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AIMSTER89 SparkPoints: (1,068)
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1/13/14 12:08 P

Thanks for all the comments guys! Yes people do have SERs when getting massage, (I'm a massage therapist ;-) ) and I felt like more or less the same thing was happening to me. I didn't FEEL sad or anything but I think it was probably all emotion just stored up and when I started working out it started to release. And yes, I have been diagnosed with depression. But I'm gonna keep on keepin on!! emoticon

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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1/13/14 9:59 A

When I first started high intensity strength training I would cry whenever I was on the leg press machine. I read that everyone has a certain stress response to exercise, and depending on how difficult it is and how high the intensity is some respond different than others. I knew a girl who would start laughing. Don't worry about it, you can work through it.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (565,740)
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1/12/14 11:19 P

I'm usually happy during and after a workout. I guess everyone is different.

LOLA_LALA Posts: 659
1/12/14 7:08 P

I'm with CAMEOSUN - it could be a sort of ecstatic response to Tae Bo, if that's an exercise you particularly enjoy :) I used to get this years ago with aerobic dance.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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1/12/14 6:35 P

Never heard of it - but maybe it was tears of joy ?

LEAPSTER2013 SparkPoints: (2,273)
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1/12/14 4:45 P

I have cried before after a workout and massage. I do not think it has to do with depression, I think that there are lots of emotions held in our bodies. I have great sensitivities to medications and sometimes after taking them makes me cry. My doctor has no idea why I have such sensitivities...

1/12/14 4:31 P

I've cried before during workouts. A couple of times, one was because I was so embarrassed at my lack of skill and then just recently, when I felt I wasn't giving enough..... I

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,725
1/12/14 3:09 P

I've cried after exercising before, and before having to eat ONE MORE lousy salad, lol ! Because you get tired of it, and I think when you don't eat enough, you run out of serotonin in your brain, feel depressed, etc. Seeing a professional, either dietitian or counselor may help, or maybe not. A lot goes on when a person is overweight, it's not just about the food at all, the eating is what keeps us going.

1/12/14 1:40 P

I've never heard about sadness stored in body fat. I have suffered from depression for several years and would cry for anything or nothing at all. Sometimes I still do. Now I find regular exercise actually improves my mood and is a good stress reliever. I have occasionally teared up at the gym, but when thinking about sad things and mentally being in a sad state.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
1/12/14 9:41 A

Re original question, have never had that experience of exercise making me cry.

It inevitably makes me energized and cheerful.

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,473
1/12/14 9:27 A

I've heard many body workers say that emotions are stored in the body and have had clients weep during massage. Doesn't sound like a bad thing to me---let it flow!

MLAN613 Posts: 18,612
1/12/14 8:33 A

I can't say that I have been when I finish a long race, I usually feel like crying. And that's probably when I was really overweight, there was no way I could have run 13.1 miles or even 3.1. I agree that exercise is a great way to handle emotions and release stress.

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1/12/14 4:51 A

I don't know about emotions being stored up in your fat, but it sounds like it WAS stored up in your brain. Exercise can be a wonderful release for emotions, but as it affected you to that degree, I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your Dr for a Depression assessment. A lot of people suffer depression but don't realize it. Some people have suffered it for so long that they don't realize that there is anything wrong. If need be, your Dr can refer you to a Therapist to help you deal with whatever the stressors are.

Good luck,

AIMSTER89 SparkPoints: (1,068)
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1/12/14 1:21 A

Anyone else ever started crying before, during or after a workout? I was doing Tae Bo and suddenly just started crying. It's not like I was in pain or overwhelmed with the exercise or anything, I just...started crying. And couldn't stop. I feel like emotions are stored in my fat and when I burn it, anything could happen haha!

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