Monday, August 1, 2011

5 Things to Watch out for

This could actually be workout number 5, I just don't remember. I've been doing really well actually. I ramped up the resistance on the stationary bike today and I did a full 15 minutes walk/run on the treadmill. There are a few things that have me concerned however....

First: Elbow sweat. I didn't know I could sweat from my elbows. What's worse is that it runs down my arm when I'm on the treadmill, and then runs back up my arm to my elbow when I'm on the stationary bike eventually depositing itself on the arm rest of the bike. Normally I wouldn't care because I'm a good little YMCA member and I always wipe down the machine with the cleaner they provide...but sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who does. So whose sweat am I mingling with here?

Second: Motivational exercise TV. Now I don't really watch the TVs they have in the cardio room, I'm usually reading my Kindle and working out, however when I do glance up the last thing I want to see is someone getting liposuction on the discovery health channel. I mean really? This is supposed to be ENCOURAGING? Maybe I should just take the $60.00 a month I'm going to be spending on the membership and put it into my liposuction fund...plastic surgery is so much easier than having to deal with elbow sweat.

Third: Eyebrow sweat. Like I said, I'm sweating in places I don't remember EVER sweating from before. The sweat that comes down from my forehead, which I have dubbed eyebrow sweat eventually pools right above my nose...then in slides down my nose making a little "sweat-drop" on the end. Usually I grab a towel or two to keep this under control, but today the towel I grabbed was probably NEVER washed with fabric was like running sandpaper over my face. Haha.

Fourth: The Dreaded Crotch Wedgie. I'm sorry...I had to say it. When you get as...well I have clothing just doesn't fit quite like it used to anymore. Unfortunately whenever I run on the treadmill my shorts end up sticking to my legs and riding up to my crotch, so it's almost like I'm wearing a bikini bottom all wedged up in there and trying to run at the same time. Then when I slow back down to a walking pace I pull the crotch wedgie out only to have it happen again 3 minutes later...flattering, I know. LOL.

Fifth: Feel the Thigh Burn....okay okay, I'm going a bit too personal on this one, but hey I'm an open book. As a result of the dreaded crotch wedgie my lovely plump thighs end up rubbing together ever time I take a step on the treadmill. After 15 minutes of basically having diaper rash on my inner thighs I'm about ready to steal some of Wesley's Desitin and rub it on there...anything to keep the friction to a minimum. How quickly can someone lose thigh fat anyway...and WHY do I have to have "thunder-thighs". Darn you M&Ms! You did this to me!

Hahaha, okay now that we've all had to read about my complaining and hopefully you laughed over some of it. I'm really not in that bad of shape. I really do enjoy my workouts and they are going really really well. It would be nice to see some more results, but that will come in time. I have noticed that I do have more energy now, so that's a definite plus. Also an unexpected perk to all of this is that I REALLY enjoy a nice long shower after working out...I have NEVER enjoyed a shower so much in my life. Haha. Must be all that eyebrow sweat.


  1. If you bring a hand towel with you, you can drape it over the handlebars of the bike/treadmill and then grab it whenever you need to wipe off some sweat.

    As for the thighs, my sister swears by baby powder whenever her thighs rub together.

    As for TV, I'm not much help. 24 hour fitness usually has NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, FoxNews and CNN on. So I see a lot of boring news. I usually just listen to music.

    Do you ever lift any weights or do any of the weight machine?

    Also, 60 bucks a month for the YMCA? I hope that's for the both of you...

  2. Don't wear shorts... I run in capri length leggings and have not had that problem... Also if your looking for an awesome workout for the treadmill look up couch to 5k... Its a 9 week program.. 3x a week... and I am on week 8! I love it... I am actually running for a straight 30 minutes... ok well day it was more like 40 because I wanted to hit that 3.1 miles!