Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sweat for Life.

Happy holidays sweets and Barka da Sallah to all my Muslim friends. May God bless us all abundantly in Jesus name.  I recently sent out a broadcaste to all my contacts about the importance of exercise and not to forget to spend a bit of time to exercise and sweat it out this holiday, especially when we will be indulging in a lot of goodies in the likes of meat, rice, drinks and co. Not that you shouldn't eat o, but after eating remember to burn it off, sweat it out.

The importance of sweating in exercise can't be over emphasised. For you to be sure you are really working hard and burning calories, sweat must be produced. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. Someone has told me before that I don't have to sweat. Na lie o, I must sweat!  So what is sweat? According the Oxford dictionary lol, Sweat is: "Moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, typically in profuse quantities as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, fever or fear." it can't even be defined without adding "physical" to it.

Whenever I exercise at home, I switch off the fan and air conditioner, I open up the windows though. I do this a lot because it allows me to sweat a lot and I love the feeling I get afterwards. You know what they say, "if you still look good after your workout, you didn't work hard enough". Here are some of the reasons why we should sweat it out;


1. Sweating is healthy, it cleanses the body and eliminates toxins from the skin. When you sweat, your skin pores open up and you release all impurities, dirt on the surface of the skin.
2. If you sweat regularly, your body rewards you with softer and smoother skin.
3. You lose a lot of water weight as you sweat, it's great for weight loss and the major way to achieve this is by physical exercises.
4. Sweating relaxes the mind and body. It helps to release the stress and fatigue brought on by muscle tension.

Remember to drink some water after a workout.

5. When you sweat, you breathe faster, your heart works functions better,your circulation improves, and your metabolism accelerates and 'ginger' sets in lol, and then your normal body temperature returns after, hmmmmmm. I love that feeling.

This is me, after my workout. Not cute shey?

This is me after a shower and all dolled up. Cute? Lol.


After my workout I don't like wiping off my sweat, I love to stretch, then relax and drink a nice chilled bottle of water. And then allow the sweat dry off completely on my skin before I take a shower. I feel fresher that way after a bath. Try it. Take care sweets and pls don't forget to drop a comment, let's know what you think about sweating, better still share some other thought s you have . God bless.
Chelizruby.

14 comments:

  1. Nice one, though i put on the fan to cool off my hot head during workouts. I hv to make amends, thnks coachz. Frn ify

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    1. Chai Ify, am laffing seriously here @ hot head. Hahahaha! It is well deary. Take care.

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  2. good evening. Been following ur blog for some time and it kind of gives me hope. I want to loose weight desperately. Please do advise me on wat to do. If u r on watsapp i would love u to add me so as to be a form of inpirsation to me.

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    1. Hi Lilian, thanks for your comment. You will lose the weight if you put your mind and dedication to it. You can mail me on tocheli@yahoo.com so we can chat. Take care.

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  3. I have bin reading your blog for sometime now, and it gives me hope that I can do it, the only problem is am a busy person so I don't have time to exercise at all, the only thing I have bin doing is starving myself, I don't eat all day I only eat at night, I eat a very small portion at night but doesn't seem to be working. I am a size 14 now and I desperately need to go down to size 10

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    1. Hi Ife, thanks a lot for reading and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate you. Starving yourself isn't the solution. Check out the posts i wrote on how people with busy lifestyles can make up for lost times as per exercise. You can even do them while at work, make out time. Take walks during your lunch hour, or do some squats every time you go to the ladies. Don't starve yourself, eat clean healthy food, natural foods I mean. Stay away from processed food. You are meant to eat at least 5 small meals a day that comprises fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbs in small quantities. Compare your portions to a baby's food plate, that's the portion you should stick with or something like that. Always have fruits as your snacks. It's all about a total lifestyle change, eat to lose weight. When you starve, you make your body hoard fat so it means you won't lose weight. You will lose the weight dear, it's not by magic, but by hard work, patience, perseverance and determination. Thanks a lot dear. Cheers.

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  4. I am currently a size 14 but I really wanna go down to size 10. I am a very busy person so I hardly have time for exercise the only thing I do of recent is starve myself, I don't eat throughout the day I eat a very small portion at night but it is still not working, I need a diet plan than make me lose weight withouy exercise. Thank you

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    1. Hi Ife, like I said earlier you can't starve and lose weight naaa Lol. It won't work. Check my older posts I have 2 meal plans there, one for detox and one for fat loss. Do the detox first then follow up with the fat loss. But please try and add some exercise to it. Please tryyyy as little as it may be, even if it's 40 squats before you jump into your bed at night. Another thing is that people are different, it may take you a few weeks to actually start seeing a difference on the scale. So, just hang in there Sweety, you will get to that size 10 and less sef, if you want. The Lord is your strength. Take care. Cheers.

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  5. Hi dearies,its Helen..
    I truely agree with your write up..
    So I must confess dat I didn't get to work out this week @ all*sadface*..My Family has been very discouraging,making side jokes&all,work has been hectic,so this has made me second-guessing myself..I feel really sick to my stomach bcos no one seem to believe in what am doing but then I was able to skip this morning*lil smile*..
    Ooh Cheliz,pls help...especially now that I can't make the Gym*sadface*

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    1. Hi Helen. I feel you dear, I've been there. People would tell me that I'm just wasting my time and that they would be waiting for me to go back to the old me, where I would be eating and eating without caution or even exercising. I would ask you to be strong, keep exercising, keep watching ur meals and eating healthy, prove them wrong this time and make them stop laughing. You alone can do this, nobody can stop you. When u get to your goal weight, then they will believe you. You did good by skipping today, don't be sad. Try and use your free time wisely, exercise in your room, in the toilet, at ur backyard, there must be some place where u find solace. results r on the way babe. Take care. Cheliz.

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  6. hi dear, found u on ur post on bella naija. im stuck cos I like fitness stories they keep me motivated. Kindlyy add me to ur bb group, please and please. Gladys.

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    1. Gladys dear, thanks for coming on here, kindly call me or mail me, so we can chat. 08025806183 tocheli@yahoo.com cheers dear.

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  7. Thanks dear, I just sent u a text with my pin. Gladys.

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