Hi Lorraine and welcome!
You are so right - exercise is a GREAT stress-buster. I started running three months ago and now run 4 or 5 times a week, totalling 20 - 25ish miles. Not only am I losing weight, but I also feel a lot calmer, more able to focus, and more in control of myself. Of course you don't have to run - you can lift weights, swim, walk, whatever. But if you do it vigorously and for an extended period of time I think you will find a myriad of benefits. Having teenagers in the house is stressful enough, but add huby in Iraq....yeah, you need all the stress-relief you can get!
Best wishes to you and your family. And thank you to your DH for serving our country!
NEF - No excuses, finish!
You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.
Portland Marathon 2009 - 10/4/09 - 6:38 - I DID IT!
Portland Marathon 2010 - 10/10/10 - 7:25 - I DID IT AGAIN!
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