For over a year now I’ve been going to bootcamp on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30am. The classes are about 45 minutes, super intense, and I always leave very sweaty. Or in the words of my 2.5 year old, “mom you are f-weaty!” I’m an instant-sweat-er to begin with, and the seriously intense work outs mean any makeup I were to put on beforehand would be a lost cause.
So I don’t wear any makeup other than concealer before I do my work out.
I always have the boys with me since they provide childcare, and after bootcamp we typically head out to do something else. We’ll either run errands, go to the library, or head to a playdate. It’s rare that I come home after working out, so I’ve had to figure out a way to try to pull myself together before I head to the next activity!
I don’t really mind that I’m not all fresh and clean for a playdate anyway since it’s hot and humid in the summertime here, but I just like to feel like I’ve cleaned up a bit.
So, I’ll bring a little bag with me of some simple things I can put on using my car mirror and then leave it at that!
The first thing I do is take my hair down immediately when I get in the car. It’s usually a bit damp around the edges with sweat, so I’ll aim the air conditioning at it to help dry it quickly. I’ll give the boys a post-gym snack and they’ll happily eat and listen to music while I take the 4 minutes to freshen up.
This is what I pack in my bag:
*most days I skip any foundation whatsoever to let my skin breathe, but I have some in my bag in case I want to use it.
I’ll wipe off the sweat and freshen up my face a bit with the cleansing wipe. Then let the AC blow a bit to dry my face off! Then I’ll apply the other products quickly, and finish by pulling my hair back into a messy bun.
It’s quick, simple, and gets the job done.
Naturally on the day I planned to take these photos I didn’t make it to the gym, however I did work out at home so the process was the same!