Think Thin Thursday ~ No Sweat, No Problem

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Florida is beginning to cool off! Well, not exactly, but indicators are showing that our Summer heat is beginning to wane. Temperatures in the upper 80's to low 90's almost daily and diminishing rainfall tells us that we have about 30 more days of heat at our doors. After that it'll cool down to a slightly more comfortable mid 80 average. I really don't care to hear  people say that you'll get used to it because I don't and haven't for the more than half of my life that I've lived here. Would I want to be anywhere else? No way!

For me when the heat rises I know I'll be sweating but thanks to today's miracle moisture wicking fabrics I can now sweat and dry off through several cycles especially when enjoying our outdoor life. Yesterday was filled with an enjoyable task of rummaging through tons of boxes on a new project, a rather large and unique antique sailboat. I've been sailing since age 5 and boating most of my life. Unfortunately, it's on the "dry" and we're hoping to launch in about 2 years. The more we clean it up the less work it appears to take to make this happen sooner rather than later.

I knew the environment was going to be a hot one so liquid in the form of water and tea was the bulk of our refreshment and temperature regulation. I had weighed myself just prior to heading out and wanted to find out how much sweat I had lost in that relatively short span of about 5 hours. It was as if I had jumped in a pool with my clothes on when the day was done and when I took my ending weight I was 5 pounds lighter in spite of drinking almost a half gallon of water plus a cup (16 oz.) of hot coffee and a Dr. Brown's diet cream soda. We drank at regular intervals with not more than a sip and a gulp during our breaks.

This time of year we get our weather and temperatures in two forms. One is the actual temperature and the other is the "feels like" temp. Sadly, our feels like number is hovering around 101 to 105 of late. This is why I can never figure out why people run to their cars in Summer rains down here. The rainwater comes in torrents but it's usually at 85 degrees or better. Not anything like a 40 degree rain day in the Northeast. There it's either run or freeze.

It is time to change lanes a little and dispel the myth that if you're not sweating when you exercise you aren't working out hard enough. The truth is there are a lot of different people on this planet and some sweat profusely while others hardly at all or none when they workout. I can't say that not sweating doesn't have its problems due to the body trying to regulate its temperature but only YOU know when you've worked out hard enough. Trying to work up a sweat when it isn't in your body's repertoire could be a big mistake. Let's say you reached your MAX heart rate and some ill advised trainer decided that you must sweat before you leave the gym. You push harder to satisfy THEIR wants then guess what? You may never leave that gym alive.


All THINK THIN THURSDAYS that I write are under the

   guise of YOU getting to know your physical self a bit better!

Hello Self, how are you doing?     


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Comments (5)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May I'm one of those rare people who do not sweat!!! no, my sweat glands are never going full force... my trainer will be dripping when I workout with her, and I won't break a sweat and continue long after she has stopped.... having said that, I am a faithful water drinker....half my body weight in ounces of water every day.... and diet cream soda is my all time favorite..but haven't had it in years.... not a soda drinker anymore.

Sep 20, 2018 03:57 AM
Kevin J. May

I find myself somewhere between you and Wayne Martin as far as sweating and working out are concerned. The extremes are manageable once we get to know ourselves. Out of curiosity do you wear a heart monitor during workouts?

Sep 20, 2018 07:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kevin. I am of the group that works up a sweat just thinking about work followed by extreme water loss during exercise. Enjoy your day!

Sep 20, 2018 05:09 AM
Kevin J. May

I saw a perfect T-shirt for you Wayne. It said "My other shirt is sweaty too!" You are not alone, stay cool.

Sep 20, 2018 07:58 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love the mid 80's here and I can still work up a good sweat on the tennis courts, haha.

Sep 20, 2018 07:30 AM
Kevin J. May

My tennis days are over but I do remember watching the sweat drip off and evaporate into thin air when it hit the 120 degree court surface. For a while I switched to indoor fully climate controlled practice & matches, who knew  Brian!

Sep 20, 2018 08:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It takes me a while to break a sweat!  I have not been among those who worry about it.  A

Sep 20, 2018 09:16 AM
Kevin J. May

My goal today is to let those that do worry about it to freely let go of that action. Worry leads to stress, another undesireable action.

Sep 20, 2018 10:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kevin- the last few days have been brutal here and I agree, it's the "feels like" temperature that will get you. I don't dare leave the house without my water! I am not a sweater so when we would go out on our boat, I would cool off by pouring water on me. In that respect, sweating does have its advantages. 

Sep 20, 2018 05:26 PM
Kevin J. May

Kathy, as I resarched the issue I've found that sweating little to none is more common than I originally thought. A dip in our beautiful Atlantic Ocean can't even bring relief these days. I happened upon a spray bottle with a battery operated fan attached and highly recommend them.  

Sep 20, 2018 05:50 PM