So, I joined the gym last week. Even though I have an exercise bike upstairs, and myriad work-out DVDs, not to mention Netflix, I am always too distracted by laundry, dishes or blogging to actually get my butt up there and do it. And, if I do manage to get up there, I usually quit early to clean the toy room, since that's where the TV and exercise bike are.
It really wasn't working for me and my distractable nature.
So now, I am a bona fide member of SNAP fitness. And I've been every day but Sunday and today, which is the day I teach 7 lessons at the university. I figure two days off is all right.
And I'm already feeling like I want to exercise, which is a totally crazy and completely foreign feeling in my world. I am actually looking forward to getting up and going. Now, of course I don't make it there until about 9:00 am, thanks to The Maestro's late teaching schedule this semester. If I had to go at the crack of dawn, it would be unlikely that I would be excited about it and even more unlikely that I'd go. Joel doesn't mind staying home with Sophia until I get back, but that could all change next semester and I might have to go earlier.
Except, WAIT! Sophia will be in KINDERGARTEN. (Please tell me it isn't true.) I'll be able to go when I want. Phewsh!
Anyway, while I won't be running any marathons soon, hopefully I will be happier with myself. I fully realize that I haven't taken care of me in the last several years as I have worked hard to take care of everyone else around me. And while my first thought is that going to the gym is not how I pictured taking care of myself--not like a good book and some hot chocolate, for instance--it is what needs to happen.
While it will be nice (really, really, really nice) if I lose some weight out of this venture, I'm trying to focus solely on my well-being. Exercise, as it turns out, really is good for depression and energy. Who knew?
Although, (as it turns out), it is also very bad for blogging.
Sorry about that...
Coming up soon: "How a Wild Belizian Baboon Pooped on My Head". Yes. It really happened. And as soon as I get the pictures edited I'll tell you all about it.
And, also, I have a fabulous giveaway over at my review blog: Check it out!
Finally, I have a coupon code good for the entire month of February at eShakti.com, just for my readers: Click here for more information