Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Today's challenge is to create a blog entry. I thought that I would use this blog thingy more, but there's so much more freedom in my personal journal than a public blog. On the other hand, I can vent and possibly receive support when needed. So the balance shifts, I strive to reach the extra goals, and thus create blog number two.
The benefits from working out are so vast. I feel like a radiate positive energy and I don't dwell on bad things which previously caused me bad days. Take last Friday for example, the electricity went out while I was getting ready for work, my car wouldn't start, the refractory dies wouldn't pour out without massive bubbles and then I went home with Jacob drank a couple of beers and didn't do any cardio. Even still, it was a good day. His daughter is adorable so I was happy to spend time playing with her, Amy, her mother, is also always a pleasure, work didn't run late into the evening, many cases didn't come back to me and so on and so on. Before regular workouts, I would have never remembered any of the good and the bad would linger for days and could have possible ruined my weekend. Instead, I'm more balanced physically, which helps me stay balanced mentally.
Other than being more balanced, I have lost almost ten pounds now making me feel more in control of myself. This also has a radiating effect. I have felt empowered to do "normal" things that have always overwhelmed me before. For one, I'm taking a leading role in trying to find a roommate and getting the apartment organized for whomever moves in. Also, I have finally made an appointment to get my eyes examined for tomorrow. Before, even making an appointment was overwhelming, but now I feel that even if the Doctor tries to give me any grief as the last one did, I can just say, "No thanks." and leave. After all, he will be working for my money.
There are many, many more ways that I need to improve in my life, but these are tremendous strides for myself. The excitement and joy I feel just from feeling like I have control over my life does nothing but cause me to want to continue to spread these great feelings. I truly feel like a Sparkperson.