FunkPeople assume because I’m a trainer and athlete that I wake up everyday ready to charge and give it my all. Well, guess what?  I’m human too, and believe me there are days that I’m not quite myself and honestly I get blue now and then, especially if I don’t see the beautiful sunshine everyday that we are so lucky to have here on Maui.  That was one of the reasons why I moved here.

Everyone has good days and bad days and some days that go sideways. We aren’t always in control of outside circumstances. However we are in control of how we react to a situation, a person’s comments, or the car breaking down, or if you just feel kind of funky.

Whether you feel lethargic, maybe a little down or depressed, unmotivated, please know you are not alone and we all like to feel good. Sometimes taking a small simple steps to feeling like yourself again is easier than you know.

I shared this photo on my Suzie Trains Maui Facebook page;

giving permission to my friends and followers to have a little funk moment or two. The important thing however is not be stuck there for too long.

Quick Tips To Unfunk: I suggest to get your body moving. You can stand up from your chair right now and do 10 squats, or go for a quick walk, do five (5) regular or knee bent pushups. Or if you’re lucky enough to live near the water, hop on your surf board and paddle nice and easy. Don’t go hard, just go nice and easy. Don’t worry about your outfit or how you look, just go.

Now, doesn’t that feel better. Are you smiling yet? Do you feel better in your mind?  Well, if yes, then congratulate yourself for unfunking yourself. You’ve just supplied your heart and your brain with happy new blood and oxygen lifting your funk right out of the room.

Did you know:

“Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.”  To read more about how exercise can boost your feel good hormones click here: http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression

Thank you for stopping by and I hope my quick and simple tips will help you keep smiling and feeling fabulous!

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Tell us what you do to help yourself get out a little funk? What made you feel good again? Please leave a comment.

Aloha and Mahalo,

Suzie Cooney, CPT
Owner of Suzie Trains Maui, LLC

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