Endorphins Make Me Happy

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I have been working my body so hard with my push up challenge (read about it here.) that I am almost too exhausted to do anything else. Almost. (Except for my hugs, I am never too exhausted for those.)

I suppose it was only natural that after growing so much over the past two years both spiritually and mentally that I would physically want to improve myself as well. But, until you actually attempt it, you don’t realize just how hard it will be. I am not talking about a general “oh I want to exercise 3 times a week for 45 minutes” kind of improvement. I am talking “I want to be physically stronger than I have ever been” kind of improvement. It involves breaking down muscle to build it back up. It hurts. It’s exhausting. I always wonder how I am going to ever tackle the next day of exercise.

21 days later though, I am seeing the other side. Holy crap, I can do REAL push ups. Manly push ups. And, I did 180 sit ups tonight. Not in a row, but 30 at a time. Not only am I already significantly stronger than when I started, there are other side effects too. Did you know that? Of course you did. But, probably like me you think, “oh I know that it will do that for me.” But it DOES. Do you hear me??!! It really does cause me to sleep sooooo much better. I feel more beautiful. I eat healthier because I am aware of my body. I have more confidence and I am just so darn happy. It reminds me of a quote from Legally Blonde.

“I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” quote from IMDB.

Well, at least my hubby should know he is safe.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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