Tuesday, May 31, 2011
It's been 90 days or more since I last put any effort into exercising. I had just gotten to a point where I did not feel like beating myself up because I didn't feel like moving. I did really great the first 2 months of the year but in March I felt the train come to a screeching halt. I was positive and optimistic and encouraging to others and all the good stuff I like. I just refused to make taking care of myself a heart-wrenching battle, cause I just didn't feel like it.
So I've been thinking about starting up my exercise regimen again for the past few weeks. I mean seriously thinking about it, not just the thought bubble floating by, LOL. Didn't hurt that I got a little motivation from my doctor after my annual physical. I've also felt a kick in metabolism, maybe the heat? IDK, I just know it felt great to get out and walk again. I felt like it, I did it and it felt good. I might even get up early tomorrow and walk again, if I feel like it.
I realized after a while that I was not helping myself with all the stress and anxiety I would feel about maintaining my workouts. I think at some points I could have been doing more harm than good. Doesn't stress raise cortisol or something? I know too that after discontinuing some of the meds I had been taking before I really needed to take a break and give my body a chance to recuperate.
The encouragement I live by is to listen to myself. I know what's best for me just like you know what's best for you. Listen to your body. Do your best, be your best and enjoy every moment. Life is way to precious for anyone to spend time beating themselves up over trying to be better. When we choose to focus on the good, the positive and the optimistic, everyday is so much better. I've learned to have all good things in moderation. Now some health fanatics won't like me saying this but whether you have ice cream or ice water, have it in moderation. Too much of anything will kill you, yes, even water. However, moderation will keep you happy. So keep your head up and smile. Love who you are, love who you want to be, love who you are becoming and enjoy TODAY!