The journey of an Ultra Runner, Ironman,and all things Endurance
Monday, February 13, 2012
Good Old Fashioned ...SWEAT!
The pool this time of year is FREAKING freezing...unless you are an Eskimo...which I am not. While I am swimming I use the thought of a 15 minute sauna as my reward for a solid swim session. Following a swim I cuss all the way back to the ladies locker room freezing and join a lady already sweating it out in the sauna. I don't know how the conversation came up but the next thing I know I was BEGGING her not to take diet supplement pills in order to lose weight.
She was hungry and eager for information. She was heavy. She feels like she has tried everything. I was thrilled to be in the right spot at the right moment and for the next 20 minutes I sweat my a$$ off convincing her that sticking with exercise and balanced eating was the ONLY WAY to make a lasting change. She thanked me as we left the YMCA that night and I truly hope that she is sweating it out WITHOUT the pills!