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MKRETIRED Posts: 540
10/24/13 9:22 P

Yes, it is a good distraction and negative energy release.

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10/24/13 8:29 P

Working out when i'm emotional is the way I release my emotions. It's a coping skill and a stress reliever.

NFLATTE Posts: 8,755
10/24/13 8:25 P

Yup...It distracts me from my anger....

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10/24/13 6:28 P

Definitely! It helps melt the anger away, and because of the anger, sometimes the workout is better because you have that angry adrenaline rushing through you. If I'm depressed or sad, I still work out, even if I go slower than normal, because I know once I start to get worn out, the sadness will be much less.

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1GROVES2 Posts: 10,297
10/24/13 1:54 P

I fact my husband & I had an argument and I went for my walk....cut 10 minutes off my time!....yes it was cause I was mad because I have not been able to do it that fast since!

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and renew a steadfast spirit within me..."
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10/24/13 12:29 P

Yes. Sometimes those are my best workouts. I sweat it all out, then I'm all good again.

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Anthony Robbins--
10/24/13 10:51 A


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10/24/13 10:50 A


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10/24/13 9:34 A

Absolutely the best time to do it, rather than EAT...

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and lost it again in 2013... going down to 175 this fall, and staying there...this time!
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10/23/13 10:58 A

We all have issues in our lives that interfere with our goals, being successful is making those choices everyday that will lead to our success. I have no idea what your going through, and the severity of your issue. But pushing through adversity builds the character necessary for success.

10/22/13 11:04 A

Exercise is the best therapy on earth!! Not to mention, skipping a workout is just going to add to your bad feelings by the end of the day. Whatever happened, you probably have no control over it. You DO have control over working out!! Do it!! Always!!

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10/22/13 8:33 A

I won't strength train when I'm sad because it's not distracting enough, so I run/row/bike. But when I'm mad, there's nothing like moving heavy objects to burn off the mad. Those workouts are generally the ones where I see the most strength increases.

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10/22/13 8:24 A

If I can, I do, and it usually makes a huge difference in my mood. :)

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10/22/13 7:41 A

ESPECIALLY when I'm experiencing an extreme feeling or mood. That's when a lot of the best workouts happen for me, too, because I channel my energy into the workout. Besides, if you don't workout every time you're having a bad day or mood, then you'll never workout.

Edited by: CARRIENIGN at: 10/22/2013 (07:42)
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10/22/13 6:42 A

I work out harder when I'm mad or sad. It tends to help me sort through my thoughts and feelings better. Plus I feel like I did something right after I work out so it lifts my mood. Hope you sort out whatever yuckiness happened

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10/21/13 4:36 P

Yes I do. I dance and listen to a very angressive music like heavy metal. And I feel much better!!! And my bad energy is released.

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10/21/13 4:07 P

Absolutely! It is probably one of the best things you can do for your body. Exercise help to "get it out" not store it and have it cause problems.

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/21/13 3:23 P

Yup. I get an awesome workout when i am pissed off, then magically i feel better after it is over.

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10/21/13 8:13 A

Some of my best runs happened when I have been angry at someone or something.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (93,146)
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10/21/13 1:36 A

workouts have always helped me burn out my anger.

my former boss was a real jerk. On days when he'd been worse than usual, I'd stop by the gym on the way home and get on the racquetball court alone. I would picture his face on that ball and beat the heck out of it for an hour. Punching bags are also great for anger workouts.

sad - that's different. It depends on the situation. I may go for a walk or a bike ride to clear my head, but it's not intense by any means.

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
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10/20/13 7:28 P


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10/20/13 6:35 P

Yes, a good workout always helps when things are stressful!! In the past I would have a cocktail or 2 when stressed out, sad, or angry but now I take everything out in the gym!!! It is a healthy release!!!

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
10/20/13 6:16 P

when u have something weighing heavy on your shoulders do squats.....Yes I do workout when I feel that way......

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10/20/13 5:48 P

I definitely work out if I am upset or angry, primarily by beating the crap out of the heavy bag. However, if I feel depressed or sad, which is not very often, I do not workout, usually.

"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman

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10/20/13 3:32 P


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10/20/13 3:00 P

Yes, do it. The endorphins help.

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10/20/13 2:58 P

Yes - most of the time it really helps overcome the anger or the sorrow.

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10/20/13 2:01 P

angry workouts are the best!

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10/20/13 12:25 P

I find it harder to exercise when I am sad or depressed. I am more likely to exercise (and eat healthy) when I am happy.

But anger doesn't interfer with my exercise plans. It can feel good to work out my anger or frustration through physical activity. I rant and rave in my head as I start exercising, but begin to focus on the exercise as time passes ... and I usually feel better at the end of the exercise.

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CORRY000 Posts: 30
10/20/13 10:31 A

Yes! It always clears my head and lets me distance myself from what upset me or made me sad.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,740
10/20/13 9:32 A

A good hard workout is great at blocking a lot of things out of your mind. You are so focussed on what you are doing, that any other thoughts go by the wayside.


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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10/20/13 9:12 A


PRINCESSAA12 Posts: 471
10/20/13 9:00 A

Because that's how I am feeling right now. I am really angry and upset over something that happened. At the same time, I had planned to workout today. What would you do if you can't get it out of your head?

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