Never underestimate the power of a workout

found aerobicsJust 15 minutes of intense exercise will do wonders for your mood.

Don’t believe me? Try it out right now! No excuses gang, get moving!

Here is some incentive. Leave me a comment AFTER you have done your 15 minutes of exercise and you will be entered to win one of FOUR awesome prize packs from Quaker Oatmeal.

The winners will be chosen at random at 9pm EST on 10/23/08. (sorry, open to US addresses only)

No cheating gang. You must move to win!
photo credit: daniel arnold!


  1. Not entering but so agreering.
    Work up sadcrabby and only did 10 min on recumbent bike and POOF mood was so so lifted….

  2. Bootcamp! One of my fave workouts of the week!! it always feels so good to have it done.

    That said, I am so jealous you get to go to the Quaker camp and meet all the fun fit blogger ladies!!!

    charlottes last blog post..Classic Eating Disorder "Tips" Make a Comeback – Via The Biggest Loser

  3. Hi, I just got back from hitting the treadmill in the workout room at the hotel and I’m definitely feeling more awake. I like a treadmill with its own TV screen – got my CNN fix. They also had those wet towels in a fridge that feel so good on my face and neck after a workout. And I didn’t feel rushed to get back to everything else like I do at home.

    Some advantages to being away from home but I am missing and worrying about the kids and feeling a little guilty about leaving them even though I know they’re having fun with their Grandy.

  4. Robin from GA says:

    I just did 25 minutes on the treadmill. Exercising is a great mood booster. For some reason people don’t believe me.

  5. Just back from a run (slower than expected, but feel good now). My hubby was jsut telling me to buy some more Quaker Oatmeal as he wants to start to eat better. What timing.

  6. It’s so true! And you don’t even have to dress like the women in that photo to do it! ;)

    Fit Bottomed Girlss last blog post..Double Dog Duty

  7. It IS true! (And just looking at that picture improved my mood considerably, lol!)

    And now I’m off to go play at the pumpkin farm with my daughter’s kindergarten class (talk about a workout!)

  8. I did 30 minutes at Curves! woohoo!

  9. I did Jillian’s Shred at 5:00am this morning (Level 1/Day 8)!

    Trenches of Mommyhoods last blog post..Nocturnal Emissions

  10. I just did my workout (1 hr) before getting on the computer………it’s naptime and I missed my workout this morning due to flu shot appt. :)

    Annettes last blog post..Weekly Update/Flu Prevention ;)

  11. Got 30 minutes of spinning, plus 30 minutes of weight lifting at 6am!

    Rachels last blog post..Fun, flirty and there’s one for you!

  12. I just got back from a spinning class. Does that count?

    Playful Professionals last blog post..What They Don’t Tell You Before Law School: Bring a Flashlight

  13. Got the three kids to school/preschool and went directly to a favorite running spot to get 4 quick miles in BEFORE errands! Made the errands feel like less of a chore — even if I didn’t manage a shower until 3:45pm!

  14. Not entering either, but just have to say that I had a major case of the “I dun wanna” but went anyway saying to self, “Just do 10 minutes” of anything. I ended up doing 45 min of cardio, and was so happy. I believe the short time is enough to get you over the resistance monster.

    Stephanie Quilaos last blog post..Waist friendly tips from fit bloggers around the skinnysphere

  15. I went to the gym today and FINALLY added weight machines to my workout. I don’t know why I’m intimidated to move beyond a cardio workout but I have no more excuses after today.

    Kristen M.s last blog post..PictureItPostage – Customized Postage Stamps

  16. Free Music says:

    yeah i guess that will count

  17. i injured my foot, so i can only walk at the moment. c a r e f u l l y. does that count? not my usual workout, though i plan to add my weights later.

    wrekehavocs last blog post..misty

  18. I just did 30 minutes of Prevention – Belly, Butt, and Tighs. I love working out to videos at home. And some of the older videos in my collection do feature women wearing the leotards and legwarmers.

  19. i did 15 minutes of back exercises, 40 minutes on the gauntlet and leg weights. Yay!

    WeightingGames last blog post..5 Ways to Master Your Emotions

  20. …but no need to enter me in the contest, as I ‘ll be there!

    WeightingGames last blog post..5 Ways to Master Your Emotions

  21. Even though I had already run/walked for an hour before reading this, I STILL took 15 minutes for some one-legged dead lifts and balancing poses to get rid of the kinks in my low back. Guess what, those 15 minutes worked like a charm. And what else? I did them at NIGHT (while watching Biggest Loser–nothing like a little Jillian to get you off the couch:-)

    Kara from Mama Sweats last blog post..Time for a Quickie

  22. I just did 2 hours at the gym. First a Body Step class and then a Body Combat class. I am very proud of me!!!

    Normal to Natalies last blog post..Date Night

  23. I just did 30 minutes on my Wii Fit. Now, I am ready to tackle the day!!!

    Tim Rosanelli
    Sensei Talks
    60 Situps in a Minute Challenge

  24. How about an hour of plyometrics? Oh…the burn!

    Ms last blog post..Politics shouldn’t ruin friendships

  25. I don’t know if it’s the actual exercise or just the self-satisfaction of having made myself move that helps the mood.

    cathys last blog post..This one is for all kids at heart

  26. Just finished a 40 minute workout!

    Lisas last blog post..That’ll do…

  27. Okay, it’s too late but I had to comment on your hot 80’s ladies :-) I look like that in a leotard, hehe!

  28. workoutmommy workoutmommy says:

    Anneruss: you are a winner! email me your mailing address so you can get your prize. Thanks!

  29. workoutmommy workoutmommy says:

    Playful Professional- you are a winner! email me your mailing address so you can get your prize. Thanks!

  30. workoutmommy workoutmommy says:

    Kristen M: you are a winner! email me your mailing address so you can get your prize. Thanks!

  31. workoutmommy workoutmommy says:

    kara from mama sweat: you are a winner! email me your mailing address so you can get your prize. Thanks!