Friday, July 30, 2010
WELL... vacation. Vacation tacked 2 pounds onto my already-voluptuous frame. It's a good thing Dr. Hempel finds me so hot or I'd be in some hot water, know what I'm sayin'?? UGH!
There is a bright side to getting fat and out of shape again... Really! I'm not even kidding! I went to the gym today, for a real "gym" workout (meaning I've been stretching myself in other ways that are outside of the gym) and it kicked my BUTT. I was all... straining for breath... covered in sweat.... stinky.... wanting to die... but it was good- truly, it was!
Here's the deal: when I don't work out in a way I can measure and feel proud of, my self esteem tanks. And I become painfully aware of my shortcomings. And my shame takes away all of the "shiny good feelings" of accomplishment and all I can think about is the fact that I didn't make it to the gym. However, when I DO work out, I feel like a champion. I feel healthier, happier, and thinner from the inside out. It's a good thing!
There's a wonderful saying that I created some time ago. I should have it copyrighted:
"Exercise is like sex- you're not always in the mood but you never regret it when it's over."
(my husband is now officially going to kill me.)