Emotions & Exercise
Good morning. Happy Tuesday. Sorry if I’m shaking a little bit and I’m still a little red and sweaty. I just worked out and in the middle my workout I was really concentrating on what I was doing but I had some exercise memory recall.
For me exercising can be really emotional. There are times when some of my emotions come out and I’m just caught up.
It could be a wall of saying, “I can’t do it, this is too hard, I can’t breathe, I need to stop and take a break, or I can’t.”
At the time when I’m experiencing ‘I can’t’ moment I tell myself that I’m not going to buy into my own excuses. I’m not going to buy into the old excuses; I’m building towards a new me.
At that point in time I’m just not going to accept the excuses; I have to push through the exercise.
Today, during my exercise time I was thinking about the past when I was forced to work out and forced to eat healthy.
He Wanted Me to be A Personal Trainer
He wanted me to be a personal trainer. It’s kind of funny because the things that he wanted me to be actually good for me, but the way he went about trying to make me do them was not good. Like:
- Forcing me to ride my bike.
- Forcing me to juice and to eat healthy.
- Forcing me to work out.
- I cried and it was awful.
For years I didn’t want to work out or do any of those things because it was hurtful.
Even though he had good intentions for me he went about it the wrong way. So sometimes it’s a struggle to even work out because I have those emotional hurts from the past.
One thing I remember is when my kids, about six years ago, bought the Insanity workout and all the boys did the Insanity.
My oldest boy would actually do the – I don’t even know what it was called – the jogging. His knees would be up so high and so intense and he was so strong. He’s actually so strong now it’s crazy how buff he is.
But I remember trying the Insanity I think three times and I would just cry. It brought so much emotional intensity out of me. It’s crazy that exercise can do that. It just brings up these intense … I cried during Insanity it wasn’t just because … Yes it was really hard and intense, but it was just an emotional release. Sometimes you can even get an emotional release from working out which feels really good afterwards. It’s a really great way to start your day.
Anyways, I am in week three of the 21-day fix. I’m really excited about it because I’m almost done. I’ve been pushing play for three weeks; about two and a half weeks, but I’m really making a conscious effort of doing all the workouts. I don’t do it every day because I work out at work two days a week.
If you want to take any tips out of this, it’s that exercise is really good. It releases a lot of energy, a lot of anxiety, a lot of stress, and you can get some really good emotional releases. If you have stuff in your body that you’re hanging onto sometimes exercise can be the way to get rid of that.
Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow.