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anawhatsme
05-26-2011, 04:02 PM
i hate sweating - HATE IT!
but there's something about 'workout sweat' that is different.
i haven't been having a great week but there's something about working out that really brings you back on track.
it feels so empowering to go beyond your comfort level and work up a sweat.
i am lucky to have working body parts and i feel good when i push myself.

shower time!!!!!


lottie63
05-26-2011, 04:06 PM
Agreed! Woke up and did yoga and then walked 2 miles, doing c25k on the bike tonight after work! It feels great. Joining a gym in two weeks!

JamiSue3916
05-26-2011, 04:17 PM
i am lucky to have working body parts and i feel good when i push myself.

This is a GREAT reminder! We are lucky and should not take that for granted.


Gale02
05-26-2011, 04:24 PM
I agree, there is definitely something different about workout sweat. I really don't like sweating, but at the gym it's a whole other story. I have actually turned into one of those people that works out with a towel because I bust it until I'm dripping with sweat! Craziness. :dizzy:

Yay for working bodies that we can push hard! :)

skye8080
05-26-2011, 04:30 PM
Okay, Let me just say that "Workout Sweat" is amazing. Before I use to not like it. But when I started the gym again I love it, knowing I am putting so much hard work in. And seeing it on my shirt, I like to show off that I work out. lol...!!!

anawhatsme
05-26-2011, 05:08 PM
i'm glad to see you all agree!!

mj5
05-26-2011, 05:45 PM
Absolutely!!! I have been complaining about being hot all day, BUT I can't wait to workout tonight (yep, its still hot), but there IS something totally different about workout sweat! I have finally discovered that I love to workout.

Dog Rescue Mama
05-26-2011, 05:52 PM
I hear everyone large and small say the same thing, workouts are LOVE. Sweating and aching are fantastic... after a workout. Even my sister is addicted to running. I am not sure what's wrong with me, maybe I'm inherently lazy but I HATE WORKING OUT!!!!! I drag myself to my 30 minute shred every morning. I look for excuses before I FORCE myself to turn on that video. Haha what is wrong with me? HAHA sigh I'm just not an exerciser. Were you all this way before you hit your groove?

Gale02
05-26-2011, 06:06 PM
I hear everyone large and small say the same thing, workouts are LOVE. Sweating and aching are fantastic... after a workout. Even my sister is addicted to running. I am not sure what's wrong with me, maybe I'm inherently lazy but I HATE WORKING OUT!!!!! I drag myself to my 30 minute shred every morning. I look for excuses before I FORCE myself to turn on that video. Haha what is wrong with me? HAHA sigh I'm just not an exerciser. Were you all this way before you hit your groove?

Hate is a strong word but I really, really, really don't like working out at home. ;) I didn't start to love it until I joined the gym. FWIW.

Toonses
05-26-2011, 06:46 PM
There are some days that I just don't want to work out. I give in on some of those days, but 90% of the time I power through a workout or long bike ride and I am so thankful afterwards.

It did take me quite a while to like working out. I normally only take one or two days off per month, and feel off if I miss a day. I know this is something that I have to do for myself and is part of my life now.

JamiSue3916
05-26-2011, 06:51 PM
I hear everyone large and small say the same thing, workouts are LOVE. Sweating and aching are fantastic... after a workout. Even my sister is addicted to running. I am not sure what's wrong with me, maybe I'm inherently lazy but I HATE WORKING OUT!!!!! I drag myself to my 30 minute shred every morning. I look for excuses before I FORCE myself to turn on that video. Haha what is wrong with me? HAHA sigh I'm just not an exerciser. Were you all this way before you hit your groove?

I lay in bed when the alarm clock goes off trying to come up with a reasonable excuse to skip my workout. But then somehow find my committment again - and remind myself what the alternative is. I don't dread it but have accepted it as part of my life. At best, I can tolerate my workout...at worst, I'm despising every last minute of it. ;) I feel good afterwards (with a nice ache and a good sweat goin' on) but only because of what it means. It means I didn't let myself down today...it means I invested in my dreams. :D

anawhatsme
05-26-2011, 07:03 PM
i agree with jamisue.
i often have to push myself to do a workout or exercise.
but once i do it, i feel so accomplished.
that's the part i love.

Lovely
05-26-2011, 09:23 PM
I. 100%. Agree.

I loathe the summertime because of the humid air and inevitable sweat.

But, sweat from a solid walk or exercise session? Oh yes! Makes me feel so accomplished.

