Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Workout Gear

I've added a few new items to my workout arsenal.  Don't be jealous . . . it's hard to be this fabulous.

It's getting 'hot in herre' . . . the temps are starting to heat up in Georgia and quite frankly, I don't even like to sweat.  Mostly because working up a good sweat for me equals a beet red face.  
Fresh boiled beet anyone?
Since the sweat has literally started dripping in my eyes . . . which kinda does make me feel like a bad ass . . . I had to resort to this . . .
My forehead fashion!
I found this little gem and thought "Yay me, I got a twofer!"  Not only does it keep the sweat out of my eyes, it alerts traffic that I'm coming.  Maybe I should just look into a hat?  Nah.
Technically I got a 'threefer' since it is also an effective punishment threat for my children.  They get home and I'm all like, "Check me out!  I'm so cool because I'm wearing Under Armour!"  They're all looking at me like 'Is she for real?  Haaaaa.  No.  But I told them if they didn't follow instructions and get their crap done when I asked, then I was going to wear "the headband" to track!  They know I have no shame, and I'm not kidding . . .

The headband keeps the sweat at bay, but I'm still pretty sure I'm going to spontaneously combust after each workout . . . which would really piss me off because that's just another mess for mama to clean up.  So I just shove my face in this . . . call it a shower and get on about my day.  

An instant cool down!
I'm mean really, who's got time for a shower when you get to spend 20 minutes after after workout relaxing on the couch like this . . .
Do these make my knees look fat?

OK, in my defense, I have a real knee "condition."  Do you feel sorry for me?  Good.  You should.  I'm talking MRI and physical therapy.  So who's a freaking rock star now for getting her run on?  Me, that's who.

Usually I'm in too much of a self imposed hurry to do this after my workout so I do it at night . . . so I can relax and watch TV.  There might be things to get done, but I just yell out to everyone, "I have a medical condition and I need to sit down . . . leave me alone people."  Or something like that . . .

And at the end of the day, after all this working out and yelling, it's time to find my happy place.  I am for reals when I tell you that Epsom salts are the best for sore muscles.  I also like to add a little baking soda and baby oil to my bath for good measure.  The baking soda softens the skin and the oil keeps me from having to use lotion . . . because I'm lazy.  Check out this article on taking a detox bath.     
And there you have it folks . . . you can thank me later for all this great advice.  It's just what I do.  I suppose if I'm going for 40, fit and fabulous, I might have some work to do. 


  1. Amy, I too use Dr. Teals once a week for a detox bath...good stuff!!

  2. I love epsom salts too, but haven't tried with the oil and baking soda! I will next time!

  3. I am all about the Epsom Salt baths. That stuff works miracles.

  4. Definitely a bad ass! I hope you'll inspire me to get back to it. I've not seen Dr. Teals where I live. I need to look for it!

    1. Thanks Laurie - I'm working on it! You can just use regular Epsom salts as well. The Dr. Teals just smells good - the other is odorless. It's found at the pharmacy section of Wal-Mart or the grocery store!

      Also, you are a "no-reply blogger" - that means I cannot reply back by email. I just figured this out myself! Check this link out to fix it! Hope it helps!