An Orange And A Walk

It’s amazing how different foods can put me in different moods.  For instance – about thirty minutes after I eat white bread, I feel sluggish and lethargic, but when I eat an orange, I feel energized and alive.  Silly me, most of the time, I choose the bread.  Why?  I don’t know, but it’s something I’m working to change.

Yesterday afternoon, I was exhausted, but instead of taking a nap or lounging around, I ate an orange – and took a walk.  I managed two laps around our neighborhood, baby girl and son in tow.  I didn’t break any land-speed-records, but I did break a sweat and a couple of miles.  After the walk, I felt great.  Exhilarated, even.

Our bodies were created to move, but for too long, I’ve settled for sloth.  That’s ridiculous, considering how much better I feel when I am up and active.  Insanity, of course, is repeating the same behavior, and expecting different results.  It’s way past the time that I stop being insane – and stop sabotaging myself.  Here’s to getting up, getting out, and getting going.