There is nothing cute about working out, friends. I decided to use this title to bring attention to one of major reasons why a lot of us women are not exercising (especially black women). A lot us have our priorities mixed up.
When you’re working out and you’re committed to your fitness, you will have more ugly days than you’d ever thought possible. There will be a slew of bad hair days. Most of my days I spend with my hair pulled back. Why? After my workouts, my hair is drenched in sweat, there is nothing else I can do but to tie it back and go on with my day. I stopped going to the salon unless I’m in need of a relaxer. I’ve taught myself how to wash, roller set, and dry my hair all alone. I realized that the money I was spending on a weekly basis at the hair salon, was no longer worth it.
I’ve noticed some women do get all dolled up to go to the gym. If their intention is to truly exercise, the cuteness will be gone in a hot minute.
The number 1 reason why black women don’t exercise is their hair, that’s according to several sources. Is it true of all black women? No… But I know for sure it’s true of some people around me. I’ve been guilty of this ridiculousness myself. I’ll confess: I hate the feeling of sweaty hair (God knows I sweat a lot when I work out), but I had to move past it. I don’t know about you, but I’m ok not being made up and dolled up all the time. I’d rather be healthy, than pretty. I’m not criticizing anyone (or maybe I am, who am I kidding?), unless they’re trying to catch someone or something, why do women go to a gym with a face full of make up and their hair freshly pressed? Am I the only who wonders? Or maybe it’s because I don’t like wearing make up all that much that I think it’s ridiculous?
Besides the ugly hair, you might also experience chipped toe nails. I am an open toe shoe type of girl, but way too many times I find myself having to wear close toe shoes just to hide the ugliness that my feet have became from training.
Bottom line is working out ain’t cute. You will have the days were you won’t be looking your best, but it’s ok. You have to decide on what’s more important to you. Is it beauty or is it health? If you chose health, embrace it, cute or not, you will later be grateful you sacrificed your beauty for a healthy and fit life.