I’ve started writing posts on this topic so many times, but I always stop because it’s so embarrassing. But it’s such an important part of weight-loss – probably the hardest physical part, and I’m not sure when it will be better. If you read my blog, you know I workout, and you know that I push myself hard. You may also know that before I started exercising, I despised sweating. And now, I love it.
My body actually craves exercise, and the payoff is great….but…it comes at a price. And right now, my body is paying for it. I’m in so much pain. I know it’s my fault for mistreating my body, and I take responsibility for it. I’m trying to change it too, but for the next few sentences, I’m going to whine.
My stomach hurts, but I don’t have a stomach ache…I have a rash under my stomach which is a direct result of obesity. When I put on this excess weight, I found that the majority of my weight was in my lower abdomen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m (still) heavy all over, but if you make the picture bigger, you can see what I’m talking about in the photo below. Basically, without being completely gross, when I sweat hard (like during workouts) my stomach takes a beating which has been creating a rash under my stomach lately. And it hurts!
The doctor prescribed meds yesterday so I’m hoping for some relief in the next few days. I plan to start taking the medicine today, and I also plan to skip my workout in the hopes that I’ll feel better by Friday. I know it’s gross, and I know it’s not fun to talk about this…But if you have advice, I’m ready to hear it. I’ve tried Gold Bond Powder (which works most of the time) and cortisone cream, but if you have better idea please share it.
I have to workout, and I probably have to go through these cycles of pain to get to my goal so I will. But today, it hurts, and I just want it to stop…