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Gym Time for Stress Management

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lots of stress in my life at the moment.

And I'm finding that getting to the gym is key for managing it.

Do I want to get up when the alarm goes off at 5 am?


But it's my best chance of feeling better all day long . . . so I've been doing it.

A good sweat on the elliptical trainer . . . and then weight lifting. And some stretching.

All right then! Ready to face the day!!

For me, gym time is way more about stress management than weight loss/maintenance.

If you could bottle how good a work-out feels and sell it, just think how rich you could become!

But nope, there's only one way of acquiring the after-workout glow: and that's to do the work-out!

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FROSTIERACES 7/21/2013 7:01PM

    This is great! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLISE 7/19/2013 7:58PM

    I totally agree! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/19/2013 6:40AM

    Yes! Just do it! and do it early. There are studies that people who workout in the morning are more successful keeping it up.

Weight lifting - good for you. That's the one thing I tend to forget about.

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SUSANNAH31 7/18/2013 5:01PM

    Yes! I love starting the day with sweat and rushing blood. I get that from my walk. It is a good beginning - and leaves me prepared for anything.
The morning workout is a great way to reduce stress.

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_LINDA 7/17/2013 9:25AM

    Nothing like morning exercise to give you an energetic jump start to your day and yes, what a stress buster it is! Sorry you have to get going so early for it though :P If I go to a class they are usually no earlier than 9 am. When I am stuck at home, its usually early for me too and my elliptical is a life saver, was a great investment for me to have.
I hope this stress doesn't last too long for you, that its just temporary..

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KALIGIRL 7/17/2013 8:25AM

    Glad to hear you've found a way to balance your stresses - and such a healthy way too!
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KANOE10 7/17/2013 7:32AM

    I love that workout glow after I exercise! I also am a 5 am exerciser. I am sorry your life is stressful now, but you are so right about exercise being a wonderful way to manage stress. I may not have a smile on my face as I drag myself to exercise, but I usually do when I finish!


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NANCY- 7/17/2013 6:50AM

    I hope the stress eases soon. WTG on finding an effective way to deal with it and a great way to start your day.

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DALID414 7/16/2013 11:16PM

    I'd buy it by the case!

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DDOORN 7/16/2013 10:36PM

    Nothing quick & easy about it...but worthwhile?

You BET! :-)


ps...hoping the stress resolves before TOO much longer...!

Comment edited on: 7/16/2013 10:36:59 PM

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COCK-ROBIN 7/16/2013 10:18PM

    That is SO good! And it's worth every minute.

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TRAVELGRRL 7/16/2013 9:33PM

    I second that blog! No matter how I feel going into a workout, I always feel GRRREAT once I'm done!

In fact, being done is the best part. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 7/16/2013 9:26PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/16/2013 9:20PM

    Totally agree... the bike commute? It's as much about how I feel when I get there as about the workout!

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CLLAFLEU1 7/16/2013 8:59PM

    Good for you! Getting up and working out early is something I want/need to do to avoid all the distractions that come along during a normal day. I like how you view working out as stress management. emoticon

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