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Re: Why are people grateful to be alive?

Posted by alexandra_k on March 24, 2012, at 15:52:08

In reply to Re: Why are people grateful to be alive?, posted by alexandra_k on March 24, 2012, at 15:40:54

started with the gym. i got a real kick out of lifting a little more weight than last time. partly the feeling that i'd accomplished something partly the endorphins. mostly the endorphins, i think.

they say that athletes don't have a higher pain threshold than non-athletes (it isn't that they don't feel pain that other people do) it is that they have higher pain tolerance than non-athletes. whereas the fibromyalgia person complains that it hurts to walk the athlete runs with broken bones. don't think that sh*t don't hurt.


endorphins. adrenalin. you don't get those from sitting on yer butt. you don't get the neurological adaptations to doing the work from sitting on yer butt.

most mornings i'm excited to get to the gym and hopefully do better than before even though those times are fewer and further between now. i like the feeling (endorphins etc) that i get from that.

i enrolled in a course... i can be a personal trainer at the end of it (though that is not saying much) but we learn about anatomy / physiology / sport and exercise science / training methods etc. i'm getting a kick out of the other people in the course at the moment. never would have thunk i'd fit in with athletes... learning how to be a fighter girl at the moment with learning no gi bjj and hopefully some boxing...

i found this:

there is quite a few parts to it if you follow it to its youtube home... that rosie chick kinda inspires me... mma is where she finds her moment. something that makes her feel present and vibrant and alive. anima. something that gets you feeling like you take up space and its okay to take up space. here. i. am. weightlifting makes me feel like that. like i can (like it is okay to - celebrated in fact for me to try / succeed in...) moving the universe.

i'm feeling happier with my body than ever before. comfortable. accepting. flirtier because of it. enjoying other people more because of that, i think. lots of people contact with the course and lots of flirting with little intent behind it. it just makes life kinda nice, you know? like people are happy to see / be around / touch me and i'm happy to see / be around / touch them and we are all working towards being better athletes and doing stuff together tires us out and makes us happy...

and life is good for me right now.

phd on hold...

but thats what i'm finding in life for now, anyway.




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