Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God Must Want Me to Work Out Today

I blurted this out in frustration while I was at the bank trying to cash my Ike insurance check for the umpteenth time. Remember the mortgage company that ate my 1st check? Well, they're up to shenanigans and foot dragging again. This time at the local branch. But I'm not here to fuss about the bank.

The point is, I am learning to associate exercise as the preferred method of stress relief.

This is a big deal.

A very good thing.

After the 2nd hour spent arguing with mortgage company, I drove to the gym and I didn't just do the workout, I attacked the circuit training equipment. I sweated. I grunted. I groaned. I carried on. Some of the sweet old ladies at the gym discreetly stared. I didn't care. I was just glad I was working out in the gym and not throwing a tantrum in the bank lobby. By the time I was done with my workout, my hair was wet and dripping sweat onto my shoulders. And I felt peaceful and even euphoric. The only other time I've felt so peaceful, sweaty and euphoric was. Well, you know.

This is day 3 of no sugar.

The mood swings are not fun. It's withdrawal, just like any other addiction.
I made good choices today.

The next time somebody pisses you off, say, "God must want me to work out today!"


Nurse Betty L. Boop said...

I know the feeling of needing the workout. I've been out of my kickboxing and karate classes for about 6 weeks now, and I can't wait to get back to at least my karate on Tuesday *whew*

Sensuous Wife said...

(smile) a kickboxing nurse betty boop. whatta gal!

Nurse Betty L. Boop said...

HA! Hop on over to my blog to see what's been keeping me was a good reason. And getting back to it is the one of the only good things that came from that ride!

Sensuous Wife said...

Oh Betty, I'm so sorry. (((hugs)))

Tulipsanticipation said...

I know what else is a good stress reliever too :)