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Crying while working out?!

Friday, March 04, 2011

No i'm not depressed. I feel fine. Or I thought so. But for some reason, the past few days, I've broke into tears while working out. Asked my hubby about it and he said it is totally normal, although it has never happened to him. So I wonder if something is bothering me? Or maybe it is because I increased the length of my workouts?
I know this may sound crazy, but I feel great after I cry. Like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I guess it would bother me if I was at a gym and I cried in front of strangers.
I looked it up and read an article about it. It seems like alot of the comments about the article, were from people saying it has never happened to them.
Was wondering if this has happened to anyone else?
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HELSANANGEL 3/5/2011 7:37PM

    I can honestly say that I have never cried while working out... though I wish I would because the way you made it sound is AWESOME!!!! I kinda wish I could push myself to having a weight lifted! HA HA

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BREWMASTERBILL 3/5/2011 3:11PM

    @KAURAKITTEN - False! And Dane Cook does not represent most men. LOL! I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt I have never cried while working out. Almost blacked out, yes. Almost puked, all the time, one time I think I might have even peed myself a little. But cry ... nope. With that said, I know men and women are wired much differently, societal or biological is debatable. I don't know that there is anything wrong with crying during a workout per se. It's an intense experience (if you're doing it right). If that's your release mechanism, I don't see anything wrong with it.

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PSSN4FITNESS 3/5/2011 2:54PM

    Like Susan, I often close my eyes while running or on the elliptical. It is a moment to center myself and to focus completely on my emotions and my body as I push myself. It is a moment of releasing the tensions of the week, or the weight of all of my goals, and to just be in the moment of a really hard work out. Some of those moments feel very, very close to tears because honestly it just feels so liberating and so good.

If you are not feeling depressed overall, I would say that only good things come from it. You are letting go of inner tensions and emotions. Some times you just need a good cry. And if you are in the middle of being killed during a training session, sometimes you have the right to feel badly for yourself or extremely proud of yourself for pushing through. Keep up the great work!

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SEPPIESUSAN 3/5/2011 2:36PM

    First, belated congrats o n 145. That's a special number to me because that was my wedding weight that I managed to maintain all the way through my honeymoon and into the next month before I gained it back. :( Working to get back there.

I cried during a 10K race when I was just so emotional and proud of myself for meeting my time goal. You can sort of tell I'm welling up in the pictures my hubby took. Also during some times of the month I just sort of cry for no reason when I'm alone, and then I feel much better - it's not a sad cry, it's almost more like a tension release. Maybe yours was something like that?

Last night I didn't cry while I was working out but every few minutes for some reason I felt the urge to close my eyes - and I was on the elliptical at the gym! In front of other people!

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BLESSEDMAZARS 3/4/2011 9:48PM

    Sometimes it just feels good to cry. Once it's over, I feel great. What causes it, I don't know, but I don't stop it and enjoy feeling refreshed afterwards.

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KAURAKITTEN 3/4/2011 9:31PM

    When I'm super anxious I'll cry. And it will be moments when I'm most relaxed that I'll do it. I just figured it was because everyone requires a release and men are too proud to admit they do it too. But for me it's like Dane Cook when he says "Sometimes you just have to cry, and its only then that the most random things come out of your mouth. 'I tried my best! I tried my best!'"

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ARWEN555 3/4/2011 3:01PM

  I've felt that way, glad to know I'm not just whining!!!!!!! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 3/4/2011 2:15PM

    it happened too me, only because when I c25k and remember my day one I would cry, or my old markers and stuff like that

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NUTS4NUTELLA 3/4/2011 12:49PM

    That happened to me a handful of times while I was on the elliptical! I felt crazy at first but now I have learned it's not just me that this happens to. I don't really know why it happens. I theorized that it has something to do with my intense concentration and amplified emotions during a work out. Anywho- just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone in this!

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KEZRARAYNE 3/4/2011 11:25AM

    It has TOTALLY happened to me! One minute I'm workin' it, going hard...the next minute I'm getting tears all over my treadmill! I'm a bit of a crier though...cry when i'm really happy, cry when i'm depressed, cry when I'm so angry there just aren't words anymore.

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MBRANDO 3/4/2011 2:34AM

    Actually, yes I have. Just a couple of times. I was really pushing myself and once I cried I felt the same as you, almost euphoric it was such a relief.

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TURTLERAE55 3/4/2011 2:15AM

    Maybe you're going through PMS.

Check with your doctor to check things out.

Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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ZANDRAAK 3/4/2011 2:14AM

  I came close the other day when my workout was particularly hard. It was the workout I normally do, it just felt harder that day. Maybe I should have just let myself cry?

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ZANDRAAK 3/4/2011 2:14AM

  I came close the other day when my workout was particularly hard. It was the workout I normally do, it just felt harder that day. Maybe I should have just let myself cry?

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ZANDRAAK 3/4/2011 2:14AM

  I came close the other day when my workout was particularly hard. It was the workout I normally do, it just felt harder that day. Maybe I should have just let myself cry?

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