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I was an exercise junkie

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I have been sidetracked this year... I think I put on a few pounds but I haven't stepped on the scale in a while to verify it. I need to refocus and find the inner athlete again. I was an exercise junkie last year. The rush of working out... the endorphins... I couldn't get enough, and the more I did, the more I needed for that same fix. I started out with walking, the gateway exercise, and then before I knew it, I was walking like 5 miles every morning. As I lost weight (all 160 pounds that I lost) things that started out feeling difficult were easy. Then, I moved up to aerobics, and then running... and before I knew it spinning and running were the only things giving me that good feeling. Nothing else was even making me sweat. I was addicted, and I couldn't get by more than one day without it. I used it to help deal with all my emotional issues. I found myself even exercising while making dinner (jumping jacks), and I couldn't help myself. It was fun. I felt good. Hmm... but then I got busy with work and the kids and my life just took a detour... I miss it. I need an exercise fix. I took about an 8 mile walk on Saturday and it felt so good. It reminded me how good it feels. So I think I need to cut down on some work hours to make time for myself... but it's time for me to start moving more again. I miss it. I need it... I need to hook back up with some of my friends who encouraged that kind of behavior... my fellow spark addicts.
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