Tuesday, March 04, 2008

exercise therapy

I was geekily excited about getting back to Spinning classes. Last night was my first one in a very long time. I got there early and did a short weightlifting session before the class started. Signing up for that race did exactly what I had hoped -- it gave me the extra push to get out the door when I'm tired after work.

I'm glad, too, because after a 45-minute class, I felt like I had finally shut off the crazy switch in my head. I felt more mellow and relaxed than I had in a long, long time. All the chatter that runs through my mind most of the time quieted down for a while. I would never have believed, on all those days that I felt like hamburger after a rough commute home, that going for a workout would make me feel energized and happy, but I swear it's true.

Tonight, though, we have freezing rain, and I am staying inside where it's warm and safe and watching "The Biggest Loser" and the election returns.

4 comments:

  1. ahh bless them endorphins. glad to hear you're feeling gooooooood, comrade :)

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  2. Am so happy you got mellowed out by doing the workout. You deserve to make yourself this important, to take the time and give your body - and now obviously your mental state - the buzz that comes with exercise.

    You're making me rethink my own couch potato-ness, which is a good thing.

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  3. so what did you think of biggest loser last night??? I was so bummed that Kelly didn't get voted off. I'm so tire of her whining. And i was so hoping Bernie would make it further. what a good guy!!!

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  4. Glad to hear you signed up for a race, that's excellent news. Amazing how motivating it is. I'm right there with you on needing the workout for the mental boost as much as the physical. Some days it's the only reason I go run--becuase I know I'll be more mentally stable afterwards.

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