Carving, pounding, rocking. All verbs. All super important verbs. All verbs I managed to incorporate into my life today.
Let me explain…
My doctor told me my stress level is sky high. My cholesterol is sky high. I lost six pounds and my cholesterol went up. Go figure. I started thyroid medicine. My numbers went out of whack. Go figure.
But enough of the technical stuff…
My doctor basically told me I need to exercise, and I know that I do. That is not news. My problem is WHEN do I fit it in? I am busy with work, saddled (and I mean that affectionately) with a five year old after work. I do what most working mothers do… I put everyone ahead of myself. I fix dinner. I help with homework. I sort laundry. I grocery shop. I make sure everyone’s life is running smoothly. AND I hold a full time job.
But today I carved out a few minutes for myself. I pounded the pavement. In my head I was my 19 year old self jogging. I used to run. USED to. I rocked out to a playlist of favorite high school songs as I walked. It was dark (evening) so it was even better. I wasn’t visible enough for anyone to see me look stupid as I lip synched my way through my neighborhood. I didn’t have to stop and wave at neighbors. Complete solitude. Complete bliss.
Today I carved, pounded and rocked.
And it felt good.