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Red face, gallons of sweat was self-conscious. Now = tough!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm Irish and German, a heritage I believe limits my ability to dump heat! And overheating makes my face glow like a cherry Koolaid. 30 years obese and out of shape led to lots of glowing and sweat with any activity. As recently as Feb, I was really self-conscious about getting so hot while running. This morning, almost 90 degrees, after 2 hours of exercise, I realized flowing and sweating show just how tough I've gotten! Plenty of things still make me self-conscious about my appearance. I'm just not willing to let them limit my activities.
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    I have discovered that I really don't sweat pretty. I too turn bright red and start dripping. I just tell myself it is good for my complexion (once the red fades).
    2459 days ago
    I still can't exercise in a public setting, especially now that I'm trying to jog. I don't like that the treadmill I use faces a mirror and I can see everything from my knees to my cheeks and neck jiggling with every step I take and I feel kind of pathetic watching myself wheezing and sweaty. but it's awesome motivation too, I know if I keep it up I'm going to make jogging look cute here pretty soon. :D keep up the awesome work! and Koolaid had great enthusiasm you can mimic when you work out! hahaha "OH YEAH!"
    2459 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    I just think that there are some people who are attractive when they sweat. (Look at the women on the inspirational quotes for examples!) I'm not one of them. And I just try to get over it.
    2459 days ago
  • COCHESE321
    Good for you! My thoughts are - if you don't like the way I look, don't look at me. If you are going to laugh at me, but try not to point at the same time.

    I refuse to let anyone else dictate to me what I can or can't do! emoticon
    2459 days ago
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