I am not sure if its jealousy, envy or complete utter awe. I am fixated on the women in the gym who can look so pretty while working out. How do they do it? How do they get all those muscles without straining? How do they get so lean without sweating? How in the world does their makeup not smear? And please, how can that strappy tiny top be comfortable to work out in? How do they do it?
For those of you who haven’t witnessed me in the gym, let me paint the picture as to what I look like when I train. I wear running shirts, maximum support sports bra and an old faded tank. I admit it, I pay for the good stuff – dry weave, quick dry, four-way stretch, anti-microbial, upside down horse shoe emblem stuff but it isn’t matching. I take all my make up off before working out because if I don’t I will
look like a raccoon by the end. I have sweat dripping onto the ground. I breath so heavily that my throat starts to burn. I am sure the people around me can hear me groaning and swearing under my breath. I have also been told that my face looks like I am going to kill someone. So how do they do it?
Sometimes I find myself caring what I look like in the gym but then I pick up a weight and all that changes. All I want to do is push myself to do more reps, lift more weight – be stronger, be better. It doesn’t matter what I look like on the outside. Its how I feel on the inside the takes over. Here’s a photo of dirt on my knees because I just couldn’t hold my lunge anymore. It’s not pretty but damn I felt strong!
How do YOU do it?