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I HATE sweating but....

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Ok, so I hate sweating but like the song "here I go again"! I'm a girly girl. I like pretty things and like to look pretty and smell pretty and have pretty things. But lately, I can smell pretty sweaty :( I don't like that state but....today I speed walked 3.5 miles and then came home and mowed the lawn for an hour. I figure I burned a gazillion calories in that time and sweated about 5 gallons! The actual temperature was a little over 80 degrees but the humidity was 98%...Well I am prone to exaggerate that # a little since I don't actually know the humidity but suffice it to say, it's very humid! Ok, my husband said it's 71% humidity which is still pretty high. But back to the point....I HATE to sweat!

While mowing, the sweat was pouring into my eyes so I couldn't see. And I had to keep wiping my eyes. When I came in from mowing the lawn, I took my pony tail out and my hair was so wet it looked like I just got out of the shower. My clothes felt like I just got them out of the washing machine except they were far from clean! When I sat in a dining room chair, I about slipped right out from the sweat. So you get the idea, right? Why do I put myself through that?

I mow the lawn because not only do I get a cardio workout but I also get a little resistance work going too. Pushing that lawnmower is HARD work! I also have the satisfaction of a job well done AND knowing that I CAN do a 'man's job' :) I love being able to help my husband out. He does so much around the house that it's nice that I can do something for him :)

I walk and/or run because I enjoy it. I love to feel the breeze fly by me as I fly past it. I love the serenity and peace of being by myself. Or I love the time spent sharing and exercising with a good friend when we go together. Or I love the time I spend with my dog when she goes with me. It's a time to listen to some good music on my ipod. In every case, it's time well spent. I may sweat but the benefits far outweigh the sweat factor!

But let's talk the benefits of sweating for my health! My blood pressure is back down to 120/70! My diabetes is GONE! No more back pain or hip pain. No more foot problems! The diabetes thing alone makes it all worth it! I WILL live a long, healthy life and I WILL be a grandma some day! I am HEALTHY and I feel GREAT!

Please, please don't ever let the 'sweat factor' keep you from attaining your goals of enjoying a healthy lifestyle! There are so many more benefits than there are cons. Get out there and SWEAT!
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    YEAH!! Way to go.....you really are doing great!! Keep sweating - like you said it's not always a bad thing!! And you're reaping really GOOD rewards from it!!

    3365 days ago
    It sounds like your day was similar to mine....work became the workout. I think that's the best, at times. It's nice when we can incorporate everyday activities into our workout regime.

    It's great that you are much healthier and that the benefits have really improved your way of life. Keep up the great job and emoticon on your success.
    3366 days ago
    I'm right there with you. I DO HATE to sweat, but I absolutely love the results. Keep up the great work...Happy 4th of July!

    3366 days ago
    WOW! The health benefits you have gotten from this are amazing! They keep me going. I have been fortunate to head off diabetes, but my BP still remains too high (at least last time I had it checked), so you have really inspired me to keep going! I really want to see my BP and my cholesterol come down.

    Wa to go!! :)
    3366 days ago
    You look great. It's supposed to be 91 here today (I feel the ick coming) with a storm moving in but I hope to get my walk in tonight today.
    3366 days ago
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