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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Here is why exercise has become one of my favorite things.

Terrible, rough times at work - dealing with another complaint about a staff person which may result in "termination" of that person; having to consider closing down a program after 20 years; learned of death of my mother's closest friend; troubles for my brother and his family; I guess I am so inundated that I cannot even think clearly about all this. I feel numb.

But I have not gone off my program. I am an absolute believer in the power of physical exercise to improve both my physical health and my emotional well-being. There have been days when I have felt inertia creeping back into my mindset. But with the encouragement of my daughter, by Sparking, or just on my own, I have gotten up out of my recliner and headed to the Wii or out for a walk. I put on my headphones, listen to upbeat music...

And then I don't feel so bad.
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    You are your best motivation. I wish you all the best for you and your family. Keep reaching for your goals of a healthier you. You will achieve as long as you believe and keep moving forward. emoticon
    2215 days ago
    emoticon Exercise is such a stress reliever!
    2218 days ago

    So true! I can walk into the gym in any sort of mood and walk out feeling energized and freed and strong.
    2219 days ago
    Many times exercise is the only thing that DOES work to burn off the stress that seems to come from every direction! Good for you for making such a healthy step for yourself!
    2219 days ago
    You are so right !! .
    We can cope so much better with what life throws at up when we are mentally and physically fit !!
    Hugs Susie

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    2220 days ago
    Great blog - you are so right - that time when you are exercising is like a meditation time - a forced break from all the stress - you are dealing with some tough things right now.
    2220 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Exercise often helps me get through rough patches. It is a true stress reducer.
    I hope things soon take a turn for the better in your life.
    Sheila emoticon
    2220 days ago
    I'm sorry for all the tough times you are going through but it is so so AWESOME that you are turning to exercise to handle the stress!
    2220 days ago
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