I also admit that the only way I enjoy an early morning exercise class is the lure of coffee and companionship afterward. There is a common thread here....exercise with the promise of food and drink as the reward! I know this is a perverse way of looking at all things exercise, but it's as the cartoon says...Eat, Drink and be Merry! Medicine for the soul.
should feast and sing, and merry be:
Keep open house, let fidlers play.
A fig for cold, sing care away;
And may they who thereat repine,
On brown bread and on small beer dine.”
from the 1766 Virginia Almanack
New Yorker Cartoon: Peter Steiner