July 15, 2013
So this post adresses Metanoia’s tips:
# 2: Play some happy music (this morning I was NOT in the mood for happy music though)
#14: Dancing. Alone in your house or out with a friend.
#23: Exercise (as mentioned in previous post)
Ok, So I mentioned I’ve broken my back paw. Ironically did it doing the recently popularized 7-min workout in my living-room. It hurts a bit, and I’ve run out of Oxycodone. Worse of all, I feel exhausted all the time, and feel even less like doing things. Because crutching across my cave takes all my energy, going to the gym a few blocks away sounds worse than running a marathon to me right now.
The idea of “working out” feels very daunting. But this evening, I discovered couch aerobics. Thanks to an inspiring article from Grandparents.com (yup, I feel like that day as a full-time athlete, when our yoga teacher said “it looks like we are going to be doing geriatric Yoga today”)…today I managed to do some:
1. Sitting jumping jacks, (more like sitting back on my rump and flailing all 4 paws in the air at the same time)
2. 1-legged cross-country ski movements
3. Knee-down pushups
5. bicycling into the air
6. Various abs
7. More flailing of paws in all directions.
I made it a whopping 13 min, through four 80’s pop songs, AND BROKE A SWEAT!!!!! And now I begin to remember how good it feels to feel alive. Like blood is gushing through all systems. I feel alive and powerful.
Thank God. So the good ol’ sweat reboot worked this evening. One day at a time.
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