Great post, NinjaGirl. I cannot speak highly enough about the healing power of exercise!
I have become addicted to the endorphin rush of working out. Without it, I get crabby.
Working out while in recovery is hard to do because it is the last thing you feel like doing. However, I have found certain exercise can help you channel your anger. Kickboxing is a great exercise for this purpose. My kickboxing instructor used to say:
"I love watching Lisa kickbox because it's so obvious she has a very specific target in mind when she is kicking and punching."
And he was right. I did! I was getting over my EXN and to picture him as a target when I hit helped incredibly with my anger.