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20 October 2003 @ 12:22 pm
The beauty of exercise  
I went to the gym this morning, my vigor renewed [as much because of startling measurements for costumes - eep! - as much as it was Monday], and had an appointment with one of the "exercise physiologists" about streamlining my workout to fit it in on my lunch break. Ruddigore is about to swallow meranthi and myself whole, and I have to exercise in order to maintain sanity.

I had a nice little walk/jog again with enoch yesterday, which was nice. We talked about quiet time and recharging and lots of other things. I meant to talk about something else, but life and distractions and stuff happened and my opportunity slipped through the cracks. So, it will just have to wait until we get together this weekend for all things joggy.

I love going to the gym. When I get out, it doesn't matter that at 200 lbs I am more than 40 pounds over the Air Force ROTC's highest allowable weight for women of my height. It doesn't matter that I am not in as good shape as I would like. I get out of the gym and I feel vibrant, full of energy, and attractive. Sometimes I even feel thin, but that feeling is just weird.

The act of moving my body, forcing all of the moving parts to do the jobs intended for them, makes me feel like I can and will do anything. ^_^;
 
 
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Keshwyn: UF lego mekeshwyn on October 20th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
It's a great feeling, isn't it? I'm also fond of the sort of weariness I get at the end of a really good workout, when my muscles all say, "OK, we're done now, we can handle stairs if you're slow about it, but not much else."

It means I did the right amount of work.
the name of dogenochs_fable on October 20th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
Although it bites if your legs decide to fold while ascending said stairs. :)
Keshwyn: UF lego mekeshwyn on October 20th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
Actually, I find it bites a lot more when my legs fold while -descending- said stairs. If they crumple while I'm going up, I fall foward and maybe get a couple of bruises on my arms as I catch myself. If they crumple while I'm on the way down, well...generally there's a lot more down than just my legs. :}
the name of dogenochs_fable on October 20th, 2003 11:39 am (UTC)
Oh, no argument there. :)
the name of dog: moonenochs_fable on October 20th, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
no rain this time!
I really enjoyed our ramble, and there was something about getting up and going out early on a weekend that made me feel especially virtuous. If it threatens to rain next time, I'll bring a shell for you, and remember my stupid pass this time.

The act of moving my body, forcing all of the moving parts to do the jobs intended for them, makes me feel like I can and will do anything. ^_^;

This to me is the crux of why I enjoy working out and exercising - I always joke that I feel like a small Greek god after a particularly good workout.
Learning to value one's body for what it can do, rather than getting overly fixated on how it looks, can really make you feel good.
Qarylla Windragarqarylla on October 20th, 2003 12:01 pm (UTC)
Re: no rain this time!
I always joke that I feel like a small Greek god after a particularly good workout.

So, you probably should have the birthday/holiday party dressed as Adonis with running shoes, shorts and a t-shirt, and some free weights.

Heck. You would probably be more comfortable than a lot of people I can imagine. ^_^;
the name of dogenochs_fable on October 20th, 2003 12:23 pm (UTC)
Re: no rain this time!
Well, there was the year I dressed up as a cyborg and put liquid latex on my torso. :)

I probably won't subject you all to that. People might go blind.