told that the WII yoga, balance board thing was nothing more than a game where you don't reach the next level til you've succeeded on the present position. Is this true? I really need to know because I don't have the patience to "perfect" something. I just wanna DO IT.

Jan said...

I don't own any yoga/pilates/cake pants, although if I did they would DEFINITELY be cake pants. Or perhaps Fresh Peach Pie pants. Strawberry Shortcake pants? Bananas Foster pants? Bread pudding with bourbon hard sauce pants?

I wonder if Omar the Tentmaker manufactures such garments. *sigh*

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

You are too funny.

midlife slices said...

You're becoming entirely too fit and skinny to be my friend any longer.

Goodbye. I'll miss you. muah!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Good to know! I have four pairs of cake pants! Whoo-hoo.

Linda said...

I have several pairs of Cake Pants but if you are buying yours at Old Navy I'm with Midlife Slices. "You're becoming entirely too fit and skinny to be my friend any longer." Why you ask? Cuz ONE of my legs doesn't fit in ANYTHING sold by Old Navy! Humph.

Linda said...

Pity party over. You go Girl! You've been working hard and the ability to purchase items at Old Navy proves it! I'm way behind ya but I'm coming!

JennyMac said...

Ohhh..cake pants just sound divine.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

oohhh I like that. Cake pants! I just call them my eating pants!!!!

otin said...

I like my yoga with fruit on the bottom! Oh wait? Is that something different? LOL!

Hit 40 said...

I HAVE BEEN WEARING CAKE PANTS ALL SUMMER!!! I even wear the cake pants when I am chauffeuring the boys to the swim team, band practice, summer gym class,.... I wear the cake pants with dirty old flippers. As long as I do not get in an accident, I do not have to get outta the car?? I did have to get our to pump gas the other day. I think my outfit made me look hotter to the landscaping crew who was filling up their oil tanks.

....they were staring at me??? It was because I was so hot!!! I just know it!!!!

Breathe said...

When I'm queen (any day now) we shall all wear yoga pants for every occasion - state dinners, christenings, cake and the occasional downward facing dog.

Pastor Sharon said...

Those pants are like going with out pants and getting away with it!

Mrs. K said...

ha! loved it- where do you go for pilates? I went here and loved it but at 100 for a private, well, not exactly in my budget.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Pseudo-Gotta getcha some.
ED-Cake pants ROCK!
BV-I still do yoga but I like cake better. But shhh, don't tell Braja.
Beth-You're gonna love 'em.
Just don't forget me when you have cake.
PT-Yoga pants no more.
Mary-Don't you love the yoga snobs? That's not what yoga is about. Braja taught me that.
Jane-Shortcake pants. Yep, that's the kinds I need. 5'2"
Movie-I tried the 2in1. It's not very flattering on me.
Di-bloggy pants. Love it.
Braja-You are so right about that.....and everything.
Lisa-Me too.
Dana-No these are way better. Well, yes and no. I will email you.
Jan-Peach pie pants. OK, now I'm drooling.
Tee-Nice to meet you. And thanks.
MLS-I wish. Well not about the friend thing.
Linda-they have big sizes there. and cake pants stretch. That's the beauty of them.
JM-Oh they truly are.
OP-Cake pants are much more fun. Coz....well...cake.
Otin-Me too. Why do you think I call it yogurt class?
Hit40-I have to say I'm tempted to wear them everywhere.
Breathe-I can't wait!
MrsK-I was going to LA Fitness. I loved the instructor there. That was why I didn't like yoga. Instructor was a little too serious for this SMB. Private are not in my budget either. There's a class on PGA that is like $40 instead of $100 but I'll stick with my wii for now. We also just had a new yoga place open up in my neck of the woods. (Odd, I know)

Delaney said...

I have so much "junk in my trunk" that I would scare the snot out of anyone seeing the sight of me in anything that clingy. That's what sweat pants or jammy pants are for :)

JeanMac said...

I've been thinking of Pilates, now I have to go the "right" pants.Cake pants sounds much more likable.

Oz Girl said...

Gaw. I'm so behind. So this is what everyone was talking about on Twitter a few weeks ago. LOL Cake pants.

My sis and I discovered the yoga pants at Old Navy many, many years ago. She bought me a pair and I promptly went back and bought another pair, in another color. Wow. Wow. Wow. The greatest pants in the world. My fav gray pair is now wearing thin... I wore them last w/e when hubby and I tore down that outbuilding, and later, as I was sitting a spell in the backyard, he noted that the inseams are coming apart, near the crotch. Yep, those little buggers have definitely been worn to the extreme, esp since I moved out here to Kansas! Time for a new pair! :)