Friday, September 30, 2011
So yesterday was my worst day since my hubby started his new job...away from home... I was beyond tired, crabby, sinuses were stuffed up, sinus headache, kids who sensed my mood and pushed the limits...I was ready to explode! My mom stepped in and sent me away...told me I had no choice "Go to the gym, go drive, go anywhere but HERE". So, as a good little girl...lol...I left the house and went to the gym. I didn't have the ambition to, but I did. I went and got on the elliptical and I have to say I had a good 25 minute workout!! Half way through I noticed the sinuses were open and the headache was going away...I also noticed my tension in my shoulders going away (I didn't even know that I had that before than). When I was done, I could barely walk...I pushed myself the hardest I have ever done...must have been the bad mood energy...and I felt GREAT!!
I was able to go back home with a clear mind...and nose...and handle the rest of the challenges of being a trucker's wife with three kids...1 with special needs and 2 who are 3 and under...I don't think I would have made it through the night if it had not been for my mom stepping in.
This experience has taught me something...other than to listen to your mother no matter how old you are! A good workout does more than help you loose weight. A good workout is good for the body, mind and soul! I have read that so many times and never gave it a second thought. I now know what everybody means when they say that! Not only does working out help my body stay healthy, it helps my mind stay healthy too. And with the circumstances I am under at this time, a healthy mind is a must!!
I am very grateful for the day I had yesterday...no matter how rough and ragged the morning and early afternoon/evening were. I got to learn something that should help push me on into healthier habits and a healthier life!
So...no matter what your excuse is today...get up and get moving!!!!