After putting on 5 kilos over the Christmas break, (a combination of booze, cheese and jatz) I decided it was time to hit the gym and work away the flab.
So driving to the gym the other morning listening to my radio station of choice â€“ 104.7, I listened as Chris and Sarah discussed the amount of women who wear makeup and have perfect hair just to go to the gym.
Before I heard this, I have to say I didnâ€™t really notice. But after hearing their discussion I started to notice just how true it was. For example, this morning a youngish women was next to me on the dreadmill with full makeup and her hair out and perfectly straight. (*And no she couldnâ€™t have â€œ Just come from workâ€ this was at 8.30 on a Sunday morning) Every time she went to wipe her sweat away, she would â€œ dabâ€ in an attempt to keep her makeup in place. By the end of her workout her mascara and eye powder had run down her face, making her look like something resembling a panda and her straight hair was greasy and sticking all over her sweaty face- very attractive indeed.
But this is just one example of the many women I have noticed who put a big effort into their appearance just to go to the gym ( some of them even give Dame Edna a run for her money.)
For me I find it quite difficult see anything while at the gym, let alone check people out , as I have a continuos stream of salty sweat running down into my eyes for the duration of my work out, leaving me with extreme blurred vision and on particularly hot days temporary loss of vision.
But even when my eyes arenâ€™t being burnt by salt I have to say I donâ€™t really take all that much notice of the people around me, ( I am focussing more on breathing )
So the thing I am very interested to know is, how many of you actually check women out while at the gym, or are they going to all this effort for nothing?