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.