Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Sweat Therefore I Am

Happy Sunday Bleeps!

Today was qualifying to the Daytona 500!  That means I get Tony Stewart every weekend between now and Thanksgiving...YEAH!

I'm going to make this a short post.  After yesterday's workout I'm having difficulty lifting my arms.  I almost had to ask my roommate to unhook my bra for me for my shower after the gym today.  HaHa.  The worst part was that I sat around in my robe for an hour after the shower because I didn't want to try putting it back on.  Once it was on I contemplated sleeping in it.  I will not though.

As sore as I was, I was not about to skip the gym. I needed it as a stretch.  Although the elliptical was not my friend.  I stayed on for 30, but my boobs were soooooooo sore bouncing back and forth on it.  Baywatch Babe I was not.

So every time I am at the gym I look around at what everyone is wearing.  I am amazed at the number of people in sweatshirts, sweatpants, fleece jackets, etc.  Who are these people without sweat glands?  FREAKS!  Just kidding. Am I the only one that sweats?  Seriously, just sitting around in the heat I'm fine.  It only takes 5 minutes doing cardio and then I look like a greased pig.

When I walk outside it doesn't really affect me until I get in the car.  The same when I am doing laps at the mall.  I keep a package of baby wipes in my car to wipe myself down.  I think I need to put a pack in my gym bag too.

So back to the gym.  I bring my towel to put over the machine's numbers so that I am not focused on how far I have gone or how many calories I burn.  I am usually wearing it around my neck by the end of the workout.  Ick.  I have found the machines in the path of the fan/air conditioning units.  I feel like I will pass out if I don't have a little air on me.   It's practically orgasmic for me when a cold blast of air comes on while I'm on the machines.  haha. I'm sure I look just adorable at that moment.

As much as I hate the sweat, I feel like I am working hard when I have a nice glisten.  And this is me hydrated!  If I didn't drink water all day long I would probably implode.  So I'm sweaty and stinky...but there's more.  When you first start working out and sweating you will have a problem.  Pimples.  The sweat is pushing the toxins and bad stuff out.  It's worth the sacrifice and it will stop eventually.  It's just disheartening.  It's bad enough on the face, but I get some on my shoulders and especially under my bra on my back. Ick.  The sweat and the friction sucks.  A little tip - get the shower scrunchie on a stick to wash your back after a workout.  It totally helps.

And now for the freaky part of sweating.  About once a year my belly button gets red and irritated.  It totally freaked me out at first.  The inside of my belly button was fire engine red.  It's a fungus from the moisture.  It will go away if you clean it and keep it dry (if it doesn't go to the doctor for some anti-bacterial ointment).  So just be aware.  Shower shortly after the workout and keep it clean people!  Belly button fungi are no laughing matter!  Well they are, but they are also gross.


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2 comments:

  1. I am SUCH a sweater! Glad I'm not the only one.

    Not only am I a sweater, but my face gets beat red when I workout and takes hours to get back to the normal color... ha ha I'm a mess

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  2. ha. My face gets so red too. And my hair turns into a birds nest. lol

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