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Females: Crying when working out?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 05, 2013 at 1:17 AM

So since I started Paleo about a month ago. Ever since I switched diets, any time I start working out, whether cardio, weightlifting, zumba, pump, running, just anything really, I have this uncontrollable urge to just sob. I usually just push through it. It goes away about an hour after I'm done with my workouts.

Before I was Paleo, this never happened when I worked out. Ever. If anything, I was super happy and excited when I was working out.

Anyone have any suggestions or anything that might help?

I do have a diagnosed hormone imbalance, and have had it since right after I went through puberty. I cannot take anything to help regulate hormones, including homeopathic supplements, as they just cause blood clots, increased blood pressure, and heart murmurs.

I don't ever workout alone. I'm either with a good friend or my husband, so I know it's not who I'm around.

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on August 06, 2013
at 08:01 AM

All mammals will tear, but humans are the only ones that cry. The difference between tearing and crying is emotional. researchers have discovered that our tears contain cortisol which is a stress hormone. Ever notice how much better you feel after a good cry?Working out probably creates the perfect physiological state for you to release all the stress. Tears are good, it's what keeps our stress levels low. Unless working out makes you severely depressed then get on out there, work out and cry as long and hard as you have to!

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on August 05, 2013
at 07:48 PM

dood, ive cried on a run before.

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on August 05, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Not pregnant.99% sure I'm not.

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on August 05, 2013
at 03:12 AM

Agreed. It would be much healthier to cry than to hold it back. You'll feel better, and I bet the urge would subside the more you give into it.

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on August 05, 2013
at 01:55 AM

I think these are just endorphins.

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on August 05, 2013
at 01:32 AM

Hormones will definitely rebalance when you eat a nutrient-dense Primal diet. It will probably go away in a couple of months or less.

In the meantime, if you are in a private place when working out, then go ahead and let the tears flow. Crying is a great stress reliever.

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on August 05, 2013
at 03:12 AM

Agreed. It would be much healthier to cry than to hold it back. You'll feel better, and I bet the urge would subside the more you give into it.

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on August 05, 2013
at 06:23 AM

are you possibly pregnant? If not... yeah as said above you will likely balance hormonally in a month or so.

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on August 05, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Not pregnant.99% sure I'm not.

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on August 05, 2013
at 09:45 AM

Wow your hormones must really be out of whack! Maybe it will get worse before it gets better...I would expect a paleo diet will balance you out if you stick to it. If you have messed up hormones I'd probably go easy on the exercise (low intensity such as walking plus moderate weights) while they get back into balance. Intense exercise can make it worse.

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