FlipFlop Love
05-26-2011, 11:34 PM
I won't venture far enough to say I like workout sweat, but I will say that there is a *huge* change in my mood after a good workout. I feel invincible. :)

Trazey34
05-27-2011, 06:16 PM
of course I'm the oddball !!! I hate it, I hate working out, I hate sweating, I hate sweating well after I'm DONE, I hate extra laundry for workout clothes every day LOL let's see what ELSE can i hate??? hahahahaha

It's only when I've done a thousand errands, lifted heavy groceries, mowed the lawn, cleaned the housed, and barely broken a sweat that I think "oh yah, i can DO all this because of the deliberate exercise..huh..."

I still hate it :)

freefall
05-28-2011, 10:14 AM
I'm reading these posts as I sit here trying to motivate to go to the gym... I have to force myself to go, and sometimes force myself to stay, but it does feel so good when I am done...
The other night in yoga I found myself almost in tears of gratitude for the things my body can do (which is still pretty limited, but better...)

dragonwoman64
05-28-2011, 05:40 PM
my first reaction was yep, I love the gym too. I totally get that renewal energy feeling. Then I kept reading posts and I remembered how hard it was to get myself to exercise when I first started. I really hated it. I really had to drag myself to start doing anything, walking, then later the gym. I'm very grateful I worked through that. I remember the time when it felt uncomfortable to walk period.

anawhatsme
05-28-2011, 10:16 PM
freefall - did you get to the gym?

dragonwoman - your post made me remember my beginning. i had difficulty walking through the grocery store. i'm glad you made me think of where i started.
i feel even better seeing where i am with my exercise...and with how far i can go!

JessLess
05-29-2011, 04:48 PM
I had a great workout today. I do interval training (timed cardio alternating with timed weight lifting) and I ran for 9 minutes 2x over the hour. It was great! I'm working on running slower and longer for my 5K in July.

anawhatsme
05-30-2011, 01:47 AM
that's awesome jess.
interval training sounds interesting.
i wonder if i could find a dvd that has that??

JessLess
05-30-2011, 08:50 AM
that's awesome jess.
interval training sounds interesting.
i wonder if i could find a dvd that has that??

I do it at a gym. There's a list of weight lifting exercises and you go down the list doing one set of each for a certain period of time, like 10 minutes, then you do cardio for 10 minutes then switch back for an hour all together. The idea is that you change the interval time each week from as little as 4 minutes to as long as 30. It's been really effective for me, I do it 3x a week and then run 2-3 other days as time permits.

gloo
05-30-2011, 05:57 PM
I love this thread. This thread made me get off my butt and go to the gym today, because I know how good I feel after a workout.

I won't say I love exercising, but nothing beats the feeling of pushing through that OH GOD PLEASE MAKE IT STOP phase, past the pain and exhaustion to that endorphin rush. I generally start out playing a game with myself like "there's no way I'm gonna be able to do 45 minutes...if I get to 1/2 an hour at least it's 1/2 an hour". Then at somewhere around the 20 minute mark I generally switch my ipod to angry, kickass music and that's when I start powering through. The next thing I know I've blown past 45 minutes to a full hour and I feel like some sort of superhero.

i am lucky to have working body parts and i feel good when i push myself.

So much wisdom in this quote. Thanks for reminding me.

Happy Memorial Day, chickies!

ryeb
05-30-2011, 06:27 PM
I hear everyone large and small say the same thing, workouts are LOVE. Sweating and aching are fantastic... after a workout. Even my sister is addicted to running. I am not sure what's wrong with me, maybe I'm inherently lazy but I HATE WORKING OUT!!!!! I drag myself to my 30 minute shred every morning. I look for excuses before I FORCE myself to turn on that video. Haha what is wrong with me? HAHA sigh I'm just not an exerciser. Were you all this way before you hit your groove?

I never liked working out at home. I would either force myself to do it, or stop half way through. I love working out now that I go to the gym. I have an awesome work out partner, and she keeps me going! Maybe start doing something you enjoy more. I love step class, so I do that.

sevencallmemom
05-30-2011, 06:51 PM
I'm addicted to workout sweat! Seriously, it's this crazy high for me and I have to work a little harder each week to find it again.

5 weeks ago I was doing my best to do 10 minutes of wii fit free step at the middle pace...I worked my way up to 120 of the fastest pace and now even that's not enough. I'm doing bellydancing, a biggest loser workout and just turning on some good music and dancing like a crazy person for an hour each day. (6 days a week)

I've tried and tried over the years to like exercise and somehow it just finally clicked this time.