Me too, proper tomato face with the slightest exertion - always been like it even when I was a skinny fit teenager, still used to go bright red with any work.
Team that up with the fact that my skin is so white I look like one of those fish with no eyes they find living in caves, and the rest of me stays that colour, I look pretty peculiar in the gym mirror. Sort of clammy white all over till you get halfway up my neck and then scarlet.
My nickname is "Red Hot Mess" Truly! You are not alone!
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I just started a Zumba class last night and until now, I never really worked out hard enough and long enough to get red faced ( I usually do cardio for a half an hour, but Zumba is an hour). I noticed my face getting red and hot about half way through the workout. It takes an hour or so afterwards for my face to return to normal..
What I'm wondering though, which I noticed no one else mentioned, is whether working out this hard (enough to make your face hot and red) means that I'm working out above my target heart rate. I always read that working out too hard and overshooting your target means you are not getting the best from your workout. From what I understand, it's only when you stay in your target zone that you get the best weight loss results.... I'm not in the habit of checking my heart rate during a workout, but I'm assuming that if my face is getting beet red, maybe I'm working out too hard.... Wondering if anyone has any professional knowledge in this area who could shed some light on this for me.....
I am the same way. I see myself in the mirror at zumba and my face is sooo red. I look around at the people near me and I am the reddist, yes it is embarrassing, but then the young girls with makeup on and their hair all fixed and not pulled up are heavier than me and not working quite as hard. The people who are working hard are all sweaty and red too. It is just proof that we are working hard!
Like one of the other ladies on here, my face blushes all of the time and I can literally feel my face heat up when I get mad too! Those little blood vessels in my face are visible all of the time as well. Oh well, live it up, we will rock that red and sweaty body some day!
Oh lordy you are not alone!! Apparently I am the only one at my gym though so looks like a flecked lobster while working out. I can do a class, go home, shower, make dinner and I am STILL beet red and sweating on my face and scalp. Those are my sweaty trouble zones. I look ridiculous but I feel fab!
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I'm olive skinned and I sweat like a peasant woman working in the fields. I don't get red- red but I am dripping and ruddy. My clothes are soaked and I look like a drowned rat BUT I feel terrific afterwards!
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Yep. Me too. Just like almost everyone else here, I get tomato faced and super sweaty with the slightest activity. Used to want to bike to work, but I would have to have a shower and wait about 2 hours to return to my regular colour. Used to be really self concious about it in school and I'm sure the pure embarrassment is part of the reason I avoided excercise most of my life. I'm very fair skinned and blush and blotch easily too. Have to avoid making any social plans for a while after a good workout or run.
Haha, I can so relate to this! I turn beet red and blotchy as well and worry ppl are going to ask if I'm o.k. when I'm running. I also am fair skinned. I think this is more common in fair ppl. Good to know that we're not alone!
I am super pale and have blonde hair...I get super red with temperature changes, any physical activity...anything! lol When I really start exercising I apparently turn almost a shade of purple. I always get asked if I'm ok...and I'm like yeah? why? lol
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Oh My Gosh you are NOT alone! People have stopped me as well thinking I'm over heated LOL. I've taken to exercising at home with dvd's to avoid the embarrassment!
Oh my gosh, you're so not alone! People have actually stopped me while running or doing cardio to ask me if I was okay. I get super, super red and blotchy and sweat like crazy. But hey, if I look like I'm having a heart attack at least I know I'm getting a good workout! :)
You are definitely not alone. I get red-faced with just walking a short distance. LOL. When exercising it is even worse. I am so red faced and sweating... the redness doesn't even go away for a few hours. It lessens but doesn't go completely away.
If I were in your class, you wouldn't be the reddest, sweatiest person! I look like a boiled lobster when I work out.
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Definitely a red faced exerciser, up till a few hours after working out!
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You're not alone, it happens to me too.
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I have this problem too! I turn red when I'm hot, when I'm cold, when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm mad, when I'm embarassed, and of course, when I'm exercising!! I hate it!
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Who else is a really sweaty, red faced exerciser? I go to classes and I'm the reddest person there. I get quite embarrassed about it. I'm a really red, hot blusher too so I think I'm just prone to redness.
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