Tuesday, January 11, 2011


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.


  1. I just found your blog from Whatever and I read your post. Very relatable for me. I totally get being around positive, happy people. I'm getting too old not to. Don't waste my time if you're just going to be negative. Anyway, good luck with the exercise thing. It's a constant struggle for me to keep it in my routine, but I try.

  2. You can do it. It's hard work, but so worth the feelings of satisfaction once you've reached your goals!

  3. Thanks for the advice - I imagine I'm one of those 'younger women' you were talking about...though the younger part is escaping me day by day! ;) I am realizing just how much it does take to keep us in shape and how the bible talks about self control for a reason! And yes, surrounding ourselves in positive people (and a good work out partner!) REALLY helps!


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