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Keep Calm and Carry On

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I had the loveliest workout yesterday. And I realized that my workouts are sacred to me.

I started having a sense of this for some time now. As I work out I have a sense of vigil. Especially when I am outside walking/jogging. It started when I would exercise and started to put faith in it. It isn't like you go out and take a walk and then automatically have a quantifiable result. So, I just started having a sense of faithful commitment to the practice of exercise.

I would think that this must be what people who go to church feel like when they go each week for the promise of whatever that brings them. I never got going to church, but I REALLY get exercising on a regular basis.

I just feel with every step I take and every weight I lift I am spending very precious time with myself.

Yesterday it was such a beautiful sunny spring day. Flowers and buds and birds and the greeness of the grass were all around me. I thought of the wintry nights I walked these same blocks. And the 5AM summer mornings I was out there taking those steps.

And I just know I will be out there again and again. Amen!

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    Workouts are such a wonderful way to honor ourselves...!

    2500 days ago
    Lovely blog... thanks for the motions!
    2500 days ago
    Oh yes, Maya. Yesterday as I was coming back from the gym I was practically dancing in the streets.

    I now listen to hardcore house-techno music. The endorphins were palatable and I was moving and grooving and loving the euphoria!
    2501 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Yep. That feeling of really getting in touch with myself is one of the main reasons I work out.

    Well, that and the complete sense of euphoria every time I really get the sweat flowing! :)

    Here's to many, many more wonderful workouts!

    2501 days ago
    This reminds me of a Sunday morning trail run I had many years ago. Another runner asked me if I ever go to church. I held my hands up at the trees and sky and said, "This is my church."

    If I believed in God, it would have a lot to do with the wonder of Nature and I would deem it more appropriate to celebrate Him/Her/It by being outside rather than inside.
    2501 days ago
    I wanted to add a picture. As I was in my photos the one I've included was labeled "My Belly," but I did not see the image, but was curious so uploaded it.

    I love it. That is really how my belly looks and of course it can set me into a tizzy of self loathing. I also wasn't sure what to name the blog, but felt compelled to just use Keep Calm and Carry On.

    Its perfect. I'm learning to be with my body as it is. I continue to move forward. And I especially don't want to take myself too seriously!!!!!!

    2501 days ago
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