In her Words
Blowing off Workouts
What are your biggest workout roadblocks?
-Julie Ryan Evans
I love to workout, I truly do. I’m never happier than after a long, exhausting run. So why don’t I do it every day, any chance I get?
My main reason for exercise avoidance is nothing typical like not having the time or energy or motivation. No, in a nutshell, it’s: blow drying my hair.
I’m not an exercise-first-thing-in-the-morning person. My mornings are for…sleeping. So that means if I have somewhere to go in the morning that requires me to look presentable, I have to shower and blow dry my hair. Then anytime else I find to fit in a workout will inevitably require another shower…and yes, another session with my blow dryer. I loathe blow drying my hair – it’s tedious, time consuming and it makes me hot. So doing it twice in one day? Torture, and thus my roadblock to many a workout.
I’m trying to plan better and using more ponytails and the sort in the morning to avoid the double-dryer conundrum, but it just doesn’t always work; and air drying does nothing for my straight, flat hair. And before you even suggest that hair doesn’t need to be washed everyday – trust me, mine does.
I know my workouts are more important than my hair (keep repeating to self), but if anyone could invent something that instantly dries hair, I (and my waistline) would be eternally grateful!
Tell us: What are some of your biggest workout roadblocks?