There is a woman in my workout class who told everyone today that she doesn’t sweat. Not a bit. Like ever. She did a triathlon and didn’t have one bead of sweat. She birthed 4 children without even shedding a drop.
This was halfway through the class mind you and I’m literally dripping buckets. My feet are sweating, my eyelids are wet, my hair is sticking to the back of my neck in a nasty spiderweb type of configuration. It’s the worst. I look over to my left and this hot mama is doing her burpee sets without one drop of perspiration. The girl ISN’T EVEN balmy. The rest of us ordinary girls just look like melting popsicles on a hot day with stretchy clothes on. In between exercises we keep looking over to see if she’s lying. I thought I saw a slight glisten but maybe I’m mistaken. Why do I have to sweat????? And if I must, then why create people who don’t that make the rest of us look bad?
And then I thought about it. And I asked Trav about it. My favorite thing about Trav is he makes everything I stress about seem really insignificant and not stressful. He’s the best. He said back to me, “Honestly, if you never sweat ever then you would be really unhealthy…”
He’s right. And it made me think about when the times are that I do sweat.
When I workout. Which means I am living an active lifestyle and burning mad calories.
When I get nervous or excited about something. Which means I’m still getting FUCKING NERVOUS OR EXCITED ABOUT SHIT. This is good. It means I’m not completely jaded.
When it’s hot out. Which means I live in Los Angeles: one of the best places in the world that stays sunny all year round.
When you’re doin’ the nasty. NUTHIN TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT PEOPLE. I’d rather be sweatin’ my way through a good sex life then being all cold and dry in my bed alone.
So now thinking about it. I’m glad I sweat. It shows I’ve accomplished something, it is my body telling me, Bitch! you are uncomfortable right now, you’re in a new situation that is challenging you and making you stronger. You got this.
Plus, people that sweat are known to have good metabolism.
Stay sweaty kids,
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