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Euphoria... Orgasm... and The Yoke!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I am still in the afterglow of yesterdays "workout high". Coach says it's caused by a release of endorphins. Uh huh.. Okay... Whatever. All I know is that it felt AMAZING! Ah-may-zing. So, today, I've been trying to explain to people what the "euphoric" feeling I got after the workout was like. Lots of people said "yeah, I think I've felt that", some said they'd heard of "runners high" and others nodded with an all knowing little smirk "oh yeah"... and those people- the smirkers? - I knew had experienced it before. I finally came up with an analogy... it's like an orgasm... you may "think" you've had one but when you really do - there is no doubt! I cannot wait to experience it again!!

So, I tell all this to my Coach tonight and he says he just read an article where women doing certain exercises have an orgasm DURING the exercise?? Wh wh wh what??? I laughed and told him I'd be sure to let him know if that happened... ROFL... kils me... So, I googled it when I got home and sure nuf! There are exercise induced orgasms (EIO)... not kidding... it has it's own acronym.. anyhoo.. if you want to read more about it here's the link

I see sit ups in a whole new light! HA

But I digress... So, yesterday I forgot my FITBIT.. so today I had a plan!! I posted these notes at my door and in my car:

and it worked!! I did not forget my FITBIT.

Tonight was CrossFit #22... and all three things were new... after the warmup, I did 3 rounds of 5 overhead presses (45lb bar), 5 yoke carries (see picture below) and 5 burpees for time. It took me 13:09 to finish. The burpees were NOT pretty.. and Coach filmed one so that in the future when I"m able to do them well, I can look back and go WOW. Right now? I watch it and go WHOA.. LOL but, for me, they are very hard.

photo credit Central Oregon Crossfit.

I burned another 500+ calories!! Yeah... and when I got home I was craving protein and so that's what I ate.. about 68grams!! I figure my body must need it to build all the muscle I'm putting on! Yeah baby.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DISCIPLINE_DOES 4/28/2013 1:30PM

    Now I'm even more excited to finally get back to exercising this week!!! :)

Do you do modified burpees, or the full on real deal? I've tried them before, but they absolutely kill my toes. :( It's great that he thought to film you and let you see how far you've progressed!

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    How awesome is that? And those exercise orgasms - I'll have one, please! Just sign me up! Too funny!

I have a FitBit as well - and it has become my little pal. Who would have thought something so small can make such a big difference!


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DAWNSJOURNEY 4/26/2013 2:52PM

    This is awesome.. woo hoo .. I am so excited for you .

Planning for endorphins here .. Can't wait.. love your humor and your dedication.

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KAREN_NY 4/25/2013 3:37PM

    1. I love LOVE seeing your progress and how excited you are. Thanks for sharing.
2. Burpees suck.
3. Those EIO's? LOL - where do I sign up?

Have a rockin' day,

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JUNEAU2010 4/24/2013 5:53PM

    I know a lot of kettlebell swingers do burpees and they sound like torture.

You are amazing!

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-AIMIE- 4/24/2013 3:53PM

    I can tell you with 100% certainty, I have yet to experience the afterglow from exercise. My endorphins are broken :( LOL

I am glad you are enjoying it though, any "O" moment whether exercise induced or not is awesome!

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ZEECHA 4/24/2013 9:45AM

    I think burpees are difficult (when I've done them--just not lately!), so *good* for you for doing them!!

and thanks for that link! heheh :)

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FEDGIRL4 4/24/2013 7:55AM

    When I read the title, I thought, "Whoa I'm in for something!" and I was right.

I don't run, but do feel good when I come in from my lunch walks in the parking garage. If I achieve "Nirvana" during those walks though, my supervisor may start to wonder why is she smirking so big? If that were true, you'd get me to exercise more often than once a day.


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SUGAR0814 4/23/2013 11:46PM

    Great workout = The Big O, where do I sign up? LMBO

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TRIXIETEXAS 4/23/2013 11:11PM

    Wow, if I could orgasm doing exercises, you'd never have trouble getting me to the gym!

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AMBERZADE67 4/23/2013 10:43PM

    LOL .... you said the O word and so I had to look and see what you were talking about! Yes I agree, it is like an orgasm although I doubt you'll usually find a lot of people willing to say so. Lots of people haven't had an orgasm you know......

I get the feeling most often when I am doing Zumba. Sometimes when I am running.....

An endorphin high, not orgasms. Although, I seem to be somewhat blessed, I can have those whenever I want.

I know. TMI. LOL

Have a great night and keep on!!

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WOUBBIE 4/23/2013 10:25PM

    LOL! As if we needed anymore reasons to exercise!

Oh, wait. We DO need more reasons to exercise!

Comment edited on: 4/23/2013 10:25:35 PM

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LEESHAK_ 4/23/2013 10:09PM

And that is so interesting about the exercise induced orgasm! and hilarious haha!!

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