Going to a spin class at 5:30 in the morning will put some crazy thoughts in your head.
Why oh why did I wake up early for this?
I wonder what minute the sun comes up today?
Oh, look at everyone else! How fast are they pedaling?
Crap. I have to email (insert name) back TODAY.
Oh, look at everyone else…they don’t look as sweaty as I do!
That last thought stuck with me. Training clients all day, I see a wide arrange of reactions to intense exercise. For some, it’s heavy breathing and frequent rest breaks, for others it’s a bright red face, and for some others, it’s becoming drenched in sweat.
I fall in that last category. My clients always point out to me, “ew! I’m so sweaty!” to which I reply, “I can relate.” Nearly every moderate-hard workout I complete, I’m drenched. The back sweat, I can take. The stomach sweat, I can take. Heck, even the boob sweat (swoob) doesn’t bother me. It’s the head sweat that gets me.
(this pic’s not even that bad, but believe me –the head sweat’s in full effect)
When I get done with a workout, my hair is straight out soaked. It makes the whole washing-your-hair-every-other-day directions from the ol’ hair stylist awfully hard to follow. Actually, head sweat is probably my least favorite thing about exercise, second to waking up at 5:00 for a 5:30 spin class
After getting home and showering my sweaty head (that’s a lie. I came home and showered, then blow-dried and sprayed some dry shampoo in my sweaty head) it was breakfast time.
Time to break out the Scottish oats! (See the difference between steel cut oats and scottish oats)
To make these oats, I just used 1 c. almond milk + scoop brown rice pp, 1/2 c. scottish oats, currants, pumpkin, cottage cheese, and a tbsp of sunflower seed butter:
I love the creaminess of scottish oats!
Time for me to fly!
Are you a head sweat-er? What part of you is the sweatiest after a workout?