Cranky Crusher.

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out a name for my blog. In an effort to keep things simple, I’m thinking that “The Crankiness Crusher” might work since my goal is to stomp on anything that messes with your happy place. Think that’ll work? If you guys have some other ideas, please feel free to throw them my way. My blog, like me, is a work-in-progress.

Today’s crankiness crusher: Kickboxing!

Whose face am I imagining? You'll never know!

Apparently I’ve got a lot of pent-up frustration/anger, because I feel a zillion times better after going four rounds of pretend fights. I’m a lot more relaxed when I exercise. It’s “me-time” that happens to benefit my entire family (since I’m less likely to have one of my freakouts).

What do you do to release tension? Feel free to share your G-rated solutions  in the “Comments” section. 😉

Hope you have a stress-free evening!




6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 20:49:06

    Two stories related to kickboxing…

    1. A few years ago my assistant principal and I would go to the gym together. We would “name” our equipment (similar to your cute pic with the caption above.) I always chose the same girl, couldn’t stand her. I lost 15 pounds that year.

    2. Right before I got pregnant with Jared I took it back up. I hurt my wrist pretty badly but didn’t think twice – just figured it would go away. After a few months of breastfeeding, my hand went dead. I literally had no control over it for lateral movement. Doc said it is something called DeQuervin’s Tendonitis and is often found in Mom’s who breasstfeed because we leave our wrists perched under the baby for extended periods of time.

    I had to see a hand surgeon and get cortisone injections. Needless to say, I no longer box…


  2. Vlad
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 07:15:14

    While I have been feeling less stressed after you “encouraged” me start going to the gym again, I’m a proponent of the “bottle of wine every night” method of stress relief.


  3. melissasmeanderings
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 14:53:29

    Love the idea behind this blog:) I find reading to be a great stress reliever. After spending an hour delving into the troubles of others…mine never seem quite so overwhelming!


    • Tara Rummell Berson
      Apr 07, 2011 @ 14:57:42

      I think a good stress reliever would be eating one of your banana & chocolate chip muffins, Melissa! They look delicious!!! I find reading to take my mind off of my own stuff too. Thanks for supplying me with some good material on your blog!


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