Ever since Guinevere posted about her fitness program, I have had an urge to get back to the gym. I am quite active physically but admit to missing the gym routine. However, I also know that getting motivated to drive the 30 minutes to the gym, working out, and getting showered is going to take a lot of time out of an already busy day. I am all about flexibility in my schedule now, so I opted for the same program that G. wrote about. It is something that I can do at home. This may be something that C. and I can do together, or it may just be me working up a sweat. The package came in today so it will be fun to give it a go starting on Monday.
Even in the midst of all my stuff around alcoholism, I did take care of myself physically. I would routinely either ride 25 miles at lunch, run five miles or go to the gym for pilates, spinning, kickboxing or aerobics at least 5 days a week. It was one of the best things that I found to stop me from obsessing for at least a while on my unhappiness. Strangely enough, about the time that I started going to Al-Anon, I stopped going to the gym. To be honest, the gym closed down, but I didn't opt to get a membership at another. I simply stopped going. I stopped running but continued to row and sail.
There are several bloggers who I read that have regular, scheduled exercise as part of their self care. I have been inspired by Dave, Lou, Mary Christine, Irish Friend of Bill, Cat, and Guinevere. Now, I am making this one of my daily goals as well. I'll keep you posted on how all this powering up is going.