Monday, October 06, 2008

The "E" word

Yup, you knew I'd get to it eventually. But here's the thing: there is nothing I can say on exercise that you haven't heard before. You already know to get 30 minutes of cardio at least three times a week. You already know that sitting in front of the tv or computer for long periods of time isn't good for you. You probably even already know what kinds of exercise your body will and won't put up with.

So why this post? Because I need the reminder.

In late June I took the final, comprehensive exam to finish a masters degree. As you might imagine, about April I started feeling a little anxiety about the upcoming ordeal, which affected my eating habits. In May I started studying in earnest and my exercise habits went right out the window. By mid-July--when I made it through the oral defense of the one question I didn't pass on the written exam--my eating and exercising habits were so thoroughly messed up that I'm only now starting to really get back on track with the food.

Getting back into my exercise routine, however, is proving more difficult. It's not so much a lack of desire as a lack of oomph. I love doing yoga and going for walks, and we've been having perfect weather for the latter. I even know that I'll feel better both mentally and physically if I get back on a routine. Twenty minutes of yoga once a week just doesn't cut it.

So what do you do when you've fallen off the wagon and can't seem to hop back on? Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated.

3 comments:

TECH said...

Emu? That's a nice e word.

Kirsten said...

Har, har, har.

TECH said...

Elmo? That's another good e word.