The Time It Takes

You HAVE to fit in your workouts when you have the time, right? We all would work out when we have a quick second in between commitments if it didn't mean we had to go through the last half of our day looking like a hot mess. Beet red face, ponytail bump, sweaty, runny makeup. No thanks.  

Why spend all that time getting ready in the morning just to redo it half way through the day? You can work out in the middle of the day; you just have to know the tricks of the trade! Don't just do it for the other women spotting you across the gym, or for the potential swollmate exercising near your squat rack; do it primarily for yourself.

Clothes

If you're heading back to work or out somewhere nice afterward, hang up your clothes in a separate locker to avoid wrinkles and picking up any errant gym smells. Don't throw them in your gym bag or store clean clothes with dirty ones. Make sure you have comfortable apparel ALWAYS at the ready!

Makeup

It might sound horrible to wear your makeup while you work out, but if you think about it, you'd be wearing it all day anyway. Save time and money by jumping right into your workout and refreshing before you go instead of removing, working out and then reapplying. If you're lifting, you may not even need a touch up, but if you're sweating like crazy, you may want to carve out a few extra minutes.

Hair

You don't have time to take a full shower after your workout so use dry shampoo to dry up sweaty locks. Simply spray at your roots just like hair spray and work through with your fingers. If you don't have any, baby powder or even your face powder will work in a pinch. If you can, wear your hair in a bun during your workout to avoid ponytail bumps, especially if you plan on wearing your hair down afterward. If you do wear a ponytail and get a bump, simply wet it with a little water and tousle with your fingers to get rid of the crease. Or rock a classy, slicked back pony the rest of the day like a boss. 

Sweat

Learn to love the prison shower. Pack post-workout wipes for a quick wipe down, reapply your deodorant and you're good to go! If you are one of those people that sweats well beyond your workout, or gets a really red face, you just need to cool yourself down. Grab a washcloth, run it under cold water and put it around your neck while you get ready.

 

Finally, learn to deal with typical fit girl problems and follow these fashion tips to keep your gym look on point!

by Kelly Turner

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