A Sign of Health
A few days ago I turned off the A.C. and opened the windows. The temperature dived as we move into the fall. Last night, the temperature dropped to 43°. Inside I woke up to a house at 48°. But I wasn’t uncomfortable. My hands and feet were as warm as the rest of my body. I went outside with a t-shirt and shorts and was still comfortable.
I wasn’t always like this, but I am comfortable with temperatures from 40° to 103° F. I used to hate the heat. Back when I was out of shape, I hated to sweat. It felt toxic, and it was. I was unhealthy and my sweat smelled bad and felt “icky”. I was overweight. Just about anything temperature under 80° was fine with me. At over 350 pounds I had plenty of insulation for the cold weather.
When I lost weight this changed. Hot weather was a bit easier to deal with, as I did not sweat as easily, but cold weather was much more difficult for me. My feet and hands would get cold easily. If it did get over 85° I would be uncomfortable.
The healthier I became the less temperature extremes bothered me. I noticed that a little bit of sweat, even a lot of sweat, feels good. And the colder weather is more comfortable because my blood is healthier, and I have much better circulation now.