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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YULLABELLE 2/23/2012 9:41AM

    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

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 2/20/2012 12:27PM

    emoticon Exercise is such a stress reliever!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/19/2012 2:40PM


So true! I can walk into the gym in any sort of mood and walk out feeling energized and freed and strong.

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KOFFEENUT 2/19/2012 12:03AM

    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!

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SUSIEPH1 2/18/2012 4:29PM

    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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    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.

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RFJSJ50 2/18/2012 12:36PM

    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.
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JILLSMYTH 2/18/2012 11:30AM

  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!

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