There is a condition called hyperhidrosis. It’s street name is excessive sweating.
I know this because I just looked it up to see if I have a problem. Today was one of those days where I finished my workout in a pool of sweat and it wouldn’t stop pouring down my face. I was in a rush to get out of the gym, and for once, I had to change and shower before doing so. I could not, repeat, COULD NOT, take off my leggings; rather, I had to SHUCK them off me with a wet, squelching noise, like one does a wet suit, because they were completely soaked. To top it off, I was able to wring an actual stream of sweat from a different article of clothing.
Now, don’t get me wrong, today’s Booty workout will trigger all the sweat and all the burns. It’s three sets of 10 reps, where you do all the exercises in a row for 10 reps each, then repeat for another 2 rounds.
But I swear I wasn’t sweating this much last week. It’s like we hit summer and a dam broke within my internal controls so that the only way for me to self-cool is to drown in my own sweat.
Which means I spent the majority of the day feeling super dehydrated.
It’s hard to describe. I was drinking a lot of water, but even as I was inhaling fluids, it felt like it simply wasn’t…sticking. Like it was just passing through without being absorbed by my deflated cells. As a result, I was tired, extra sore, and a bit crabby.
I was also STARVING.
All in all, I’m not sure how pleasant I was to be around today. That was not helpful for the trip my boyfriend and I took to Ikea.
But, I turned it around tonight at dinner, when I had a beer. And then a juicy burger with cheese and bacon all wrapped up in lettuce. And thoroughly enjoyed the onion rings served with my boyfriend’s burger.
The fact that it was the beer that well and truly brought me back to life tells me that my body didn’t need water today so much as it did salt and electrolytes. So I made sure I got that and then some.
I share this because that meal was not really fix-approved for 80 Day Obsession. What I should have done was mixed myself up a shake and eaten some sweet potatoes. That would have been the extra clean, extra healthy option.
And I would have resented every moment of it.
Sometimes you just need a big burger and beer to get the nutrients you need. And sometimes it’s not about replacing the nutrients, but simply about ENJOYING a meal out with your SO without worrying about the meal plan.
My body needed tonight. I needed tonight. Which means that instead of kicking myself for going overboard and hating this slightly overly full feeling, I’m not bothered. It was the right meal for me in the moment, and it was the first cheat meal all week.
I savored every moment but now am already looking forward to a good breakfast tomorrow morning of greek yogurt and fruit and some cacao nibs.
I’ll handle Sunday dinner when we get there. Knowing now that I can’t eat eggs without having a reaction has been helping with avoiding those foods which trigger my lack of self-control. If I want to replace those baked goods with the meat sweats, that’s fine with me.
After all, my doctor said I could stand to eat a bit more bacon.
No pics today because I was in a rush to leave the gym, and I actually couldn’t get my phone to work because my fingers were too sweaty immediately following my workout. So check out the usual link if you want a visual, and hit me up if you’re searching for inspo.