Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Exercise has never been my favorite thing. I mean, to be perfectly honest, I hated it.
I am one of those people who just sweat, alot. My daughters are so fond of saying that women don't sweat they glow, well, I am sorry, but this woman sweats! It's genetic, my dad sweats at the drop of a hat, my brother is the same way. I am not sure where they got it from because I can never remember my grandma or grandpa ever sweating, but somewhere along the line we got it. Of course I have passed that on to my son, but then he is a boy and that is no big deal. People expect boys to sweat, but women, well let's just say a mild workout could have me drenched in sweat and getting funny looks from people. Probably why I disliked exercise.
I still sweat, in fact I was dripping after thirty minutes with the trainer. And really, you wouldn't think that lifting weights would make me sweat like that, but it did! But you know what, I worked hard today and I wasn't bothered by the sweat today. I am not sure why, but I felt like I earned the right to sweat. I pushed myself to limits I thought I couldn't, I was doing two sets of 20 reps with heavier and heavier weights each time. I was working on my form and getting it right and my muscles were telling me that I had been working them. It was normal to sweat when you puch yourself that hard. I worked for it and I deserved to sweat!
You know what, I think I actually like exercise now.