In which breaking up, while hard to do, is motivation.
It’s been about two weeks since Effin Guy and I parted ways. I wish I could tell you that I’m all, “It’s cool! Things are great!” I am actually struggling with more feelings that I really care to admit. It’s difficult not to feel rejected, unworthy and just bad. These feelings are fleeting but when they come, lord do they come. I’ve decided to meet these feelings where I am and use the energy that I would normally reserve for whining and feeling sorry for myself as fuel for moving.
Here are some things that I am doing as a workout to get over a breakup:
The breaking up workout:
Seated Tuck Jumps (Works your abs/core). For when you get that feeling of a gut punch.
Deadlift (Works your hamstrings and glutes) for when you need a kick in the butt.
Tricep Dips (Works your triceps…duh) for when you can’t push yourself away from the stupid thought circling in your head.
Seated Ab Twist (works Obliques) for when you feel all twisted up.
Sumo Squats (Inner Thighs) for when you are feeling like nothing is right. Squatting will remind you that this position is not right and everything else can be worked around.
Seated Tuck Jumps
I started with sets of 20 reps but now I just do them until exhaustion or I lose my balance.
I have been doing two sets of 15 with 8-10 pound weights.
I usually do this to exhaustion so about 20 plus reps.
(This video shows the exercising done seated. I stand because I don’t have a weight bench and I sit enough during my day.)
I use a kettlebell or free weights and so 10-15 reps for each side.
I use a 10 pound kettlebell or free weights and just squat until exhaustion.
This video from Blogalites. She is a monster!
I have been doing this for about a week and feel like it’s helping with my posture, at least. I don’t feel quite so slouchy. I don’t feel quite as mopey and love the idea of making my feelings mean something more than binge eating pretzels. I do like that when The Bee sees me working out, she will grab a pair of weights and workout alongside of me.
Tell me what workouts make you snap out of a funk?