“Just go work out, you’ll have more energy and feel better. Trust me”
If I had a nickel for every time that Willy told me that… He says it if I am down or stressed and always when I am just feeling like a lump. My usual response it to curse at him and go on with what I am doing, claiming that I am just fine, thank you very much. Here’s the thing. He’s right.
I have recently made a bunch of changes to improve my overall health. I shut down at 11:00pm now (most nights), and curl up with a book until I fall asleep. I am eating better, and tracking what I eat in an effort to achieve a healthier weight and more balanced diet. My hours were cut at work, in an effort to save my agency some money, but added benefit is that it gives me more me time, and more family time. I also resigned from a volunteer position that I have held for the last three years for the same personal reasons.
The biggest difference, however, is that I have fallen in love with my elliptical again. Willy is right, I feel better when I exercise. Like race home from work so I can fit a work out in before I make dinner, skip lounging around the house or having a soak in the tub so I can work out good. It’s crazy how quickly you can fall back into a routine, and need to keep up with it. I see this as the start of some good balance in my life. Even if it means admitting when I am wrong. Even if it means admitting that I am wrong.