When my girlfriend broke up with me, I felt very depressed and sad. We were together for 8 months and I didn’t know that she was unhappy. When she told me that she found someone else, I was devastated and distraught. I begged her not to leave, but she packed her bags and left. I spent a week in my apartment and never came out of my room. The depression lasted for months. I started to gain weight, because I never left the apartment. My friends were beginning to get worried and concerned, so they staged an intervention to help. My best friend told me that I looked awful and smelled even worse. He made me take a shower and put on some clean clothes. After that, we went to the gym for a workout. I didn’t want to go to the gym and I didn’t want to exert any energy either. I went because my best friend forced me to go. After an hour of sweating, I actually started to feel better. I went to the gym with my best friend everyday for 2 weeks. With my mind concentrating on physical activity, I didn’t have much time to mourn the loss of my girlfriend. I’m glad that my best friend came to help, because the physical activity helped with my mental anguish. There are a lot of great benefits to working out, and those benefits are far greater than losing weight or looking better. Physical activity is a great way to remove and release stress, and that is a great benefit to the mind and soul.