Fit Girl Problems

Yoga

We love being fit badasses, of course we do, but sometimes it comes with its fair share of hassles, amiright ladies? Not to say we don’t overcome said hassles, but they sure do make us roll our eyes on training days. Here’s a few classics:

– The smell that emanates from your protein shaker if you leave it more than 20 minutes before washing.

– 80% of your wardrobe is Lycra.

– You are accidentally familiar with the waxing preferences of any woman in the changing rooms at the same time as you.

– Getting your sports bra off, especially after a tough session (I mean really, you managed to get it on just fine, why in the hell do you have to turn into some sort of Cirque de Soleil contortionist to get it off?)

– Forgetting your yoga mat and having to use one of the gym ones (germ wise, that’s kind of equivalent to lying on heap of garbage, right?)

– The endless laundry (seriously, does it ever actually end?)

– People trying to make plans with you on a workout day and you trying to not go full Incredible Hulk on their ass.

– How your entire life now revolves around when you should wash your hair according to your workout schedule.

– Having to take the stairs, in heels, the day after an intense leg workout. Youch!

– When some of your stretches look suspiciously sexual and you know someone is watching you.

– How running totally messes up your feet and kills your dream of ever being a foot model (unless missing toenails ever become an ‘in’ thing)

What are some of the things you would add to the Fit Girl Problems list?

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25 Responses to “Fit Girl Problems”
  1. My personal favourite is realising two minutes before you need to be out the door that you have no clean gym tops – so you fish the least stinky one out of the laundry basket or wear the t shirt you sleep in – I’ve done both! :)

  2. Christina McMc says:

    Maybe this is just me, but the massive patches of dry skin you get underneath your boobs after a week of long workouts!

  3. Cecilia says:

    Love the list! I suppose the laundry one is similar to my tendency to have more workout clothes so I can do less (smaller) loads of laundry!

  4. Harriet says:

    The horrifying moment that you realise you have the fittest hair style ever, that will quite easily carry over till the next day, but you have to go out, in the rain, or at least half an hour of sweaty interval training.

  5. Alex says:

    Mine is spending more money on sports bras than actual proper underwear. My lingerie drawer is not remotely sexy!

  6. Have I got enough dry shampoo? As an addition to my normal training plan I cycle to/from work so Dry Shampoo is my best friend :) But all the above are so true

  7. “- How your entire life now revolves around when you should wash your hair according to your workout schedule.”

    This is def. mine!! I ponder on this question for ages…….

  8. butters says:

    Mine is despite always buying loads of work out gear the leggings I wear always slip down my bum

  9. Nerissa says:

    Getting your sports bra off, especially after a tough session (I mean really, you managed to get it on just fine, why in the hell do you have to turn into some sort of Cirque de Soleil contortionist to get it off?) —-> OMG yes – my left elbow gets stuck in the bra while trying to pull over my head or I’ll strain my shoulder area…it’s just madness!

  10. Sam says:

    I have gone from losing toenails to running, to looking like I have been viciously assaulted due to mega bruises from CrossFit cleans. Tops of my thighs, shoulders and collarbone – all black and blue…

  11. Olivia says:

    When a shower hasn’t quite cooled you down after a long run and you still look inconceivably hot on, what is, a very cold day.

  12. Shell B says:

    Yes to all of those! Also convincing yourself you packed a sports bra for your spin class, not double-checking, and getting to the studio to find that no, no you did not…Aargh! Followed by an inner debate about whether you really can train in a regular one. Today Suck-it-and-see me won!

  13. charlie says:

    This list is brilliant!!!!! And scarily accurate!!!

    My top 2

    – Getting your sports bra off, especially after a tough session (I mean really, you managed to get it on just fine, why in the hell do you have to turn into some sort of Cirque de Soleil contortionist to get it off?) —-> YES WHY!!!

    – How your entire life now revolves around when you should wash your hair according to your workout schedule.

    So pleased to know I am not the only one !!!!

  14. Stevie says:

    I have no trouble getting the sports bra off, but getting it on I have so much trouble! My one has so many loops and hooks that pulling the damn thing together and then hooking a tiny bit of metal into another tiny bit of metal behind my back is a workout in itself!

