Happy Thursday! I'm feeling very refreshed and enjoying the day. Yesterday, I went to spinning class and sweat out any stress, negative feelings, nerves I may have built up throughout the course of the work week. Spinning really is a release for me. I feel so empowered once I finish an hour on the bike....although it takes me a while to get to that point. Typically my train of thought is as follows when I start a class:
00:01: Awesome, I love spinning. This is great. I love this.
00:10: Still awesome, I love spinning, love the warm-up. Feeling good.
00:15: Hmm did they tighten the tension on these bikes or what? This is harder than I remember.
00:20: Maybe I should head out early, I do have lots to do at work. This is getting so hard.
00:25: Alright, I'm going to leave, I'm exhausted.
00:30: Don't be stupid, finish the hour....
|Pre-Class Sneak Peak|
So, it takes me until the half-hour mark to really get into my spinning class, but it's totally worth it in the end. I have been researching all sorts of health related topics in the past few months. Spinning is not only a release of tension and stress, but it burns TONs of calories.
What do you do to release stress? Does your physical health directly impact your mental health?