Thursday, June 21, 2007

exercise = happy

I have been stuck in such a gloomy spot, descending in a kind of hopeless spiral fueled by pain in my feet and the state of the world and anything else I could find to take me even further down. I haven't worked out in 11 days. It's been hell, and I knew that I missed it, but I didn't realize the tremendous positive effect exercise has on my state of mind until last night. I went into the gym in despair and left an hour later with a feeling of excitement and good cheer. The good effect continued all evening and still today. I feel like myself again; hope you are happy today as well.

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9 Comments:

Blogger angelfish24 said...

Good to hear you are feeling better after exercise. It works like that for me too. Just a matter of getting there somedays...I have this talk in my head, should I go? Or should I go to the bookstore? Or take my son to play? But...it is so important for me to improve my health, so yet I am going and I'm telling myself 5 days a week. I can't miss it, it's like brushing my teeth. Working for now anyway.

Enjoy your blog and all you have to say.

June 21, 2007 9:00 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

I think that working out has the same effect on me, but only afterwards. What I mean is that I haven't yet reached the point where I yearn to work out -- it always seems like a chore until I'm almost done ...

June 21, 2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Okay, I was sitting here debating whether I want to go to the gym today or not. You just convinced me. I'm going!

June 21, 2007 10:42 AM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

Good for you! Yay! Well, you've added another bit to the arguments convincing me I need to get off my fat (as opposed to phat) ass and hit the gym. I used to work out overseas, and ride my bike a lot, and I KNOW it helps with energy, motivation, mood, sleeping, not to mention benefits to bod & health.

Since hitting Seattle I have become an absolute slug. The grey affects me so much more than I thought it would. My son -- who is sprouting muscles like you wouldn't believe -- keeps trying to get me to get a gym membership with him. There is no good reason why I haven't done this. Blah. Blech. Slugsville.

So glad for you that you're doing it. (what about the toe?)

June 21, 2007 12:25 PM  
Blogger rodger said...

Nothing better than a good workout! The university just opened a new gym and I'm considering joining so I can workout after lunch. I spend entirely too much time at my desk.

Glad to hear you're feeling yourself again. Not in that way. ;)

June 21, 2007 3:45 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

Yes, I need to get back to a regular routine. You are an inspiration. If you can do it with painful toes, I can do it with a lazy butt.

June 21, 2007 4:02 PM  
Blogger evilganome said...

Glad to hear you're back at it. I know what you mean about needing to work out to keep your energy up. Much to my surprise I've made some gains with my workout. Next step. Work harder.

June 21, 2007 7:46 PM  
Blogger David said...

People wonder why I'm always so chipper, even in my darker moments. And then they joke about how gym-obsessed I am.

June 22, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger Tank Montreal said...

"The cure for everything is salt water: tears, the sea and sweat"
- Isak Dinesen

The gym saved my life on many, many levels. Today I'm a very happy man simply because I exercise, and I see it's contagious *big grin*

June 22, 2007 11:18 AM  

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