So I figured after almost 4 years of NOT working out it was time to start. Sure this past winter to save my sanity and my family I started walking on the treadmill. It was great! I would take the girls swimming then drop them off at the day care center and I would walk/run for 20-40 minutes. It was so amazingly reenergizing, mentally. Then summer hit and who has time to be stuck in doors. Well I can tell you one thing, I should be. I need to have those moments of working out if only for a short time just for stress relief. I’m not down with drugs so when my dr. told me I should be on an anxiety medicine during my 2 week pms warpath every month I told her she was crazy, there had to be another way. So low and behold eating better, exercising and [drinking] has been my cure all. The winter was so pleasant, no more bad moods no more fighting with the girls. So now the time has come where I have noticed my mood has been uglier. I found a few girls who belong to the gym we go to so I made the commitment and today we started…with yoga. I think I am quite possibly the only woman in the world who doesn’t flip for this activity. I can’t calm my mind! I need to be in a full-fledged kick boxing class mixed with wrestling and face punching. I giggled a few times at my lack of balance, at the sheer awkwardness of my less than graceful demeanor. However I will say that my mind didn’t have time to wander because I had to focus so hard on keeping my balance. And it was a workout. I wasn’t sweating per say but I certainly felt that delicious feeling of working my body. My sister in law reminded me that discomfort is the name of the game and yoga is the beginning of quieting the mind. These are all things I need as well as those kick boxing classes. Tomorrow it’s off to Pilates and cycling. I think that should get me the mind calming I need mixed with the energy release I crave.
Tip o’ the Day: doesn’t matter what kind of workout it is but find your stress relief.
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