Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees
I chose today’s scripture because it is not one you normally hear and I love being different.
Today I’m writing about everyone’s favorite word:
My First Year
During the first year after Joe’s move to heaven, I spent most weekends on the couch. It would take me 3 hours to get up enough energy to walk down the basement stairs and switch the clothes from the washer to the dryer. Also, nothing like waiting till the last second to go to the bathroom.
I told myself I was storing up energy to be spent at work the next week. While that was true to some extent, I took “vegging out” to a new extreme.
While there is a time for everything, including “vegging out”, there is also a time for exercising.
Please do not do what I did.
Get your shoes on and at least walk.
I know the weather is changing, so take advantage of the opportunity for walking in sunshine while you have it.
The endorphins released will help with scaring away the grief monster because they help with depression, sleeping, and anxiety among other things.
Hopefully you will have a friend or a group of friends who will keep you motivated during the first year.
Once the nasty weather set in, then it is time for the gym, the rec center or exercise DVD’s. There are plenty DVD’s out there so buy one and keep exercising.
You could also run up and down the steps of your basement but please do not turn into the “veggie” I did.
2) Don’t know where to begin when it comes to exercise? Do not like walking? The follow this series along with me.
Those of us participating in the Write31Day challenge are in a private Facebook group. The author ( a personal trainer) asked if it would be an appropriate series to do. We all said yes. Her site was the first one I bookmarked when the series launched and I read her site every day. I am still on day 1 as I am in therapy for a shoulder issue resulting from being ended. Days 2 – 5 look like they might aggravate the shoulder.
But trust me (pun intended), every morning before I get out of bed I am firing up those glutes by doing the Day 1 exercises.
Won’t you join me?
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.Wilhelm von Humboldt