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Workout Wear January 9, 2009

Filed under: Fitness/Keep in motion,Uncategorized — beansandyoga @ 8:57 am
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When I’m out riding my bike, I don’t pay too much attention to what I have on.  But if I’m out for a run, or doing yoga, I’ve come to find that fabric is important.  The right fabrics will keep you warm as you get started, but keep you cool once your heart rate goes up.  Good fabrics will wick away perspiration.  This makes for a much more comfortable workout.  When you’re comfortable, you’re less likely to quit your workout early, or skip the next one.

Fabrics for workout wear have become so advanced and high tech that I hesitate to go into what they are made of.  What I can say is that I’ve had success with Athleta and Title 9.

The clothing I’ve purchased from both sources has lasted through hundreds of workouts, and still looks new.  It’s lightweight, comfortable and unconstraining.


Saving Your Skin: Eyes and Eyebrows December 27, 2008

Filed under: Saving Your Skin,Uncategorized — beansandyoga @ 10:29 am
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My eyes are sensitive.  Eye make-up remover stings and leaves me teary.  This has been a blessing in disguise.  While many women my age have already developed wrinkly circles around their eyes, this hasn’t happened to me.

If I wear mascara, it’s not waterproof.  I don’t wear eyeshadow, unless it’s a light base that will wash off with water.  I do have my brows shaped, professionally.  You’d think that this would lead to a saggy fold of skin above my brow, but it hasn’t.  I’ve been doing it for years.