I am going to be honest. I love working out in makeup. So, a great time for me to go is after church or after an appointment with the doctor, as I did this week.
Normally I don’t get dolled up for the doctor, but if I am going to the OB/GYN (or lady-doctor) I tend to get pretty. I guess I need to feel pretty while a person I barely know investigates my lady-bits, otherwise people will know where I have been.? I know it sounds crazy, but that is what irrational thoughts are.
Now, my body has not been producing progesterone and that is why I had to visit the good doctor in the first place. This appointment soon became filled with anxiety as she told me that she was going to “force a menstrual cycle” to see if that would help regulate my body (as I have been period-free for almost 2 years) and THEN she told me that it would be “like your worst period ever” and O thought to myself, ALL of my periods are the worst ever! I even shared that thought with her and followed up by asking what happens should my body not stop or if it goes out of control? She said they would then give me a giant dose of the same hormone and HOPE IT WORKS!!!!
After leaving, I called my sister who shared with me that it will make every man seem attractive and I might begin to behave like they are meat and I am a starving tiger. So, church ought to be interesting.
I took my heavy thoughts to the gym. I haven’t gone in a couple of weeks because I have been in and out of the ER and doctor offices, got a tooth pulled, but I was sure glad to be back.
It was leg day.
Normally, I start on the treadmill, but I actually had to be at church in an hour and a half, so I crafted a thirty minute weight workout that maximized my effort and minimized my time. My favorite is the leg press. I finally made it to 115lbs for 5 sets of 20 reps! Normally, I don’t push myself so hard, but I was working with a time limit and I felt like I needed to at least break a sweat. And I did.
My makeup was still pretty flawless except for my eyeliner, and that just made me feel even more awesome. My face looked nice, my body felt strong, and as a whole, I felt beautiful.
I went home, got cleaned up and ready for church, and had such a great time. I can’t wait for tomorrow, because then, I will go to the gym after church with my hair still done and my makeup still fresh and I will remind myself that I am beautiful inside and out!