I know I’ve talked about the benefits of exercise before, but I feel that it’s important enough that I want to talk about it again. I haven’t exercised much the past two weeks and I’m down about it. I’m definitely feeling it in my body and my mood and I need to get back into it. I know I’m smiling in these photos but I’m not smiling as I write this. When I don’t exercise I have a lot of pent up energy and I don’t know where to use it. It manifests in my body in knots and sore muscles, sometimes my legs cramp up. I can tell I’m not sleeping as well which also sets the tone for my day. When I exercise and exert that energy I sleep like a baby. Or I should say like my husband. He knows how to sleep!
Sometimes it’s literally like pulling teeth to get me out of the house to go to a yoga class or to put on my running shoes and just take off with the jogging stroller. Wait, let me back up, yoga barely happens much anymore. I’m on mom duty 24/7 (which is the best job I could ever dream of) needless to say yoga is a luxury these days. I went twice last month.🤸🏻♀️WooHoo! I used to go 4 to 5 times a week and now I realize I totally took that for granted. It’s amazing how different my body feels these days. My back hurts so much these days. I wonder why? 🤔Oh ya, because I carry 27lbs up and down stairs all day! 😂I guess you can say my exercise regimen is “slightly” different than it used to be. Ha. Maybe I’m just a weightlifter🏋🏻now! Ok, but seriously, I’m going to make myself get outside today and run!! 🏃🏻♀️ I’m going to do it. Who’s with me?!