  15. Sarahf says:

    I had two random old ladies at my gym help me with my sports bra once. The most awkward moment in a life full of awkwardness. The laundry thing is so true, add in a rainy day, and chaos ensues!

  16. Jen says:

    It has gotten to the point where my hair is now about 90% dry shampoo, 10% actual hair. Also, sometimes I just smell my workout clothes to see which are the least offensive if I’m out of clean ones.

  17. Hanna says:

    Hilarious and oh so true! I can’t generally get clothes on and off due to being inept and inpatient so yep sports bras are EVIL!!

  18. Annie. says:

    There are weeks where I wear nothing but various kinds of functional clothing and my home dress. That makes me leave the house slightly overdressed for the short walk to the bakery. Or the post office. Or to the supermarket. Simply to seize that damn single opportunity to wear something “normal”!

    And I miss eating for the sake of indulgence only: Mostly I come home hungry and my head’s categorized into “carbohydrates”, “proteins” and “fats”, of course. Though it’s great I don’t have to care at all about how much I eat and what I eat anymore, I sometimes miss these times when I enjoyed eating more than just being hungry like a bear and having to eat nomatterwhat right now….

  19. Claire says:

    Long hair has become the bane of my existence. I love it, but frequently wish I was a boy so I didn’t have to manage full on washes around training.

  20. Kathy says:

    Having to ask complete strangers to do up my bra (I have a shoulder problem which is inflamed by exercise and which means getting my arms behind my back is sometimes an issue). Also, undertaking a never ending quest for the perfect pair of gym trousers – why are there none out there that are the perfect material, not too long, not too short, not too tight or too baggy, an inoffensive colour, and most of all, DO NOT GIVE YOU A HUGE CAMEL TOE?

  21. Helene says:

    Loved this!
    I can commiserate with:
    * The endless laundry
    * How your entire life now revolves around when you should wash your hair according to your workout schedule

    I would add to the list:
    * having to put up with glassy stares from other customers and staff at the supermarket when I head up there directly after a sweaty aerobic session, without having taken a shower (as otherwise I might not make it to the supermarket before closing time)
    * having to carry 2 bags with me on my daily commute, one with my office things + lunch, another one for my gym gear, including the towel and the trainers… I haven’t forgotten anything on the train yet, but it’s waiting to happen
    * having to fish dirty gym pants out of the laundry basket
    * wearing out my expensivish Brooks trainers in less than a year, despite no longer running outdoors (discs problems), and having to fork out for another pair… once I have found the ‘vintage’ model I want online
    * getting to the gym, only to find out I have forgotten my water bottle or my towel – particularly painful when I am doing aerobic
    * having to turn into a contortionist to change into gym gear into the train’s toilets in the evening – 1 elbow blocking the door which won’t close, other elbow preventing my laptop bag from dropping from the small sink ledge onto the dirty floor, all the while standing on 1 leg
    * having one of my colleague’s boyfriend leer at me almost every evening – no wonder she is so bitchy to me at work!
    * having to put with insinuations from same colleague that I am only going to the gym to try and ‘find a man’, and with remarks that ‘men don’t like Barbies’ and ‘they like something to have something to grab’ etc. I don’t look like a Barbie at all, and I’m never going to be heavily muscled either!
    * rushing through my post workout shower + dressing into office clothes in the morning, then rushing to the station, only to find out my train is late
    * forgetting coins in the lockers

  22. Lisa B says:

    Mine has to be ‘low-hanging, sagging crotch’ – seriously, there’s enough room down there for my water bottle, my gym towel and a tightly rolled yoga mat. I pine for camel toe, at least that would mean my gym trousers were actually close to certain body parts.

  23. Collyn says:

    Tan lines. Everywhere.

    Planning waxing around competitions and seasonal kit.

    Bankrupting myself on sports massage and physio.

    Holidays that conspicuously revolve around events.

    Running out of contact lenses a week before new ones arrive.

  24. Christina_i says:

    Finding skinny jeans that fit.
    Got to go up two sizes to fit the legs, but that’s two sizes too big for the waist.
    I basically HAVE to live in leggings now

  25. Shana says:

    This is specifically a fit martial artist girl problem, but still: keeping your nails so short they have no white so that you won’t claw the hell out of your sparring partners.