Fitness Tip of the Day

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Red and icky!

Last night I went to the gym with every intention of doing the strive class but yesterday I developed a rash on my chest and arms so between the irritation of that and I was stressing over it I did not go. I am not really sure what is going on - one of my friends thinks I have stressed myself out so much in the last few weeks that I have developed the rash as a side effect. I have never had this before and I am not sure what to do. I really don' think I need to go to my Doctor for this but I am going to keep an eye on it and hopefully it will clear up - the first step is to stop being stressed (better said than done lol). Some of my stress is I have not been going to the gym as much and also I want to loss the 5 lbs I need to reach my goal by the end of the month so I am going to refocus once again and keep myself on the straight path.

Tonight I am going to Zumba and working out with my trainer so I am hoping as of this week I can get back to my routine and get back on track. The rest of the week is bodypump on Thursday, Friday off, Saturday is Ab class and Sunday is walking 7 miles. I am really looking forward to the walk and then next week my Son comes for the Holiday and he made me promise to take him to the gym and work out so off we will go (got to love him).

Any advice on my rash?

3 comments:

Tamzin said...

Don't itch it!!! :D

well I'm not a doctor, but in the past I've taken an anti-hisamine (like benodryl/claritin or some thing similar), but you never know.

But you know the drill. If you are thinking that you should see someone about it, you should see someone! :)

Have fun at the gym tonight

Juice said...

Hope that clears up for you. More importantly, I hope your stress goes down. What can you do to make that happen? Say no to a few things? Get more sleep? Give yourself permission to not do a "tradition"? I'm pulling for you!

And I want to do your 7 mile walk - the park sounds lovely! Are you on the east coast?;)

Mara said...

Hey Juice I am in Virginia and the park is so beautiful and peaceful.
Thanks for pulling for me I am trying to lower my stress but it is tuff with so much going on.

Thanks!
Mara