Exercise! - Getting emotional during work outs

02-10-2013, 09:17 PM
i am NEVER an emotional kind of girl, i cant even remember the last time ive legitimately cried, except everytime im doing a high intensity work out i get this overwhelming feeling like i wanna cry happy tears. i have absolutely NO idea why or how it comes, but all i wanna do is cry hahahaha!

Please tell me im not the only one...
are your hormones this whack too?

02-10-2013, 11:37 PM
i dont know if it's hormones or not...my first thought was that it's connected to the euphoria/runners high that people experience....i've never experienced that myself and i've put myself through some intense cardio sessions!....but if i had to guess, i'd lean towards the runners high/adrenaline surge...maybe others will have more ideas than me

the shiv
02-12-2013, 06:31 PM
I do remember reading various things that say exercise releases endorphins, happy hormones, so it may be that! Personally, I get the same thing if I push myself a bit while out walking, and if I'm p***ed off (e.g. The past few days) then just doing some strength training in the house gets rid of that. I train to exhaustion then rest the next day, alternating between upper and lower body. So I get my frustration out every day in one way or another. It's like... " this hurts so much I forgot what my problems were!" lol ;)

02-12-2013, 08:35 PM
I've noticed that I'm very "in my head" during a workout. Everything that's bugging me, upsetting me, whatever runs through my head, but I'm able to look at it rationally and actually calm myself. I think the other poster's are right, the endorphins play a major role.

02-15-2013, 05:11 PM
I've had some actual breakdowns in yoga.

02-25-2013, 02:28 AM
I know this is a little old but I had to post. TMI to follow... You have been warned.

This has happened to me a few times during an intense exercise session as well... The exact same rush of emotion and urge to cry has happened to me occasionally during particularly intense rolls in the sack with my hubby if you get my drift. I'm not one for crying either so I definitely attribute this to some random burst of some hormone.

Never hurt anyone to have a good cry now and then :)