My husband and I started walking 4 miles a day, 5 days a week back in March, and we kept it up until June... well, when we first started walking, I would get really freaked out because I never would sweat. I might have a small amount of dampness on my forehead towards the end of the 4 miles. Well, my husband started back up with the 4 mile thing about 3 weeks ago. I didn't go with him because of the heat, and we have kids and I didn't want to get our kids out in the heat (up in the triple digits the past few weeks). I opted for the treadmill in our clubhouse here. So, I started doing that today with the treadmill. Keep in mind, the room stays at a constant 65 degrees. Before the first mile was even up, I was actually sweating - beads of sweat falling off of my face and neck! I'm wondering if this has to do with the fact that we rarely eat salt anymore (we haven't for over 4 months now). We buy the "no salt added" veggies, we don't put salt on any food, we buy low or no sodium when we can. It was a relief to actually sweat today though - it felt good! Has this happend to anyone else before?
CW (12/8/12): 218
Mini-goal #1: 215 (Goal Date:12/19/12 | Actual Date: __/__/__ )
Mini-goal #2: 210 (Goal Date:12/31/12 | Actual Date:__/__/__)
Mini-goal #3: 199 (Goal Date:2/4/13 | Actual Date:__/__/__)
Mini-goal #4: 195 (Goal Date:3/1/13| Actual Date:__/__/__)
Mini-goal #5: 189 (Goal Date:4/16/13 | Actual Date:__/__/__)
Yep, it's a sign that you're in better shape. Celebrate that sweat!!!
I didn't sweat that much when I first started walking but now that I run a fair amount of miles, I sweat like crazy. And I start sweating right away. I mean, rivers of sweat all over me, seriously. It's disgusting but fantastic, really.
Lisa Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -- St. Francis of Assisi