Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, May 3, 2010

My hair is messing up my workout!

I've decided that I would work out a whole lot more if it wasn't for my HAIR!

It takes me a good 10 minutes to dry my hair and another 15-20 to flat-iron it. Add to that a good 5-10 minutes to do a little make-up and there is a grand total of about 30-40 minutes worth of WORK just to be presentable each day. Even on the "quick! throw-it-in-a-pony-tail" days...I still have to dry it and do make up, so at LEAST 20 minutes.

I can't tell you how many times this whole little process has interfered with my workout. I either don't get "ready" till WAYYY late in the day because I'm holding off until after my workout
I take a shower and get ready first thing in the morning and then I REALLY REALLY don't want to work out that day because I would ruin everything and have to start ALL OVER again.

Yesterday after church Matt wanted to do a workout together and I refused. Even though I wanted to workout and I had plenty of energy and NEEDED to workout...I had gotten up before church and taken lots of time to really do my hair up cute and my make up and I knew I had to be at the kids school first thing Monday morning and I wanted it to last. If we'd worked out, I would have had to do allll that work again-twice in one day. Ugh!

I know, it's a lousy, lame excuse but it's the truth and I bet I'm not the only one who feels this way?!!!?

You might say...well, just workout first thing in the morning every day and then the problem is solved. Yes, well, I do have other things I have to do and a lot of times that means I can't get my workout in until I drop Grant off at Kindergarten at 12:30 pm.

Anyway, there is no good answer for this, I don't think. I'm just on here whining and wondered if any of you ever have this same problem?

And while I'm on the topic of hair....Oh My Goodness my hair is growing at warp speed! I just got it trimmed about 1 1/2 in. a couple of weeks ago but it is so long that it is like a whip when I exercise. Once it gets sweaty (which is in the first 5 minutes if I'm doing Insanity) then it SMACK-SMACK-SMACK's me in the back with every jump and hop.
I've tried hats, braids, high pony-tails and low pony-tails, even side pony-tails. I can't figure out what to do with it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I don't want to cut it. I really like it being long except for during workouts.

I can just hear Matt right now if he were reading this "do you want some cheese to go with that whine?" :o)
wow...I said "workout" a LOT in this post! (and that sort of stuff really bugs me) sorry!


Anonymous said...

HAHAHA That was so funny to read. I have long wavy hair, that I also spend 10 min blow dry, and 15-20 min straightening!!! There is no solution. SADLEY! You do your hair, and as soon as you workout, the cuteness of the day is over till tomorrow!! You could workout later at night, but eh, you want to work out when you want to workout. My hair problem lyes in the elastics I need to keep it up and away from my face (5 in total) I HAVE SO MUCH HAIR, and they do not make the elastics as strong as they use to be. Jumping Jack's makes my hair fall out! HAHA! Oh well, what we go through as women, right?

Jamie said...

Put your hair in a tight bun, or a bun on either side like Princess Leah (Carrie Fisher) from the Star Wars movies. If you take my advice, be sure to take some pics and post on the blog :-) Maybe you will have a new "celebrity" look a like..

KC said...

I agree with the bun. I sometimes pull it through as a poneytail and then that last tight pull, leave it only partly pulled through in like a mini-bun-poney-tail thingy. It keeps it from swinging around and slapping me.

One other tip. Don't wash and dry it everyday (keeps your hair healthier too). I like to wash mine in the evenings, let it air dry, then use the straightener on it the next morning. It keeps it from getting so frizzy too. Always looks much better on day 2 anyway.

Rene' said...

You and I agree on the 'after a shower, no more sweat and dirt' theory. I just got the lawn mower fixed, but I'm dressed all cute today, so there's no chance I'm mowing the lawn right now, that will have to wait till tomorrow b4 TOMORROW's shower! ha ha. have u ever worked out with your hair down (just your front hair pulled back?) I know, I don't like sweaty hair on my neck either, but it will avoid the whip action some, although u might wind up with more hair in your eyes during up/down moves. I was thinking of trying that myself some day soon. we'll see.