Thursday, September 30, 2010
I've wanted to write a blog for a while now, but never knew where to start or how to start it. There are days when my mind is clear, everything is going right, and I'm truly happy. There are other days when I let things get the best of me - the aches, pains and other side effects of my hypothyroidism, the doubts, insecurities and sadness of my chronic depression (I've had it for years now), and the other challenges within my marriage and family.
I can say that since I've made exercise a priority in my daily life, I have more good days than bad. It feels so good to get done walking in the morning with my two big dogs - Angel is a 2 1/2 yr old, 75 pound black lab/heeler/border collie mix and Sissy Rockband (named by my then 4 year old) is a 1 yr old, 60 pound black lab/staffordshire terrier mix. I live out in the country so for most of our walk it's just me, the dogs and gravel roads. I do a lot of thinking during those walks and it helps me clear my head for the day. I'm at the point now that if I don't walk or don't walk as far (we usually walk 5 miles) then I feel like something is missing. I would recommend making exercise a part of anyone's day...I forgot that something as simple as walking my dogs could really have a big impact on my outlook for the day.
Now it's time to get some sleep and get ready for another day!
Happy thoughts to all!