Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fighting the Funk

It's going to happen. No matter who we are, there will be times in our lives where we get into a funk. Our motivation takes a back burner and we just get funky.

I find that most times when I am most like this, it's because I haven't built exercise into my schedule. Isn't it weird that the more you don't exercise, the worse you feel, the less you are motivated to go to the gym, and you just start feeling funky.

The opposite is true too. The more you exercise, the better you feel, and the more motivated your are to keep exercising. That's because when you exercise, your body produces endorphins that cause your body to feel good.

Usually my exercise cycle gets broken by too busy of a schedule, or catching a cold or something. I'll be cruising along, working out, and feeling great...then something comes along to break my rhythm and and I skip a few days. It doesn't take long before the funk sets in...I don't feel like working out...and the funk goes on.

I learned a long time ago that when I begin to feel like this, I have to push myself past my "lack of desire" and just go workout! Immediately I start to feel better! It's a discipline thing.

Can anyone relate to this?

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Anonymous said...

Yup this is a vicious cycle - but it can go the other way too - once you are in shape you feel like you can't *miss* a workout either or you will quickly lose all the training and hard effort you put into getting into shape (not to mention the endorphin rush can become addicting in and of itself). Exercise can be as much a distraction from God as the "funk" ;-)

Darrel Larson said...

Well said. Balance is the key!