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Workout to deal with emotional stress? Yes, please.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I HATE CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest.

I found out this morning that I lost yet another family member to this awful disease last night. Mind you this is now the 7th person in my family to be taken by cancer - not to mention the people who have beaten and are currently battling it. emoticon

I'm not real good at dealing with emotions, I tend to bottle them all up until I can't hold it anymore and then I burst and it all comes out - it's not healthy and it's not a pretty sight to be seen - and in the past I have done some pretty dumb stuff during those explosions.

I have learned that rather than bottling it up, I need to find a better way to deal with these emotions. So, while today was supposed to be a day off of Zumba and I was supposed to do some calisthenics/strengthening, I needed the fast pace, so I did 45 minutes of Zumba instead. While this puts me over my calories burned target for the week, I NEEDED IT.

I'm learning that it's ok to do things simply because I need it. emoticon

I guess I've learned a life lesson. I just wish I had known this 9 years ago when I lost my mom to cancer. emoticon

Oh well, better late than never, right?
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SOFT_VAL67 2/11/2013 4:37PM

    sorry to hear of this loss and the stress...working out always helps, in some small way
i used to take my angers, stresses, etc to the walking track, but with this broken foot i cant do any walking
so, weights, wall pushups, squats, crunches, etc, anything i can find to do where i dont have to put added pressure on my foot
zumba is in my near future
hopefully
i sure hope it helped you to work out some

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/11/2013 3:23PM

    Yoga will help out.

My Dr. has a supplement, all natural that helps called Balance. It works great when my hubby is drinking so I can handle his attitude.

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MOMMY2MADILYN 1/24/2013 9:29PM

    I am so so sorry for the loss of your family member to that horrible disease! emoticon
Good for you for doing Zumba to help you cope in a positive way.

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