I’m …. and I Know It!

You can’t use that word in a post title or you get a lot of traffic and comments that … well.  NO! So I’m reading an article by Rob Sulaver at Greatist.com called 6 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out Immediately.  Sounds good I have trouble convincing myself that there are rewards other than sore muscles for working out much of the time.  Educate me Rob!

Endorphins 101

A couple years ago I was pushing myself pretty hard lifting weights under the direction of my trainer.  I was tired and whining as is my way and the trainer told me to just keep going and enjoy the endorphins.  I gave him the look.  You know the one!  On a side note, it does my heart good when I guy suddenly realizes he is in danger and he gets that stunned look on his face as his body kicks into fight or flight and you are the person who put that look there!  Let me explain why my trainer almost died.  I am all about fair play so if I am due some prize for busting my butt lifting weights somebody had better make sure I get my prize.  To my knowledge I have never experienced endorphins or “runners high”.  If running is required to capture these endorphins then I see where the problem is and I’ll pass on the prize thanks! So how do I get my fair share of endorphins?  Is this a myth made up by people who like to see fat chicks run?