Monday, September 29, 2008

The rhythm of my life

Funny thing...
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Some times I feel shorter, fatter.  Slumped and burdened by my responsibilities.  Less energetic and willing to proceed.
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Other times I feel stronger, taller, slimmer.  More engaged and energized by my responsibilities.
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My exercise intensity goes in waves too.
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I have noticed that there seems to be a relationship between exercise and self image but I haven't been able to tell which way the causation goes.  Does exercising more make me feel better about myself or does feeling better about myself empower me to exercise more?
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You'd think an Exercise Physiologist with a Ph.D, a godan, and a rokudan could figure this one out, but so far no luck...

2 comments:

  1. I'm sure someone smarter than myself could draw up the relationship or figure out the coefficient, but I think they are two axis somehow related in that they both connected and effect one another no matter what either is doing. Clear as mud?

    I do know if my wife is feeling good about herself she is more apt to feel frisky. I think this is a good incentive for me to support her working out and eating good!

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  2. Don't stress about the science on it. I go by experience anyway.

    I'm SO much happier after a really hard workout that nothing will persuade to the contrary anyway. Endorphin release, releasing stress, it all happens after a hard workout. And yes, I like the way it makes me look in the mirror. Where's the downside? I don't see any.

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