My newest fitness obsession

Pink sweaty band shows off my post zumba glow!

Pink sweaty band shows off my post zumba glow!

Those who know me in person know that I’m allllll about shopping. If I’m stressed out, I can very easily reap the benefits of retail therapy; nothing calms me liking scoring a gorgeous pair of sandals for 50% off or finding the perfect knick-knack for my house. However, as much as I love shopping, I also love practicality – I refuse to pay full price for almost everything, and I always shop sales and clip coupons. Lately in my workouts, I’ve been having trouble with SWEAT. I’m not doing weak workouts anymore, and my bootcamp, boxing and body blast classes leave me drenched. I seem to sweat way more than the average chick (for example, April barely sweats! What gives?!), but I’ve moved past the embarrassed phase to more of the “It’s just my fat crying” type of attitude.

Pink and gray sweatband after bootcamp
Pink and gray sweatband after bootcamp

When you’re boxing, you’re wearing huge, bulky gloves, which means you have no finger movement. When beads of sweat are rolling down your forehead and dripping into your eyes, it’s not easy to weave between the thirty other women throwing jabs and kicks and try to dab your forehead with a towel. Enter my newest fitness obsession! I’d been thinking about trying some of the snazzy homemade sweaty bands for awhile, but on a student budget I couldn’t do it; no doubt they’re probably well worth their price as they’re homemade. I was browsing Marshall’s, and as I persued the fitness section, I noticed a stack of headbands. The brand is 90 Degree by Reflex, and they’re 60% cotton and 5% spandex. There is a silicone band on the inside that keeps it on my head, and because it’s a moisture-wick material, it keeps ALL of the sweat on my head OFF my face – which is awesome!

90 degree definitely didn’t pay me to write this – just wanted to give a shout-out to an awesome solution for sweaty chicks. They retail for $18.99 (WHOA – that’s a lot of money!), but at Marshalls and TJ Maxx they’re $3.99 (SCORE). A good friend of mine is a fellow maxxinista, and she picked up a few other colors for me when she was shopping. I now have… don’t laugh… five of them!!! I’m looking forward to accessorizing my sweaty self with a headband for every workout.

Blue sweat band and dorky smile after body blast!

Blue sweat band and dorky smile after body blast!

Have you ever found something that perfectly fits a utilitarian need and then gone out and bought a ton of ’em?!? Also… any other sweaty gals out there? I feel a little lonesome when I look around my classes and everyone is delicate and dry. What can I say… I’m a bad a$$ beast! Ha! Have a great day!

 


5 thoughts on “My newest fitness obsession

  1. What an awesome find! I’m totally a sweaty chick too, and stinky :-/ When I workout my back,chest, legs, head and pits get super sweaty. So no worries, you are not alone! lol

  2. Once in Zumba class the instructor actually pointed out how sweaty I was… FUN! I sweat like crazy but I figure it’s a good sign.

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