Daily Spark: 5 Things No One Ever Tells You about Working Out
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
#1 You are going to need a good laundry strategy.
"... You may find that the laundry routine you are accustomed to just doesn't cut it for your sweaty duds."
- Don’t toss sweaty, wet clothes into the hamper till your next wash.
- Pre-soak in a vinegar solution.
- Banish odors with baking soda.
- Read the care label.
#2 Bounce happens
"... It’s happened to almost everyone at some point: you are exercising, moving and grooving, and well, things start bouncing around. It's awkward. It's uncomfortable. And it’s normal. While it’s OK that certain things bounce a bit as you move your body, there are certain parts that you want to support during bouncing to avoid discomfort."
#3 There’s chafing
"... Wearing the right exercise clothing for your workout can help. Sometimes loose shorts can cause chafing, for instance, during walking or jogging but a tighter fitted bottom does the trick. You can also use anti-chafing cream or gel (you'll find it at running stores, sporting goods stores and drug stores)."
#4 Your weight may fluctuate because of your workout
"... Did you know that your "scale weight" can go up or down by as much as 10 pounds each day simply because of the amount of fluid in your body? While using the scale can be a good way to measure your weight-loss progress, don’t get too excited (or scared!) if you see a major jump in either direction after a workout. "
#5 There’s a learning curve for everyone
"... Don’t let a lack of knowledge or fear of embarrassment intimidate you. Know that everyone at some point had a "first workout" and probably also struggled to learn a new technique or style. But they kept at it. They learned and asked questions and even messed up along the way. "