Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I know. TMI. Like I've never heard *that* before...

I will readily admit that I have a bad habit of being an over-sharer. 

I really just don't embarrass all that easily and I am usually genuinely seeking input on whatever topic we are talking about...even if it's super-personal and embarrassing for everyone within earshot (i. e., Ronnie).

Regardless, I'm SO about to go there.

The background: I determined that this year, I was going to do more things for myself.  Women, especially mothers, tend to do for others more often than they do for themselves.  So, I'm trying to reconcile my feelings of selfishness with my need for sanity by doing more things for ME.  Case in point: I began CrossFit.  I have no idea if there is some sort of copyright issue with me talking about CrossFit (the first rule of CrossFit? You don't talk about CrossFit.), but I'll give you a bit of information. 

Number 1. It's a killer work out.  Like, boot-camp killer.  Everything is scaled so ANYONE can do these workouts.  However, there is no fancy climate-controlled gym, no elipitical/stairmaster/treadclimber/etc equipment, no TV and no show up, you bust your ass and you see results within a very short amount of time. 

Number 2. It's highly addictive and cult-ish.  There's a whole "CrossFit lingo" you have to learn and it's like, all I ever want to frickin' talk about. 

So, here we year, new leaf, new focus on me, working out, etc. 

The problem: I don't know what underwear to wear.

I'm dead serious.

I'm having major workout wardrobe issues.

Sports bras? No problem...I don't have much up top anyway.  Tank tops/t-shirts? Extensive collection.  Bottoms? Pants, capris and shorts, CHECK.  I even have one of those cool compression jackets with the thumb holes so your hands are kinda covered...yeah, I feel very emo when I wear it.

But the underwear situation has me flummoxed.

Boy shorts? Too low cut.

Granny panties? Too high cut.

Thong? Too jiggly.

Bikinis? See Boy Shorts.

None? Too....just....gross.

I realize this is a stupid problem to have.  Why can't the choice be simple, like boxers, briefs or boxer-briefs?

Being a girl is lame sometimes.

My next attempt at solving this problem is going to be to buy the workout/running shorts with the underwear built into them.  The first time my kid put these on, I'm pretty sure her comment went something like this, "Ohmigod! MOM! These shorts have *whispers* panties in them!".  Me: "I know honey, you don't have to wear panties with them, you can just wear the shorts." Her: *ridiculously high-pitched girl giggling* "MOM! You HAVE to wear panties!"

Okay, so I kinda feel like she has a point.  I'm not sure I can do the commando thing, even with built-in underwear, but I'm going to have to give it a shot, because it's getting ridiculous.

I think I'm over-thinking it.  In fact, I know I am.

I could just wear those Olympic track shorts and basically workout in my underwear.

I'm feeling like there'd be a distinct lack of appreciation from others in my class.

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