Endorphins are the Shit.

Check out that lady right there. That’s Chalene Johnson, creator of a whole ton of exercise regiments from Beachbody. How can you not be pumped to do a workout with that picture on the cover of it? Well, I kind of wasn’t. My thing with Turbo Jam is that I’ve had it for years and I’ve done it a million times, but always when I come back to it, I need to start at the beginning and work my way up to the intense and longer work outs. Like tonight I did the twenty minute routine, and pretty much did it low impact, and I’m exhausted and a sweaty beast. Slice me off a piece of zero-calorie humble pie, please.

I’m gearing up to do this Shakeology + Turbo Fire challenge and I know that it is going to suck if I don’t get my body used to moving around now. There will be no way for me to complete six days a week of exercise if I don’t change my habits. So, I’m trying. I didn’t want to risk exacerbating my calf so a run was out of the question. And had I packed clothes for the gym I would’ve gone after work before coming home. But sometimes I don’t think ahead so I end up just popping in a DVD and seeing what happens. And you know what? I’m totally okay with that.

I’ve recently added Jillian Michaels Six Week Six Pack and Denise Austin’s Hot Body Yoga to my collection as well. Not going to lie, Jillian scares the bejesus out of me and Denise is a little too Stepford Wives for comfort, but they’ll do in a pinch.

I was talking with some friends at work today about ‘runners high’ and people craving workouts and I must say, never in my life have I ‘gotten high’ from exercising. Usually all I want to do is lie in the fetal position in the shower until the pain goes away. Now, it could be that I’m just that out of shape and I need to condition my body in order to even feel the benefits of it. I won’t argue that. It’s entirely possible. It could also be that I’m doing something wrong since I’m continuously plagued by injury no matter in what route of fitness I try to embark. But I must give credit where it is due, and usually, at some point, possibly further down the line when I’m out of the shower and feel like a human again, I do feel better. My mind is clearer, I’m a bit more relaxed, and I feel slightly refreshed. That could be the shower talking, or it could be those endorphins that are being pumped out of my posterior pituitary. Either way, thanks, and hopefully I’ll see you again soon.

I got an 89 on my final this morning. Which is a relief. It’s lower than I scored on all of my other unit tests, but I only needed an 86 to keep my A so I’m satisfied. Also, I usually do worse on finals than unit exams, which sucks because they’re usually worth more of my grade. I just get frazzled when I try to think about the details that we’ll be tested on, when we haven’t been tested on them yet, you know? Let me try to explain… Usually in my finals experiences, the questions are more broad since we’ve already been tested on the details. However, there’s always that last few chapters that we haven’t been tested on yet and I never know if I should just know broad stuff or everything. Yes, I am aware that knowing everything is the safer bet, but that’s not always possible you guys, it’s really not. So alas, I’m okay with an 89. Hopefully I’ll do alright tomorrow, but for now, I need a shower and some food.


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