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Figuring it out

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Iíve been thinking about why I love to snuggle up and read a good book for relaxation, and why I donít really think about exercise in the same way. Thereís something about sitting quietly and letting go of the dayís concerns, immersed in a book.

How can I get to the place where I look forward to taking a walk or working out in the gym or riding a bike? Frankly, I exercise because I have to, not because itís a joy.

Probably, reading is a place to hide. A place to regroup. A place where Iím not on display (like I am at work.) So I guess I need to get over being such a private person! That probably wonít happen overnight, but I can make small steps.

Hereís to the small steps!
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JANETELIZABETH1 3/9/2010 3:48AM

    Yes they are two different activities. Reading is very therapeutic but then so is exercise. We see the rewards of exercise when we have more energy, mobility and the inches decreasing because of the calories burned!
Hope I've convinced you Kate!!LOL!!

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EBLOOMING 3/9/2010 2:15AM

    Kate, there is something to be said for a good book...and I think you said it. emoticon Your right about the solitude and the quietness with no one asking anything of you but pure enjoyment.
Relaxation is a good thing. I was reading tonight and felt guilty because I should be excercising. Not a good thing...no guilt I mean. emoticon I figure it means that i just need to relax with a book and nothing is expected. Oh, I guess I said that. It is getting late. Time to go ni night. emoticon emoticon

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