I'm not in pattern of movement. I was walking....injuries stopped that. Then I was doing PT for the injuries....I don't know how I broke that pattern, but I went from 45 min a day workout with weights up to #25 to nothing! I felt really good when I was moving with intention. Now it's just the 5-8 k steps I get doing daily tasks....I do try to park a little further from doors...Its not the same. I must get real workouts back in my life. It's hard for me to establish patterns, but once I do, I'm pretty good at sticking. Its the interruptions in patterns that really mess me up and life is full of interruptions. My ADD has something to do with it. So this round I'm gonna try to learn how to not get derailed from a pattern. I'm still in a defiant mode...that never does me any good....my inner teen is alive and well...Yesterday I did my get up and move music...I danced, it was the joy of my day. I have to remember the joy of moving...JOY in health, JOY in strength & stamina, JOY in adventuring in physically challenging ways. I'm calling in more JOY!
Moving always feels so much better, especially to me as my pain increases when idle. A great song makes me want to get up and dance like no one is watching! Exercise is one of my favorite things to do and I get cranky when not able to do it when happens regularly in my life. All my workouts indoors are to music. Although not interested in dance and not knowing anything about it, when I took my first Zumba class I was hooked! I realized even someone as clutzy as me could learn and enjoy it! Here is hoping when you are fully recovered from your injuries you find your exercise mojo once more! 1366 days ago
Joy is always there. It is just hard to spot sometimes, when health issues overwhelm, or create sudden blockades. I know. I struggle with this a lot.
My one rule is ten minutes a day of intended exercise first thing in the morning (as soon as I have sufficiently woken up). This can be anything from strength training, to a brisk walk, to 10 minutes out of an exercise video, even one of my movement games on the Wii, such as Walk it Out or Exerbeat. Whatever I feel up to managing that day so I can sustain it on a daily basis. That way I can feel I am at least accomplishing something every day. On the good days I do a lot more, but if 10 mins is the best I can do, at least I have that under my belt and the rest of the day seems brighter somehow.
I hope you find your JOY of moving. :-) 1367 days ago