Fast forward to earlier this year. I had not been working out consistently for a very, very long time. I did do things now and then, but nothing with any regularity. And I didn't sweat. Not really. Then I got the Oculus and started Supernatural. Followed closely by making the gym a regular habit. I have noticed the last few times at the gym, my sweat has kicked in again. By the time I am done with a workout, I am dripping sweat. Dripping. I am leaving marks on the equipment I use and just a wet sloppy mess. I love it. My theory is that your metabolism has to be functioning at a certain level in order for your sweat to kick in. I believe that you also need to be drinking enough water for your body to let you sweat.
Speaking of metabolism. I don't know if I'm unique or if I just pay enough attention, but I can always tell when my metabolism is working at top speed. There are a couple of indicators. First, I don't crave sweets. I really don't. I want to eat good food and not junk. I'll go out for a salad rather than eat junk that is here. Second, I don't get full. I mean, I get full but I never get overfull. The other day I ate until I was kind of stuffed, but within minutes that feeling was gone. In my mind, that means my metabolism has kicked in and I am processing food quickly. When I'm being lazy and not doing things, I can eat, get full, and stay that way for hours. Working out regularly seems to put me more in touch with my body and I stop when I feel full and then it passes as I process the food. I've noticed this before a few times. When I was training for marathons and triathlons this happened. When I was doing Crossfit regularly, this happened. And now that I have made the gym and movement a regular part of my day, it's happening again.
Also, I'm feeling great. My stomach does not seem to stick out so much. I feel like I can actually pull it in a bit. I have energy most days. My clothes are fitting much, much better than they did just a few months ago. Overall I'm just feeling pretty darn amazing.
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