Getting fit can help you break up with your ex for good.
Breaking up with someone is always hard, even when you know that the person is wrong for you. What can be even harder though, is getting over them. Eighty-five percent of readers in a recent YourTango survey said they struggle with breakups and could use a "breakover"-aka an internal and external makeover aimed at helping them move on. One of the best methods to a successful "breakover" is through exercise-in fact, survey respondents listed exercise as one of the top three methods for getting over a breakup.
Besides serving as a good distraction, exercise helps us to:
- release emotions and channel all that post-breakup energy in a constructive, positive way - build a stronger and healthier you which boosts self-esteem and confidence - helps you look and feel amazing! And while being the hottest you ever can't fully heal a broken heart, it sure doesn't hurt.
So if you are ready to get over that ex of yours once and for all, try this workout to help you look and feel your best. By
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Join us and our party co-host, Bliss.com, on February 13th to learn how to break up with your ex and make yourself feel spectacular with a "breakover." During the two-hour party, we'll be answering your questions and congratulating the winners of our Break Up With Your Ex contest (ends February 12 at midnight EST). Plus, we'll be giving away free 3-month subscriptions to Match.com to the top 3 most active party participants!
Here are the party details:
When: Wednesday, February 13, 3-5 PM EST
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YourTango's second annual Break Up With Your Ex Day, February 13, is fast approaching. Though your former flame may have fallen off the face of the Earth, it's harder to get him or her out of your mind, right? You're not alone. You've got your friends, YourTango, and a variety of online resources to help you connect with others-or yourself-and move on.
Never Liked It Anyway
Sell stuff your ex gave you on the online marketplace Never Liked It Anyway. The worse the breakup, the better the deal for someone else.
Don't get worked up. Get worked out. DailyBurn Tracker is a free app that's more attentive to your needs than your ex ever was. It provides workout tips, nutrition and exercise tracking, and more.
Want to take it a step further? Sign up for DailyBurn's customized workout service and get exercise videos at your fingertips 24/7. The videos are personalized for your exercise
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In this video, Therapist, Social Worker and YourTango Expert, Elisabeth LaMotte helps a reader who is constantly fighting with her husband about washing the dirty dishes in the sink. She's worried that this may be a sign of a bigger communication problem in their relationship. Elisabeth points out that she's right to a certain extent-having this fight over and over again is a problem-but there are simple ways for her to resolve it.
Learn why picking and choosing your battles as well as approaching problematic topics with "I" statements are important strategies when it comes to resolving your "dirty dishes" fight.
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In this video, Author, Life Coach and YourTango Expert Amy Spencer helps a reader who's been suffering from a painful breakup and just wants to let go of her ex and not hurt anymore. Amy advises that feeling sad after a split is totally normal, and that you should accept and wallow in those feelings for awhile. But, after some time has past, it's important to focus on the positives that have come out of your new situation.
Watch the video above to see Amy explain why the phrase "The good news is..." can be the magic way to move above and beyond your past relationship.
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