What I am about to divulge to you might be just a little too much information for your tastes, so if you don't want to hear TMI from me, just scroll on down for a delightful treat. Otherwise, I am in need of some advice here. Yesterday, I decided to try out a new workout. It is one of the new boutique gyms that are so popular now. This one is a 45 spinning class that is like a spinning class on steroids. While it was a great, heart pumping, fun, get your heart rate up workout, I'm not writing to review it. That might come later. I have a new dilemma that became quite apparent after only 10 minutes of the class . . .
My workout clothes stink. And I mean that honestly. I put on a fresh workout top right before leaving for the class. In fact, it was so fresh, it hadn't even made it into the drawer in my closet. It came straight out of the laundry room. It smelled really nice when I put it on. I think it smelled like the Gain detergent I had used.
Fast forward to class. I am sitting on a bike in a dark room listening to loud, get pumped up music, spinning my legs on my bike as hard as I could. I had just started to work up a sweat when I caught a whiff. Whew! I looked around. No one was on the bikes near me, thank goodness for them because I realized the odor was my workout top. It had this awful stale odor! How could that be? It was clean! But it really smelled awful. So, I guess the Gain isn't effective for me. Do I have a new odor now? Am I getting so old that my B.O. has changed? I'm completely self conscience now and will be looking over my shoulder from now on each time I break a sweat if I can't get to the bottom of this. What's going on? I'm used to foul smelling boys' football clothes, baseball clothes, underwear, socks, you name it. However, I'm not used to worrying about my own clothes having an odor! Shouldn't I be the sweet smelling princess of the house? Hmmm, there goes that fantasy. I've tried Tide, Gain, Arm and Hammer, Win, Febreeze and I can't seem to get this odor out of my clothes. Yuck! I don't put my clothes in the dryer so I can't put one of those dryer sheets in so what's a girl to do? Little help here please. . .
On a lighter note, have you seen the fresh strawberries available now? The are humongous and delicious! I was so hungry yesterday afternoon and wanted something good. I whipped up a little strawberry smoothie. Quite Delightful! Try one!
Strawberries, Almond Milk, vanilla protein powder, ice. Yum!
Have a great afternoon! Hope you try something new this week!
Do you have stinky clothes? What do you do for smelly clothes? What's your favorite strawberry treat?
No, this is obviously not me (the blonde hair) but I would be this excited about all those workout pants!
This is definatley a Non-Blog blog and I will tell you why. I don't just get here and spout out all sorts of blogging stuff to you all. I have been following lots of fit bloggers lately and I'm not sure where they find the time and energy to post several times a week AND some 2 - 3 times a day! I'm not sure anyone wants to hear all that much from me, that I have that much to say and that you have that much time to read it all! So, I try to chat when there's something on my mind, a question I have had or something has come up in a class or an area I have researched. It's been pretty quiet this week, as you can tell.
On Monday I was thinking of motivation, which lead me to think about all of the "fit friends" I have and what they do so keep it fresh, tips they follow and what they do to stay fit (other than work their booties off!). I came across an article that supports something I do ALL the time (that I always think of as bad) as a habit of fit people. It's really easy and for all of you who know me and see me daily can attest - I really do this! (Nevermind that I really DO have "real" clothes in my closet! Maybe I just want to save them for later. . .
FIRST TIP OF FIT FOLKS:
PUT ON YOUR WORKOUT CLOTHES!
If you want to establish good habits and really want to be a fit person it all starts with one easy step: Getting dressed in your workout clothes! This works for me EVERY day - and especially on those days I'm just not too motivated to really work out. I know if I put the clothes on at some point during the day they will be put to use. It is much easier to do your "high kicks" in the kitchen, or work on new exercise moves in front of your family if you are in appropriate exercise clothes.
I did read that some people actually sleep in their workout clothes. I don't really practice this one, but I tell you, if I were planning on an early morning run, especially in the dark winter, you bet I'd get to bed in my workout clothes! So, if you are an early morning exerciser and the act of actually dressing that early is derailing your exercise, then this tip might just salvage your workout.
Sometimes life does get in the way and your normal workout routine just cannot happen. Last week I had jury duty. I SAT on my bottom from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm when I was gloriously released from duty. When I got home I was more tired than I would have been had I lead THREE classes in a row! It would have been so easy to just plop on the couch and continue sitting! But, I couldn't wait to change into comfortable clothes and once changed I found that a little yoga would really help stretch out all the kinks from so much sitting. Therefore, by just changing clothes I was motivated to move around and think about my body. So, even on those days when it's not easy to find the perfect time to work out, when you have the best of intentions but get distracted with carpools, meetings, planning dinner, returning emails, and life in general, try putting on your workout clothes. I promise it truly helps keep your body and your workout on your mind. It's an easy first step.For me, the problem is making myself change into "real" clothes. . . It's pretty bad when I actually DO change and my family asks me if I'm going out somewhere. I will try to work on that one.
What tips do you have?