(Closed) Exercise Compulsion

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

*Puts hand up*

It’s actually a thing and it’s called exercise addiction. Of course there are varying levels of the addiction which span from completely innocent to dangerous.

But hey – I figure if there is something to get addicted too I figure exercise is a pretty good one! 

Post # 6
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Entangled: I get like this, too. I have a Type A personality, and when I’m doing things right I want to be doing them RIGHT, you know? I’m much tougher on myself when I’m actually in an exercise routine, whereas if I’m not being particularly active for awhile, I get lazy. Lately we’ve been going to hot yoga classes and absolutely love them. But I do feel that if one night the class is more laid-back then usual, or I don’t walk the few miles I normally do in a day, I’m going to lose all my in shape-ness and it gnaws at me all day. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t feel guilty if I’m really sick and I don’t workout. BUT this past weekend I went to my moms on Saturday so then I didn’t workout. Then on Sunday I felt sick so I didn’t workout either. THEN I totally felt guilty because, in my mind, taking 1 day off is okay, but 2??? Not ok!!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh yeah.  I blew my knee out so I’m off the treadmill but have access to a lap pool.  I try to do, literally 6 days a week of lap swimming along with strength training for my legs, especially hams & quads.

If I have to miss a day, I am a nervous, guilt wracked wreck.

 

Not sure it’s healthy.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Entangled: Thanks, that really made me feel better! Good to know it takes 3 weeks of not working out to start feeling it. I don’t think I’m to the point where I won’t schedule things that interfere with my workout schedule. But I do try to work around it.

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