It’s been cold and snowy for the past couple of days here in Southern New England and I can’t help but to think about warm things. I don’t usually like to do that- it makes the cold that much worse by comparison- but even thinking about a nice, warm 40 degree day sounds awesome.
Thinking about proper warm, sunny days, like we get in the Summer, made me start thinking about sweating. I have, for a couple of years now, been fascinated by my own sweaty body. I like sweaty bodies in general- it means effort, exertion, making attempts at goals, heat, maybe sex, and some bodies smell fantastic when sweaty (I’m not one of them). Sweat also means warmth and movement and flexibility- equally sexy and fantastic as the other things.
So, I remain fascinated with sweat in general, and my sweat in particular. How it feels to have a workout where I am dripping with it (it feels rather badass- pushing my limits). How it feels to have the sweat cool on my skin. How it looks and feels sitting atop my skin- sometimes I notice every little bit, sometimes I am oblivious. The gorgeous feeling of being so entranced in my workout, or so dedicated to finishing what I’m doing, and the drops of sweat fall from my chin, nose, and and chest. Those drops are hard-earned and they feel like gold when I am warm and working my ass off.
I offer you a study in sweat.
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| The cure for anything is salt water: tears, sweat, or the sea. |
| Luck is the dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. |
| There’s nothing better than working up a good sweat. |
| There’s something incredibly sexy about sand and sweat and dunes
photographed like women’s backs. – Kristin Scott Thomas |
| Sweat! Sweat! Sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat! – Zora Neale Hurston|
|By being an athlete, I have discovered so many other ways to express my beauty. Being a strong, fearless woman makes me feel beautiful. I love the way I look and feel when I am two hours into my training and my skin is glistening with sweat and my clothes are drenched because
I have given it all I’ve got. – Laila Ali|
| the best sweat is a from a hot bath, though. |
G’night fellow travelers. May your sweat bring you joy.
Joanna :: xoxo