So, as I mentioned in Monday’s post, I did a lot of errands this weekend. One of the things I bought at CVS was a new face cream called L’Oreal BB Cream Youth Code. (Well, it’s new to me, at least) I bought it because I needed a new face cream and also because I am a marketing team’s dream.
It comes in a shiny bottle. I’ve been hearing all this stuff about “bb cream” for forever and even though I have NO idea what is, I knew I wanted it. And the coup d’etat- it says “YOUTH CODE”. That happens to be my favorite code!
So I bought it and I’m wearing it and I’m happy to report it makes my face feel smoother than a baby’s bottom, which is exactly how I like my face to feel. The only down side is that I usually buy fragrance free products, and this product has a slight fragrance. It’s honestly not that bad, I’m just not used to it yet. I mean, I probably would have wiped the stuff off my face by now if it wasn’t for the baby bottom effect mentioned above, but eh I’ll get used to it. The things we do for beauty.
And what I also touched upon in Mondays post, but didn’t dwell on, is the fact I ran my errands AFTER going to Bar Method. In other words, I ran errands without showering first, without changing shirts, I just went. And now we’re going to dwell on it.
Because here’s the thing- I do that allll the time. To the dismay of everyone in whatever stores I’m going to, I shop in the very same workout clothes that I worked out in just moments before.
And you know what, I’m not even ashamed of it. It’s my favorite time to do errands.
The above gif is how I look and feel on my way to do errands after a workout, minus the car and minus the blonde hair. Awesome dance moves? Check. Excitement over the mundane? Double check.
After I exercise I have energy, I’m thinking clearer, I’m already out and about… Does anyone else prefer to do errands after the workout portion of their day is complete?
Granted, Bar Method doesn’t usually turn me into a sweaty beast, so it’s not that noticeable when I run errands after class. However, I DO become a sweaty beast after a run, and no that still doesn’t stop me for the most part.
If I run at the gym and therefore have access to a locker room, I’ll change my shirt like a civilized person. But if I’m just running outside, I’ll just stop by my local Whole Foods as is. (Sorry Whole Foods staff and shoppers!)
But I know I’m not alone in this. Sometimes I’ll spot another girl in workout clothes, with sweat soaked hair in a headband, cheeks still ruddy from the aerobic activity, and we’ll exchange a little nod. A little recognition that you, too, are in the club of super efficient people who run their errands in a super efficient manner.
(Britney is not only a member, she’s also our spokesperson.)
I can understand how it may look like the refusal to shower before being active in a public arena stems from laziness, but it’s actually all about efficiency. I’m a morning worker-outer, so it makes so much more sense to go to Bar Method at 8am on the weekend and then head directly to the stores or the nail salon when they open at 9. THEN I come home, shower, and continue with the rest of my day.
What are your thoughts? Is this acceptable? Do you ever run errands directly after working out?
If not, does it bug you when you see sweaty people next to you in the super market?
Have you ever tried BB Cream??