Interstellar Adventures

June 19, 2006

Workout Divas

Filed under: Rants & Opinions,Training — by InterstellarLass @ 9:04 am

This morning I was at the gym, working with my trainer. I was pumping away on the elliptical, and my trainer was having fun periodically increasing and decreasing the resistance and the crossramp and I was dying. Then, in front of me at the stationary bikes, two women got up and walked away. I noticed that one of them was wearing a lacy pink bra under her navy workout tank. WTH???

Yesterday after the group long run, I was stretching and looked up to see a woman with full makeup, half-melted off her face. This is the second woman I’ve seen in this group that wears full make-up at 6 am on a Sunday while they run multiple miles. WTH???

And then there’s the high-school/college girls that look so cute in their little ultra-short grey gym shorts, their little tiny-tees and tanks, their hair coiffed perfectly as if they were going on a date, and makeup. And they don’t look like they ever break a sweat. WTH???

I don’t get it. There are the Workout Divas, and then there’s me. They put effort into makeup and hair and are still pencil thin. I’m lucky to grab something to eat as I drag my behind out of bed and into my workout gear. My hair gets pulled back from my face and my eyes are half closed as I drive to the group runs. During the run, my hair goes all frizzy because of the humidity and I sweat like a proverbial pig. I remember last year on a really long run I feared I had lost control of my bladder and wet myself, but it turned out my workout shorts were completely saturated and I had rivulets of sweat running down my legs. How is it that these Workout Divas can get away with it and I look like I’ve been run over by a train??? It’s not fair.


  1. LOL! I love the images that I’m getting from your descriptions.

    I can sooooo relate! And there is no way that I’m wearing makeup, or a coifed hairdo while working out … or a black lacy bra ala Sex & the City under a white tank top. What’s up with that?

    Comment by Indigo — June 19, 2006 @ 9:20 am |Reply

  2. I just hate it when I see those women. I don’t really get why they do it. Who do they think they are trying to impress?
    Me, my hair’s pulled back. No makeup (I don’t wear it much anyway). What’s the point of wearing a regular bra under the sports bra? It’s purely functional, not a fashion statement.
    Plus the fact that I’m sweating like a pig and stinking like one too.
    It’s ridiculous.

    Comment by UziCue — June 19, 2006 @ 10:04 am |Reply

  3. But I’ve seen photos. You are gorgeous and don’t need make-up on a Sunday morning.

    Sweat is a good thing. It makes you feel awesome.

    Comment by Raehan — June 19, 2006 @ 10:20 am |Reply

  4. Real women sweat. And don’t you forget it! They’re just phoneys.

    Comment by Marie — June 19, 2006 @ 12:38 pm |Reply

  5. I think you’ve coined a new term in “workout divas”!

    You’ve reminded me why I don’t go to a gym anymore.

    Comment by abbynormal — June 19, 2006 @ 12:46 pm |Reply

  6. That answers easy…they don’t work hard enough!!

    I’m like you, on the few occasions I do work out, I don’t care so much about what I look like more what I’m going to be most comfortable in.

    Comment by Claire — June 19, 2006 @ 1:35 pm |Reply

  7. OK, we need to workout together. I am a slob at the gym, red faced and sweating…hair all a mess, no makeup. I just couldn’t go in with a face full of makeup and perfect hair. I mean, I’m going to take a shower right afterwards anyway. They are obviously there for other reasons.

    Comment by Carnealian — June 19, 2006 @ 3:02 pm |Reply

  8. I start to sweat the minute I walk into the gym! I’ve been told it means your healthy…lol

    Comment by KaraMia — June 19, 2006 @ 3:13 pm |Reply

  9. i look like something the cat dragged in when i work out… big ass hair all over the place, sweaty, and lame yoga pants and whatever tank top is clean.

    workout diva… i am not!

    Comment by Kristin — June 19, 2006 @ 6:46 pm |Reply

  10. It’s women like this that make me scratch my shaved noggin’.
    You’re alot like my wife, Lass.
    She looks at these bimbo’s and just laughs.
    They’re in it for the wrong reasons anyway.
    I wouldn’t give it a second thought.
    Make-up at six in the morning?
    They really need a serious bitchslap (or is that dopeslap?)


    Comment by michaelm — June 19, 2006 @ 7:17 pm |Reply

  11. nahhh, you’re better than them — you really put yourself into it!

    Comment by Uisce — June 19, 2006 @ 8:30 pm |Reply

  12. I am the same as you. i pull my hair back and go. Who gives a crap how I look while I’m all sweaty. Ick!

    Comment by Keb — June 20, 2006 @ 12:15 am |Reply

  13. I feel like that at in the offfice at work amongst the slim minnies. Well not the sweaty bit I hasten to add :>)

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — June 20, 2006 @ 3:17 am |Reply

  14. Don’t you dare let those little prissies bring you down. They probably don’t hardly even work out and they must be pretty self concious to gussy themselves up before getting sweaty. And they have never had babies before. So there.

    Comment by Jolynn — June 20, 2006 @ 1:14 pm |Reply

  15. Oh how we hate the ‘together’ chick at the gym. They shouldn’t be allowed to enter…

    “I’m sorry, your’re not fat and sweaty enough to enter this gym…”

    Nice post… I’ve missed you in my blog-absence….

    Comment by Tori — June 20, 2006 @ 8:44 pm |Reply

  16. hmmm, maybe the makeup makes them lose weight? LOL j/k

    I’ve thought the exact same thing when I’m at the gym. I have noticed, however (and this could be a gross generalization) that most of these women just don’t look FUN! Can you imagine cracking up and working out with them? They all seem to look vain and self absorbed. No thanks!

    Comment by Laura — June 21, 2006 @ 7:27 am |Reply

  17. I sleep in my workout clothes so that in the morning all I have to do is brush my teeth. And put my shoes on.

    Comment by R. Robyn — June 21, 2006 @ 7:40 am |Reply

  18. […] Last night I did the step/sculpt class at my gym. It was my first time in the class, and I think I did pretty well. If dripping with sweat within 10 minutes is doing well. I think the instructor was a sub. But she was one of those Workout Divas. Full eyeliner and tons of foundation. My skin would have been screaming for air. And the worst part? She kept breathing into her headset. PHWA PHWA PHWA PHWA FOUR THREE TWO ONE. It was distracting. […]

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  19. Interesting conversation, after spending more hours than I would like to admit at the gym training i can say these workout divas are probably 3% of the general population, they are the ones that do worry to extreme length about what they look like, don’t worry they don’t look at you sweating away or working hard they are usualy more worried about themselves. Apart of what they do is due to their own lowself estem issues, guess in the end we all try to make our selevs feel better they just wear alot of makeup, spend hours in the mirror, try to find the right outfits to make themselves feel better and try to look good. Its a lot of hard work and yes I have a partner who is obsessed with fitness and health to this extreme level. Yes I think some of this comes down to personal pride and I would rather try to look nice while I am working out, I tie my hair back and sweat like anything aswell, coz if your not sweating you actually are wasting your time working out at the gym. Don’t be too hard on these work outdivas theres more to it than meets the eye next time, smile and say Hi to one

    Comment by Lee — October 9, 2006 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  20. I too sweat a lot when I workout. My sports bra and shorts are completely saturated with sweat when I am done. I would not know how to deal with lacy bra and running makeup.

    Comment by Dina — August 16, 2007 @ 11:20 am |Reply

  21. I work out a lot. If I don’t sweat I don’t feel like I have done anything.Just remember Diva’s don’t sweat. Diva’s Glow!

    Comment by Arelthia — April 30, 2009 @ 2:29 pm |Reply

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