I just left the gym on post (aka army base) where I work out and noticed a girl I met a few weeks ago at a Christmas party also working out. Her husband is also currently deployed, but he's not in the same unit as Johnny. She had on a full face of makeup and all done-up hair and was wearing a white sports bra and spandex shorts.
That's all she was wearing.
It's not the make-up and perfect hair that bothers me. If she wants to wear all that make-up to work out, that's just fabulous. Not me because I'm a hot mess when I work out and the last thing I want is sweaty drips of make-up falling off my face. Gross.
But anyways, it really infuriates me when women act with complete disregard and respect for their husbands....ESPECIALLY husbands who are currently deployed. I guess every couple is different, but Johnny would be furious if I pranced around a gym full of men in a white sports bra and spandex shorts....and rightfully so. I would never do that anyways, no matter how in shape I was because I have more respect for myself and definitely more respect for my husband.
I'm not perfect by any means, and all marriages are tough and take consistent work. Keeping a marriage strong during a year-long deployment is even tougher in many ways, but the least I can do is show my husband respect while he is away.