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What's good for minor depression?

I'll tell you what works, at least for me: a workout so intense that all I can do afterward is sit on the locker room bench and breathe. Yow! Sweat dripping from my nose!

Yesterday's poll winners:

  1. Giles/Buffy (9 votes)
  2. Giles/Buffy/Ethan (6)
  3. Giles/Xander (5)

Winning prompts, in order, were:

  1. tenderness (12 votes)
  2. button-fly jeans (10)
  3. snark (8)
  4. angst, magic, swords, and whisky (tied at 7)
For a while there I thought "courtesy" was going to win over "snark", but your collective love for snitty!Giles pulled through in the end.

So I've decided to write prawn in the following configurations:

  • Giles/Buffy, with tenderness, snark, and button-fly jeans.
  • Giles/Buffy/Ethan, with angst, magic, swords, and whisky.

ETA: I love getting random IM messages from sociablesalmon. Harmless and weird social experiment. See also themissinghat.

  • Current Music: Interjections! : Bob Dorough & Others : Schoolhouse Rock 2: Grammar Rock/Money Rock
::is jealous:: I'd love a workout like that. It'd probably kill me, but I'd love it. Maybe I can get motivated to drag my sorry ass to the gym later and try to kill myself.
I can't do it without the trainer looming over me and sometimes pacing me. I'd have given up on the wallsits much earlier, for instance. Wallsits hurt. I need the external motivation to get me through it.

I keep hoping that some day some new connections will snap shut in my brain and I'll be able to do this on my own.
Today's workout
1 minute doing each exercise, 1 minute of jogging in place OR step-ups onto a bench between. Depends on your heart rate. You want it to be up but not maxed.

dips, using a bench
hamstring presses with feet on a bosu ball
crunches with back on the bosu ball
rows (with weights or body weight and a fixed bar)
pushups
wall sits
bicep curls
squats
"arnold" shoulder presses with hand weights
stiff-legged deadlifts
planks

Repeat the full cycle twice. Can't be sure that was the actual order, though.
Re: Today's workout
That's a kick ass workout. Might have to try that one day when I really want to kill myself. :)