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Workout Divas

Monday, June 19, 2006

This morning I was at the gym, working with my trainer. I was pumping away on the elliptical, and my trainer was having fun periodically increasing and decreasing the resistance and the crossramp and I was dying. Then, in front of me at the stationary bikes, two women got up and walked away. I noticed that one of them was wearing a lacy pink bra under her navy workout tank. WTH??? Yesterday after the group long run, I was stretching and looked up to see a woman with full makeup, half-melted off her face. This is the second woman I've seen in this group that wears full make-up at 6 am on a Sunday while they run multiple miles. WTH??? And then there's the high-school/college girls that look so cute in their little ultra-short grey gym shorts, their little tiny-tees and tanks, their hair coiffed perfectly as if they were going on a date, and makeup. And they don't look like they ever break a sweat. WTH??? I don't get it. There are the Workout Divas, and then there's me. They put effort into makeup and hair and are still pencil thin. I'm lucky to grab something to eat as I drag my behind out of bed and into my workout gear. My hair gets pulled back from my face and my eyes are half closed as I drive to the group runs. During the run, my hair goes all frizzy because of the humidity and I sweat like a proverbial pig. I remember last year on a really long run I feared I had lost control of my bladder and wet myself, but it turned out my workout shorts were completely saturated and I had rivulets of sweat running down my legs. How is it that these Workout Divas can get away with it and I look like I've been run over by a train??? It's not fair.

6/19/2006 09:04:00 AM :: ::
  • LOL! I love the images that I'm getting from your descriptions.

    I can sooooo relate! And there is no way that I'm wearing makeup, or a coifed hairdo while working out ... or a black lacy bra ala Sex & the City under a white tank top. What's up with that?

    By Blogger Indigo, at 6/19/2006 09:20:00 AM


  • I just hate it when I see those women. I don't really get why they do it. Who do they think they are trying to impress?
    Me, my hair's pulled back. No makeup (I don't wear it much anyway). What's the point of wearing a regular bra under the sports bra? It's purely functional, not a fashion statement.
    Plus the fact that I'm sweating like a pig and stinking like one too.
    It's ridiculous.

    By Blogger UziCue, at 6/19/2006 10:04:00 AM


  • But I've seen photos. You are gorgeous and don't need make-up on a Sunday morning.

    Sweat is a good thing. It makes you feel awesome.

    By Blogger Raehan, at 6/19/2006 10:20:00 AM


  • Real women sweat. And don't you forget it! They're just phoneys.

    By Blogger Marie, at 6/19/2006 12:38:00 PM


  • I think you've coined a new term in "workout divas"!

    You've reminded me why I don't go to a gym anymore.

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 6/19/2006 12:46:00 PM


  • That answers easy...they don't work hard enough!!

    I'm like you, on the few occasions I do work out, I don't care so much about what I look like more what I'm going to be most comfortable in.

    By Anonymous Claire, at 6/19/2006 01:35:00 PM


  • OK, we need to workout together. I am a slob at the gym, red faced and sweating...hair all a mess, no makeup. I just couldn't go in with a face full of makeup and perfect hair. I mean, I'm going to take a shower right afterwards anyway. They are obviously there for other reasons.

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 6/19/2006 03:02:00 PM


  • I start to sweat the minute I walk into the gym! I've been told it means your healthy...lol

    By Blogger KaraMia, at 6/19/2006 03:13:00 PM


  • i look like something the cat dragged in when i work out... big ass hair all over the place, sweaty, and lame yoga pants and whatever tank top is clean.

    workout diva... i am not!

    By Blogger Kristin, at 6/19/2006 06:46:00 PM


  • It's women like this that make me scratch my shaved noggin'.
    You're alot like my wife, Lass.
    She looks at these bimbo's and just laughs.
    They're in it for the wrong reasons anyway.
    I wouldn't give it a second thought.
    Make-up at six in the morning?
    They really need a serious bitchslap (or is that dopeslap?)


    By Anonymous michaelm, at 6/19/2006 07:17:00 PM


  • nahhh, you're better than them -- you really put yourself into it!

    By Blogger Uisce, at 6/19/2006 08:30:00 PM


  • I am the same as you. i pull my hair back and go. Who gives a crap how I look while I'm all sweaty. Ick!

    By Blogger used*to*be*me*, at 6/20/2006 12:15:00 AM


  • I feel like that at in the offfice at work amongst the slim minnies. Well not the sweaty bit I hasten to add :>)

    By Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon, at 6/20/2006 03:17:00 AM


  • Don't you dare let those little prissies bring you down. They probably don't hardly even work out and they must be pretty self concious to gussy themselves up before getting sweaty. And they have never had babies before. So there.

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 6/20/2006 01:14:00 PM


  • Oh how we hate the 'together' chick at the gym. They shouldn't be allowed to enter...

    "I'm sorry, your're not fat and sweaty enough to enter this gym..."

    Nice post... I've missed you in my blog-absence....

    By Blogger Tori, at 6/20/2006 08:44:00 PM


  • hmmm, maybe the makeup makes them lose weight? LOL j/k

    I've thought the exact same thing when I'm at the gym. I have noticed, however (and this could be a gross generalization) that most of these women just don't look FUN! Can you imagine cracking up and working out with them? They all seem to look vain and self absorbed. No thanks!

    By Anonymous Laura, at 6/21/2006 07:27:00 AM


  • I sleep in my workout clothes so that in the morning all I have to do is brush my teeth. And put my shoes on.

    By Blogger R. Robyn, at 6/21/2006 07:40:00 AM


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