Endorphins

March 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

are the number one reason to get back into fitness, and also remind me of this funny scene from The Simpsons

Homer receives the telephone bill.

Homer: Burkina Faso?  Disputed Zone?  Who called all these weird places?
Homer’s Brain: Quiet, it might be you!  I can’t remember.
Homer: Naw, I’m going to ask Marge.
Homer’s Brain: No, no!  Why embarrass us both?  Just write a check and I’ll release some more endorphins.

Homer scribbles a check, then sighs with pleasure.

If only it were so simple to receive an endorphin kick.

 

actually, I noted a slight rise in endorphin levels after I first saw this picture

Fitness wise, I’ve been out of commission for about a year and could really do with a jog-induced mood boost.

Other favourite benefits from a bit of moderate movement include:

  • Cranium clarity
  • Cardiovascular health… useful for a girl like me with a family history of CV disease
  • Strong muscles… my thighs have a vice like strength… don’t mess with me or I’ll put you in a thigh headlock
  • Luminous skin which glows a rude shade of health
  • A hike in energy levels

and…

  • BETTER SLEEP!!!!

Tomorrow I execute operation Get Arse to Gym Because You’re Already Paying For It, Dingus!

And how do I plan to stick it out on the treadmill for at least twenty minutes having not even sniffed one for almost a year?

Well, either pretend I’m being chased by T-Rex, or that I’m undertaking arduous physical conditioning as part of an elite squad training to become assassins.

How do you break through that mental barrier that can hold you back from physical activity?

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