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Fit Tip: Use a Good Mood to Your Advantage

Many times a bad mood can put us off from going to the gym. But for me, it's my good moods that often keep me from doing my workout.

If I've had a great day at work then I want to go out and have a drink with a pal, or go home and spend time with my husband, not go to the gym. On the other hand, I have found that if I put my positive energy to work at the gym, I can really challenge my exercises and have a great workout. What's more? After I am done, my good mood in combination with the fact that I've just worked out can leave me on cloud nine for the rest of the day.

So I know it's tempting to celebrate a good day or a good mood with happy hour, just hit the gym first then meet your pals after. You'll be glad you did.


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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I start my day working out and I'm usually in a better mood for the rest of the whole day. Sometimes if I'm not feeling great, I'll work out and I immediately feel a lot better.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
"Having a bad day gives me more energy (adrenaline) to put into my workout." if I have a bad sad day then it is harder to get motivated.. but if I have an angry bad day? Ooooo, get out of the way, lol.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Having a bad day gives me more energy (adrenaline) to put into my workout.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
Being in a great mood does help me work out better. If I'm moody or sad or if my day gets off to a rough start w/my husband or kid that can totally bum me out and my performance tends to suffer. But I LOVE being in a good mood (I'm big on laughing, joking, cutting up..) and it is so heartbreaking when people crap on your day sometimes!.. or when people have to be Too Serious at work. Sometimes cutting up with my kid at home and running around with her makes up on the bad mood kind of days.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
. . . no matter what mood, no matter what kind of bad or good day I have, I never consider not going to the gym or running an option - it's a daily activity for me like eating my 3 meals and waking up for work . . good thoughts though - a good mood and a good workout does put me on cloud 9! Luckily my fiance gets home a good hour after I do so there's plenty of time to workout and spend time with him ;)
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