Weather and blunt honesty with myself.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
It was sunny this morning when I walked to the bus station for my commute to work, and I felt the too-long absent but familiar tug of wanting to enjoy a good walk/run in the morning. The sun coming up earlier, and actually being out instead of seeing another rainy morning, really does have a lot to do with my desire to exercise first thing off.
That in mind, I need to start plotting ways to get myself motivated to exercise when it ISN'T good weather, because living in the Pacific Northwest doesn't lend itself to sunny mornings for a lot of the year.
Lots of things to think about, health-wise, actually. I was also pondering how I feel when I'm focusing on my health and taking care of myself and how it really affects the bipolar. I need to try and get back to a place where I'm managing my illness, not where it's running me. That's really what's been happening the last several months, or I've been so focused on struggling with not being controlled by it that I've let everything else fall by the wayside, which has been counter-productive.