Got The Blues? Work It Out!
by Jackie Burgmann, creator of "Hot at Home" - The Transformation Solution for People Who Hate The Gym
Ever have one of those days where you just don't feel like getting out of bed?
You know, that feeling where you're kind of blue and down in the dumps and you'd rather just skip out on life for
the day than bother dealing with it?
Good News!! There's an awesome little trick you should know about that works almost every time to BEAT that feeling of "having the blues".
One of the most mood elevating things you can do for yourself when you're having 'one of those days' is to get up, get out and get a good workout in.
Yup, that's right.
Do the exact opposite of what you FEEL like doing and you will almost definitely FEEL BETTER at the end of it.
It's been proven time and time again that working out gets your endorphins racing and increases levels of serotonin in your brain, which in turn elevates your mood.
So get outside (or stay inside if you must, but I personally find that getting fresh air is great for getting a good mood on, too) ... and, once you're there, START MOVING.
There are so many ways to get exercise that I can even barely begin to list them all here. But all it takes is a little imagination to get your body moving and hour heart rate (and mood) up!!
Here are a few suggestions:
A hard cardio workout might be one of the fastest ways to get the endorphins racing around inside you quickly.
So go for a quick powerwalk, run or a bicycle ride. Rollerblading or cross-country skiing are also great options.
If you can find a beautiful place to do your workout, like a beach, a wooded trail or a snowy mountaintop, that's going to help, too. Who doesn't feel great at the beach, on a mountain or in the woods?
It doesn't even have to be a very long session to get that mood elevating effect. Even twenty minutes should do the trick.
Or try doing a little resistance training by lifting weights ... or if you don't have any traditional strength training equipment at your disposal try doing some bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges and pushups. Trust me, those will get you there just as fast as if you were using equipment.
You can even combine cardio with strength training by doing some supercircuits with fun exercises like burpees and mountain climbers that get your heart racing but give your muscles a pump at the same time.
Even swimming can be fun ... and gets your whole body moving and gets heart rate up in a hurry. Do a few laps at the pool or down at the beach.
The trick here is to get breathing hard, get your heart rate up, your blood pumping and your body moving. The
you can get your body, heart and lungs working, the better you are going to feel.
Heck, use your imagination and get childish about it.
Find some fun things to do, preferably with kids or animals. Their energy can be infectious!
Run, jump, play fetch with your dog, chase a frisbee or jump through a sprinkler with your kids.
Go to the playground with them and climb the monkey bars, swing on the swings, go down the slide, push the carousel or just run amok.
It doesn't take long for a downer attitude to turn into a fabulous mood once you get that body moving and those endorphins doing their job.
So don't be a victim to the blues anymore.
Get out there and do battle ... and feel BETTER!
Are you frustrated because it's hard to find the time in your already busy day just to GET to a gym to
get a decent workout done?
And when you DO find the time to get there do you wind up hating having to put up with the crowds, the inconsiderate meatheads and never-ending fees on top of it all?
Yah, me too!!
If you're like me, then find out how I lost 40lbs of unwanted flab in the convenience and privacy of my own home, and how what I discovered can work for YOU, too.
It's all revealed in my new program "Hot at Home". It's The Transformation Solution for People Who Hate The Gym (like I do).