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!