Morning cardio and gym bag fails

Currently my hair resembles a lion’s mane and there’s a strong possibility that I will end up flashing my co-workers before the day ends because my skirt is hanging on my hips by the tiniest of threads.

How have I gotten myself into such a predicament you ask? Morning cardio.

I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical on incline level 1. The minutes broke down like this:

  • 0 – 10: resistance 7
  • 10 – 20: resistance 8
  • 20- 30 at resistance 9

Then I ran a slow 2.5 miles on the treadmill.  And followed that up with some leg extensions.  I did light weight (20 – 30 lbs) and high reps (25).  My hamstrings are so freaking tight from Tuesday’s workout that I thought leg extensions might balance things out and make my quads sore.  I mean, if my legs are going to be sore, let everything be sore?  And then I painfully rolled out with the foam roller and followed up with 10 minutes of ice which felt amazing.

And now back to the skirt/flashing/lion’s mane situation…

See I packed my gym bag last night.  I knew it was going to be in the 80’s so in went a tank, flip flops and a skirt.  Sounds good right?  Except that I hadn’t worn the skirt since last summer and didn’t try it on beforehand to realize it’s too big.  Having my clothes be too big is always a good thing.  I’d love it if all the clothes in my closet no longer fit me.  As long as I was learning this info in my own room in my own closet where I had the option of putting something else on.  But when you’re getting ready at the gym your only option is the outfit you brought or sweaty gym shorts. So I put on my too big skirt and made the best of it.  And then I spent the next 10 minutes in a mad rush to finish getting ready so that I could make it back to my desk for a 9 AM meeting.

Which is where the lion’s mane comes in.  I have naturally curly hair which I prefer to wear straight but on rainy days or days with limited getting ready time I do it curly.  It also grows fast and I can only wear it curly for so long before it gets too big and turns into what Chris fondly refers to as “the lion’s mane.”  Well, my friends, we are totally in lion’s mane territory.  And the worst kind of lion’s mane is the one where I don’t have enough time to fully let it dry/diffuse and have to leave it wet.  Which was today. Can’t wait to get home to pull this crazy mop back into a headband.

How do you guys handle morning workouts if you have to get ready at the gym?  Do you try on outfits before? Wear your outfit to the gym and then change?  Ever have any major fails?  I’m convinced one day I’m going to forget something likes shoes or pants…hahah.


7 thoughts on “Morning cardio and gym bag fails

  1. Your curly hair is so pretty! I wish mine could do that– it’s straight as can be. I have the same prob with getting changed at the gym…I often hate what I brought and then just have to deal with it….no major fails though…yet!

  2. Haha I’ve had some pretty bad gym fails before. I go first thing in the morning and bring my work clothes with me, but I actually forgot my bra one time. I ended up having to wear my sweaty sports bra under my work clothes… SO GROSS!!!

  3. at least you remembered your bra…..that one means you literally have to go home, even if you have to miss a meeting:( well, at least in my case. haha!

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