If I may chime in here… I am a 36-year-old guy who works out 2 hours a day, 6 days a week, with heavy training for primarily health reasons (the practicality of being able to lift and carry heavy objects, such as when moving as much as I have had to in my life, or for travelling, carrying heavy suitcases without tiring; running for a bus or running with heavy bags to get a plane; going up flights of stairs… you get the picture; plus the boost of energy one gets from exercising regularly, better health due to resistance to diseases…) though the esthetic benefits of working out are indeed evident.
I work out in shorts and a tank top. I also run shirtless outside. In either circumstance, I get women (and men) who stare, drool, or cruise… it’s bound to happen.
But I’m not looking for it.
I am reminded of a conversation I once had with a Muslim man who told me how “turned on” he gets when he sees a woman who is covered from head-to-toe in a Muslim burka.
He finds it gives a woman a sense of alluring mystery. Yet supposedly such clothes are supposed to keep a man from thinking sexual thoughts about women. Go figure!
So I say to everyone, look, you can’t control everyone. Dress so as to exercise comfortably (I feel that tee-shirts limit my range of upper-body motion when I lift and I sweat too much to wear one when I run outside). Given the fact you are not intentionally out to arouse or tease, you cannot control the minds or hormones of others.
Your baggy sweatpants could be a turn-on to one, moreso than the comfy short-shorts would be to another.
Relax, and if you find you are somehow unintentionally arousing someone, offer prayers for the person as you work out…
They don’t call it “CROSS-TRAINING” for nothing. I work out and make it a prayer to our Lord.