Today I forced myself to drink a morning cup of coffee. Why? I wanted to be fancy and increase my “me time” ratio by doing something self-centered, yet acceptable: cuddle up with a morning cup of Joe and pause to experience tranquility. I held the cup to feel its warmth on my hands and then breathed the caffeinated aromas into my nostrils. Ahhh! Besides going for fancy, I was also interested in how morning coffee might increase my already high levels of morning energy, thanks to my 6am workouts and Shakeology gulping.
But you know what? I’m a nighttime coffee person (yup), not a morning one. What hell am I doing? I don’t need the stuff in the a.m.! ((pours coffee down the drain))
This makes me wonder how many morning exercise peoples really drink or even need a morning cup of coffee. Do YOU?
For the last few weeks I’ve been paying close attention to my post-workout endorphin rush. This endorphinification appears to reach its highest peak about 2 hours AFTER I finish my workout: around 9am. This is when I am most euphoric and think with the clearest clarity. The endorphins go on this way for a few hours – it’s during this daily time frame that everything is most right in my world. Then after a few hours I get “normal” again: possibly semi-bitchy and 25-50% life-stressed.
Have you ever thought about how exercise affects your mood? In a time when so many people are popping pills to calm the hell down, de-stress, and think straight, don’t they just need some exercise?
Although pharmaceuticals definitely have their place in this world, our bodies didn’t come pre-programmed to need a pill for every little problem. Why are synthesized medicinals the first answer for minor problems instead of natural remedies? Maybe the bitchy-stressed people just need more exercise in their life.
I dunno. Whatcha think?