The Morning After…..the Break-Up

by Amanda Russell

Waking up after a break-up is probably one of the worst feelings, but it’s a real human experience, and unless you have lived so sheltered you might not have lived at all, you will experience this type of ‘morning after’ effect. So if you’re reading this, whether it’s the morning directly after, or a month after, and you’re feeling less than motivated, I created this workout just for you.

As crappy as you feel, the best thing you can do is get your workout on. Not only will you be on your way to getting into a svelte new physique, when you are working your body hard you are able to direct all your energy to the task at hand and forget about how crappy you feel. You will engage ‘feel good’ endorphins and start your day on a much better note. I know that the last thing you feel like doing when you're heartbroken is to exercise. However, studies (and personal experimentation) prove that as little as 20 minutes of rigorous exercise can lift the deepness of that horrible feeling and completely change your day, your body, and your mood.? I designed this quick, endorphin-rocking workout to help you sweat out that heartbreak and get you re-charged and ready to conquer a new day, make you more productive, confident and add a smile in your week!

So here’s the workout:

Warm Up (on your own – whatever it takes)
1 Minute at a Hard Intense effort: Think one lap around the track as fast as you can – to measure intensity, just know you should not be able to hold a conversation and you should be breathless at the end of the minute. PUSH YOURSELF BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE !!

+1 Minute Active Recovery: Active recovery means keep moving but allow your breathing to come back down and allow your self to feel prepared for the next round. For example, if you are running on a treadmill you may take the pace down to a jog. The key here is not to stop the activity but simply to take it down several notches.
Repeat this cycle 8-10 times for a total of 16-20 minutes and finish with a cool down.

Don’t get sad, get FIT!!



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