Well, I think that I have my mojo back! Last week, I brought up the fact that I was having the post wedding blahs, not blues. The past few days, I have started feeling like myself again. I’m hitting most of my workouts, and I’m feeling great!
My house is no longer in shambles, and my life is a lot more organized than how it was when we got back from our wedding.
No running for me today. The weather was so crappy with 20 mile/hour winds and rain all day long. It sucked.
I did however, get waxed to get ready for our cruise! Now, waxing in Europe is a lot different than waxing in the states. In the states usually, the esthetician will give you some little underwear and a wipee, and tell you to wipe yourself down and put on your “underwear.” She leaves the room, giving you some time to undress and follow her instructions. She then, moves the underwear around as she waxes. A lot of estheticians use the “underwear” to aid in pulling the skin to get a better wax. Usually, she has you get into modest positions to get all the hair for a bikini or Brazilian. A lot of places don’t even do the Hollywood (everything).
In Europe, they do the Hollywood, and they don’t have a problem with it. This is how my wax happened the first time I was in Germany: The esthetician comes in and says, “Okay, now take your pants off and get on the table.” No wipee. No little underwear. Where’s my little underwear? Blank look. I was then told to get into the doggie style position and put my leg up among other NOT so modest positions. In addition to these moves, when I rolled over so they could get “everything” below, I was asked to grab each butt cheek and spread them. Although I felt somewhat violated after my first visit to the salon in Germany, I noticed that it was the most thorough wax that I had ever gotten. I have been going to the same salon almost two years later, and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, it is a little different every single time I go, but the openness about being naked is always there. Europeans aren’t afraid to be naked, and they don’t understand why Americans are so “shy.” The funny thing is that Germans don’t get their cooches waxed. The salon waxes mostly Americans. Funny, huh?
When I went back to the states last spring, I made an appointment to get waxed. I think that I scared the esthetician a little when I started taking my pants off before she could hand me my pair of disposable undies! Oops! I forgot you guys don’t do that here! haha. I think that I might unintentionally freak out a few estheticians when we move back to the states if I’m not careful!
I don’t get waxed for Steve. Although, I’m sure he enjoys it! I get waxed so I’m not sticking out of my swimsuit while training and in this instance, while on vacation! It hurt so bad the very first time that I went in, but I’ve gotten used to it. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t painful, but it is more tolerable for sure. It is definitely worth not worrying about my bikini area when I swim regularly at the pool.
I know that this is a sensitive topic (literally and figuratively), but I just want to share with you some differences in Europe from the states! 🙂
What’s your favorite hair removal method? I HATE shaving because my skin is so sensitive! I’ve tried Nair, and it was BAD!!!