Quick tips to get the job done and back to what’s important, looking fab in no time!
The number one excuse for not getting a workout in is that there isn’t enough time in the day, right? The thought of allotting the time for a workout plus the post workout tirade of getting ready can seem daunting; that doesn’t mean for a second you should sacrifice your workout. Here are some easy tricks to getting back in those stilettos ASAP after your session:
Do it!!! Get the workout in at whatever point in your you can take the time, even if it’s just 30 minutes on your lunch break do it!! You can still get back to your day looking your best without all the post workout “getting ready”.
Prepare: Have your gym bag stocked with everything you need for the workout: sports bra, tank, tights, shoes. Plus your after workout needs: wipes, deodorant, face cleanser, moisturizer, lip gloss, bronzer and mascara or whatever you use (pack travel sizes), a fresh pair of panties, socks, bra, T/Tank and a sweatshirt, protein bar or snack for after.
Face: Wear lighter makeup and waterproof mascara, so you won’t get raccoon eyes. I love Sheer Cover mineral make-up, it’s inexpensive, great coverage, easy to apply and it doesn’t clog pores.
Hair and body: You can always skip the shower and wipe down with baby or body wipes, reapply deodryrant and spritz with your favorite day time body spray or perfume. If you do happen to sweat more than you thought, grab a quick rinse off and then use dry shampoo, first blow-dry the sweat out with a round brush and then use Dry Shampoo to soak up the res of the oil and sweat, your hair will have a ton of extra body (dry shampoo works for both long and short hair). Alternatively, you can blow-dry the dampness out of your hair and throw it back into a sexy bun or pony.
The Workout: Save the high intensity spin classes or cardio sessions for when you have more time to have a complete shower after the workout. You can still go for a walk on your lunch hour or get a great workout in at the gym in 30-45 minutes. Try a weight circuit or get into a yoga or pilates class.
Fuel: Make sure you fuel up after the workout, either prepare something ahead of time from home, or grab something healthy from the gym smoothie hut like a post workout protein packed smoothie (makes life on the go easy breasy if you are in a hurry).
Cover up: If you’re just extra sweaty and rushing and running around post-workout you can always do the dodge; cover up with sunglasses, a hoodie and your headset.
I on the other hand usually just rock the sweat; I’m always in workout clothes or cute sweats, it is LA after all… I couldn’t be bothered if someone actually cared about my cute workout clothes, if they don’t get that– they’ll never get me. After resting in the West for the past 3 years, the cute “casual” look has become my every day look, I wear less make-up during the day, and obviously I don’t have a huge pile of hair to maintain anymore which makes getting ready a lot easier. I think it has generally become cool to run around town in the day wearing Lululemon tights and Nike tennis shoes, sweats T-s and tanks by bluDem and a cute pair of Uggs. I think a casual look is far sexier than getting all dolled during the day to run errands (just my opinion), obviously there’s a time and a place for everything– but it’s always a trip walking into a place like Nobu in a baggy T and flips.