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Friday, December 27, 2013

It seems as if working out, like my eating habits, are effected by my mood. Currently at the moment I feel depressed, drained, and frustrated. All these energies make me feel very unmotivated to go to the gym or do any type of exercise. If I force myself to go to the gym I will likely spend only twenty minutes there and come back home with feeling of a regret.

There's an emptiness inside and I feel like crying. I feel Anxious. Sadness. Bitterness. Self-loathing. It's horrible. I hate it.

I refuse to go into detail why I feel this way, but I need to workout. I need too. I want to look nicer and I want to, in-general, reap all the benefits of exercise.

I can't figure out a way to channel all this negative energy towards exercise. Is this normal behavior? I go through this a lot. Please any words would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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    awh!! I hate it that you were feeling this way.

    You will find what works for you this time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2391 days ago
    One night at the gym many years ago, feeling particulary dark and hopeless, they were taking signups for a new kickboxing class they were starting. I thought 'whatever, nothing else to do', so I signed up.

    That class did me a world of good. The persons, places and things making me feel horrible, were on the face of that trainer and the punching bag, I let loose. I worked out many issues punching the pads the trainer held and kicking that bag. At least they had less of a hold on me.

    I pull up a Spark kickboxing video when I'm feeling frustrated now, I usually do it at a higher intensity than she does in the video. Something about kickboxing helps me let it all go.

    Keep working out, even if just 10 minutes. I hope you find what works for you!

    2765 days ago
    Can you treat yourself afterwards with a nice warm bath, or shower and massage some oil or lotion on your body afterwards. When I don't feel like exercising, I like to use the recumbent bicycle with a good book in my hand. I like putting some pleasure and nurturing into my exercise habit. It makes it fun. emoticon emoticon
    2767 days ago
    Hope whatever you're going through passes and you feel more up-beat. I would think that if you can get yourself to do 20 minutes, that is certainly better than nothing. I know on days when I think I can only stand maybe 20 minutes, once I finish that I typically am able to switch machines and do another 20.(And yes, I think it's totally normal to get in a funk and not be able to motivate yourself!) Even if not, I think you should work toward feeling proud of yourself for getting there and doing ANYTHING and not beat yourself up if it's not "enough" by some measure you've set for yourself.

    2767 days ago
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    Sending hugs to you in hopes you feel better.
    Yes, this is something I think we all go through from time to time.
    I go through them, anyway.
    Think about how much better you'll feel when you release some of those bad feelings through excercise.
    A trainer of mine once told me, "If you feel kicked down by life, kick back."

    2767 days ago
    oh goodness first, I want to send HUGS! I have gone through those feelings, and I can relate. I find new classes or exercises that make my workouts more fun. I also download new songs so I have those to look forward to. I am sending a sparkmail message so be on the lookout!
    2768 days ago
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