Saturday, December 18, 2010

Clearing the Fog

I braved the cold garage and walked for an hour, getting four miles in. Just moving felt so good, and while I was walking it occurred to me that my inconsistent exercise regime for the past two weeks has significantly contributed to my lack of feeling the Christmas spirit. I got out of my daily routine which is necessary during the semester in order to stay ahead of the paper load. Part of my semester routine included working out at the same time most days. To keep my sanity through the holidays, that routine needs to be put back into place, along with the rest of my usual routine, including getting up early, before everyone else, to write. I guess I truly am in need of structure. Without it, I don't get things done which equates to not feeling the accomplishment associated with getting things done. The lack of accomplishment leads to feeling blah in general, and the vicious cycle continues.

Today, the cycle ends. I've walked. I've made two mostly-healthy meals so far. Now I'm off to do some Christmas shopping. When I return, I'm going to sit down and work on my classes for next semester. Who knows, maybe I'll even get a second workout in this evening, doing a little yoga, stretching.

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