I exercised today for the first time in a long time. It sucked hugely while I was working out, and I hated almost every second of it (ok, it wasn’t THAT bad). I’m very sure I will hate it even more when I wake up tomorrow morning (or is it the second day soreness that is the worst?).
But, I felt AMAZING the rest of the day! I swear, I got more done today after exercising first thing, than I’ve accomplished in the past week combined. I could literally feel my mood improving. I felt the urge to be productive again. Obstacles that seemed like show stoppers last week felt a little smaller today.
I was at the gym for barely over an hour total, that includes both changes (into and out of workout gear), showering, and finding equipment and space at a YMCA that I’ve never been to before.
I could not believe how different I felt today. Why do I ever stop exercising?
Thank you to everyone that offered inspiration and advice – I put it to use today! I’ll tweet ya from the gym as soon as I get there tomorrow. I owe a special thanks to Ginger, who broke off a little slice of her time to give me a starting exercise plan. Thanks G!