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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."
- Donít 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
"... Itís 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 itís normal. While itís 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 Thereís 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, donít get too excited (or scared!) if you see a major jump in either direction after a workout. "

#5 Thereís a learning curve for everyone
"... Donít 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. "

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAMAJAHMAI 1/14/2013 1:58AM

    Great Post!! One important lesson I have learned is to invest in fitness gear- they stabilize my muscles, help me work out harder and smarter, recover quicker... It truly has made a difference... Thanks for sharing!!

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JUDYAMK 1/10/2013 11:44PM

    Thank you for the link post. I went to this one gym one time & I thought I walked into a high end fashion show. The girls were even spray tanned!!!! There was competition in dress code there. Women told me they stopped going there because they made them feel uncomfortable. Not me i was not going there for a fashion show I was there to break a sweat & work my buns off. I rather wear my old tee shirt old work out pants more comfortable for me.

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NIKKICOLE83 1/9/2013 9:31PM

    I prefer to wear fitted bottoms just for that reason and I like to use Gold Bond powder too.

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VW_STEPH 1/9/2013 2:00AM

    Great share. :)

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MISSDAISY23 1/8/2013 11:12AM

    Thank you so much for sharing! This is just what I need to know. emoticon

Take care & have a fabulous day/evening!


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MARINEMAMA 1/8/2013 5:03AM

    Great blog and info!!!

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