I'm faithfully exercising an hour everyday, the scale is moving but not as fast as I want it to. I guess I want results right now!!! I hate every minute on the treadmill. The only part I like about it is the five minute cool down when I am all done. I know that sounds bad but it is the truth. I do like how I feel the rest of the day when I am all done and have had my shower and I am cleaned up for the day. They say your body gives off a natural ENDORPHIN RELEASE. (See Endorphin Release below)
I was waiting to exercise until after I got the kids off to school, I find that not to be the best for me. I got up and exercised early today. I think this will work out a lot better on the days I don't have to work until 4:00 a.m. in the morning and try to get up at 5:30 a.m. and excercise.
A.J. just left for school, Jon is in the shower, I need to get Jimmy and Bo up for school. I am getting my two of my Grandchildren this morning at 7:40 a.m. I'll feed Josh and take him to school with Bo. I get to keep Ethan until 12:30 p.m. today. I love spending time with all of my grandchildren. I am sure Ethan will want to spend time in the game room today.
I have the route to do this afternoon and Worship team practice tonight at 5:50 p.m. Work at 10:00 p.m. (I feel like I am a news reporter, details at 11:00 p.m.) O.K. I'm being a little silly.
HOW DOES EXERCISE AFFECT ENDORPHIN RELEASE?
Blood levels of beta-endorphins have been found to increase to as much as five times their resting levels during a prolonged bout of aerobic exercise (over 30mins). This measurement varies from person to person and is affected by how much regular exercise you take part in.
As tolerance of the body to opioid drugs increases with increased use over time, the pattern of tolerance to endorphins follows a similar path(3). The more regularly you exercise, the higher the body's natural tolerance to endorphins. This means that as you exercise more, you require a higher intensity of exercise in order to produce the same endorphin release. As with opioid drugs, exercise can become addictive, as athletes begin to require the analgaesic effects of the endorphins. This analgaesic effect is sometimes referred to as "the runners high". Like any addiction, exercise addiction can result in dependence, tolerance, and continued use or participation despite adverse affects, leading to the sacrifice other activities to devote more time to exercise.
The "runners high" is said to be experienced by 60-70% of well conditioned runners.
Every day I am bombarded
In each direction that I turn
By those who claim that EXERCISE
Causes flab to crash and burn!
I did jumping jacks and sit ups
Went out and bought that darn machine
The one that guarantees in 30 days
I'd be trim and fit and lean...
I put it in the extra room
That we affectionately call the "gym"
With all the other paraphenalia
That will one day make me slim!
Ab mats for doing crunches
A small tramp to run in place
That awful, go-nowhere pedaling bike
That only leaves me red of face!
I have workout clothes and sweat bands
Even a "get-fit" coffee cup!
But that scale hasn't budged an inch
So, I'm on the verge of giving up!
I've just about convinced myself
That it's true what some folks say...
You have heard it too......Eat Right!
Get Fit? Die anyway!!
So for those who are devoted
To trying to make me over, PLEASE!
If God wanted me to touch my toes
He would have put them on my knees!
I believe He loves us as we are
That includes both big AND small
So when I reach the gates of Heaven
It will be with flab and all!
Copyright; Dusty Tincher