Holiday Survival Through Exercise

Today I started to exercise. Very small amount. Don’t want to over do it. I have started to do very basic stuff. Like walking up and down the stairs more. And pushups off the counter. And, I don’t remember jumping jacks being that hard. As well as just moving more.

The reason for this is because we are rapidly approach the hardest time of the year for me. That time right before Thanksgiving till after New Year’s. So, after all my exercise friends explained, again, how it will help me; I have begun, again. Other than the uncomfortable feelings of muscles complaining about using them with out prior authorization I feel the same. But today is the first day so things could change.

Generally I like winter. The snow. The Birds at the bird feeder. Watching the children sled. All that stuff is wonderful and I love it. And I so desperately want to love the Holidays. Along with the exercise I have been trying to get my holiday shopping done early so that I have reduced the stress even more. However the big gun that I have pulled out this year is the exercise. We will see how this works out. I have high hopes for better mental health through exercise. And meditation. But that is another story.

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