New Year, new beginnings. (Jewish new year, that is, since it’s September).
This morning, instead of getting up at my normal 6:30am, I got up 1/2 hour earlier, spent 20 minutes trying to stretch out my aching periformus (look it up) and then went for a run.
Yup. A run.
Granted, it was nothing impressive, it was only 10 minutes of actual jogging but it was 10 minutes more than I had been doing before and I wanted to see how my back and left leg felt afterwords. Maybe all this pain I have been experiencing is being caused by a lack of exercise.
Today I did something that I have been talking about doing for oh, about 5 years now. No longer can I complain about not losing any of my baby weight. I actually felt great the rest of today – and even more perky than normal – and I am usually quite perky I must say.
I’m afraid of scaring some co-workers with this new found feeling of pride for starting to take care of myself.
Now if I could only add some free-weights, push-ups and sit-ups to my daily routine…
I know. One step at a time!