Tuesday, March 11, 2014

You're only one workout away from a good mood.

It's amazing how much better I feel after just one day of getting back on track.  Yesterday, I ate within my points, I worked out and I feel fantastic.  Yesterday started as one of those "if I am pushed much farther I might go on psychotic murder spree of rage and destruction" days, but I worked though the anxiety and stress and kept telling myself that a good boot camp class was a few hours away would that alleviate all that added tension.  You know what, as much as I hated yesterday, once class ended I didn't even think about the hours earlier in the day, all of that worry literally vanished like a whisper in the wind.  Seeing my family helped with that as well but I contribute most of it to the fact the working out is a stress reliever, possibly the best one I have ever found.  No matter how hard my day is, how much I want it to be over, I am only one workout away from a good mood.  Whether it be a run, a bike ride, a boot camp class, it doesn't matter.  They all work.  Elevating the heart rate, breaking a sweat, those are the only things needed to elevate your mood and break yourself from the shitty day you were having.  We are all going to have bad days, some days are really bad.  Yesterday was a really bad day for me.  Even though I walked into the same issues this morning, I am having an easier time dealing with them because I have lowered my internal stress-o-meter.  Sometimes it bubbles over, and sometimes it fills so tight it explodes, a solid workout drains that stress away and allows me to start new.  I am not saying that it won't fill up again because it will, but at least now I know what to do next time it happens.

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