Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Joy of Exercising

Quote du jour:

And if tonight my soul may find her peace
in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
~D.H. Lawrence

Very strange thing. Last night, I'd planned a short 15 minutes on the elliptical. But once I got going, I didn't want to stop exercising. Don't ask me where my Inner Slug was; he must've taken the night off, because my body felt full of energy. I wanted to work out. I ended up doing 40 minutes on the elliptical for the sheer joy of movement.

I'm trying to remember the last time I worked out for the sheer fun of it. It's the kind of thing I associate with childhood. These days, fun is hanging out with friends or playing a game, not exercising. I'm not complaining, not by any means. Just wondering when that joy went away. I'm glad it came back last night.

Exercise du jour: No plan. At some point this evening, I'm going to get on the elliptical and move, but how hard and how long, those details I will leave up to my inner child. Might be fun.

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C said...

Those are the moments I live for. So glad your Inner Slug was taken hostage by your inner child. Let's hope it happens again and again and again. :)

Lee said...

Your inner zen child. Go with the flow...

messymimi said...

Glad you got that feeling back. Maybe it will be a recurring theme.

Julie said...

Ah! Like the card at my place! Your inner child totally ruled the day, and the movement. So awesome.

JavaChick said...

True, sometimes you just have to start. Glad to hear you were/are feeling good!

azusmom said...

Love it!!!!

EcoCatLady said...

Endorphins to the rescue!!!

Crabby McSlacker said...

That's great!!! I love when that happens. For me, music and caffeine are usually involved. It almost feels like cheating when exercise is also bliss.

To rediscover that feeling seems like a real gift! Hope you have many more joyful moments like that now that your brain has remembered what it feels like.