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EMMANYC Posts: 1,702
2/8/12 1:23 P

I turn beet red when I work out and stay that way for at least 30 minutes afterward. I've always been like this.

LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (12,425)
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2/8/12 1:04 P

I'm a red face. If I work out hard, I also grunt.

NONA-UK Posts: 245
2/8/12 12:38 P

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.

I am now too old to care.

ANDILH Posts: 1,543
2/8/12 11:41 A

I get red faced really easily, but I have auburn hair and freckles plus asthma so it's not totally unexpected. I just don't think about it and move on with my life. It's just the way it is.

ADUDZI Posts: 170
2/8/12 11:21 A

I think I am the worst for being red faced and sweaty, it is not a pretty sight!!! emoticon

MSGNOME Posts: 555
2/8/12 11:19 A

That happens to me, too. I'm pale so even the tiniest blush makes me look like a tomato!

-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 14,826
2/7/12 4:30 P

My nickname is "Red Hot Mess" Truly! You are not alone!

MICHELVI1 SparkPoints: (1,191)
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2/7/12 1:13 P

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.....

Thanks a bunch :O)

JEWELS571 Posts: 2,885
4/7/11 9:50 A

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!

BAREFOOT-LISA Posts: 1,412
4/7/11 9:43 A

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!

KYBRENNAN10 Posts: 93
4/7/11 9:34 A

Bright red and soaking wet with sweat!

SULFABABY Posts: 473
4/7/11 9:06 A

Oh, me too, definitely! Don't be ashamed. :) It's proof you're working hard!

ADALICE Posts: 813
4/7/11 8:52 A

I am like you. I am far mroe amazed at the people who do not get red or sweat while exercising - I wonder how hard they can be working and still look good!

BAYSIDE07 Posts: 7,534
4/7/11 6:57 A

I get red and sweaty, and I LOVE IT!

DETERMINED56 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/7/11 6:55 A

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!

HAWTLIKEME SparkPoints: (21,813)
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4/7/11 6:30 A

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.

MEGLUVS2RUN Posts: 423
4/7/11 12:53 A

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! emoticon

OLIVIA1404 Posts: 208
4/6/11 6:55 P

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

NSSIGAFUS SparkPoints: (0)
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4/6/11 6:24 P

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!

KROOT87 Posts: 80
4/6/11 3:59 P

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! :)

DKUBO04 Posts: 124
4/6/11 3:46 P

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.

LISAWMI SparkPoints: (50,169)
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4/6/11 3:43 P

I drip with sweat when I work out, get pretty red faced too but nothing like my personal trainer- she gets beet red when she works out.

WDWCHICK Posts: 883
4/6/11 12:46 P

I am a mess while exercising! I DRIP with sweat and my face is beet red. I try to exercise after dinner because of it.

BETHANYBOO Posts: 2,039
4/6/11 12:40 P

Yep, that happens to me too. It's not cute. lol

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (107,108)
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4/6/11 12:12 P

That's me! I get red faced and my scalp sweats probably more than any other area of my body. I usually feel pretty self conscious about it.

BUTSWEETER Posts: 1,255
4/6/11 11:47 A

If I were in your class, you wouldn't be the reddest, sweatiest person! I look like a boiled lobster when I work out.

HOLDONHOPE SparkPoints: (0)
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4/6/11 7:26 A

Definitely a red faced exerciser, up till a few hours after working out!

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
4/6/11 7:12 A

You're not alone, it happens to me too.

JEISENHOUR SparkPoints: (0)
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4/6/11 6:41 A

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!

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
4/6/11 4:46 A

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.

Can anyone relate? Tell me I'm not alone!!!

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