I went to the gym at lunch today. I remembered the combination on my locker. Oh yeah, I'm hurting.
I can't believe I've put this off so long. I need to get moving again. I know exercise changes your body and I know it changes how you think about yourself. I think I'm a stronger person, mentally when my body feels stronger. I feel braver. I feel more powerful. I AM WOMAN!!! (yeah, I'm A woman, but not THAT kind of woman).
Here's a little information for any young women reading my blog. (first of all, I really really really hope you are reading) When you get to be an older woman, your body starts to let you down. I really need to write a blog on menopause. I've survived it, and let me tell you, it makes periods look like a walk in the park. My body now wants to hold on to every pound it gains. My body CRAVES sweets. I think it wants me to be fat and lazy. I need to fight my natural urges and MOVE.
I have a next-door neighbor who is a BEAUTIFUL woman. She is my age. Every morning I get up for work and when I look out my window I see the light is on in the room containing her treadmill. I know she is on it every morning at six A.M. She is dedicated to keeping her body in shape and it shows. I need to take that as inspiration. I WANT to be inspired and not be jealous. This body of hers didn't JUST HAPPEN. She works for it. Inspiration is a positive feeling and thought. Jealousy is a negative feeling and thought. I'm going to choose the positive.
Now, does that mean I can get up early and use a treadmill? I don't know. But I can go to the gym at lunch. I have a work-out buddy and she's VERY encouraging. My friend is a POSITIVE person. I think I've mentioned, for a happy healthy frame of mind one should hang around positive people. That is what I'm going to do.
And, I'm going back to the gym.