Yep, I’m going to talk about it because so many of us have it and right now it is bugging me so bad that I want to rip my skin off!
I don’t have much of a filter here, so I’ll share what’s going on.
My workouts have felt so incredibly good since the New Year. Challenging, but I can tell I’m progressing by lifting heavier weights or doing a slightly harder variation of something. When I’m in a groove like this, it’s almost like electricity going through my body after a workout. No puppies, rainbows, and glitter coming out of my pores, but it’s such a better feeling than that after doing some awful destructive behavior from my past like binge eating. Makes me hurt to think about it.
Anyway, I’m not sure if it’s dry skin plus more workouts or what, but I have got some major chub rub going on my inner thighs right now. As you’d imagine, losing a large chunk of weight will leave you with sagging skin and reduced skin elasticity. There’s just not as much volume to fill it out. Imagine a balloon after it’s been sitting for a few days. It gets smaller, but it loses the taught shiny exterior and becomes opaque and wrinkly. Yep, I just compared my chub rub ridden thighs with a balloon – you get the point.
This week its been bad. I didn’t even have chub rub when training for my half-marathon, and as you can guess, the thighs got a lot more action than they’re getting right now (come on guys, get your heads out of the gutter.) Folds of skin aren’t meant to rub up on each other.
In an attempt to help remedy the chub rub, I’ve taken the following precautions:
Two things I’ve tried that were highly unsuccessful?
I’d be remiss to mention that if you have chub rub that won’t go away, there is a chance it could be a skin yeast infection. Oy. Here are some signs from WebMD: