As of today, I am officially back on the mental connection to my fitness and nutrition goals. I have been maintaining things fairly well, and I’ve been working out daily. But things haven’t really been there with me mentally. Today, the sunny weather, a great massage, and a new book have helped reboot me back into determination.
There’s no denying that many people react to good weather. I tended to think I was not one of them. Well, this year, I’m definitely reacting. I’m suddenly punching to get outdoors. I’m anxious to do lots of new things. We’re planning out the year’s vacation. It’s just generally amazing the way this year’s sunny weather is making me feel.
The massage was by a woman most of my friends frequent. She’s wonderful, well-centered, interesting, and just tough as nails. She worked out all of my exercise tension and this knot the size of a baseball that she said came from work stress. I’m surprised it wasn’t the size of a planet. The massage really freed up a lot of muscle tone that had been reserved for maintaining the stress of my other muscles. It didn’t hurt that she kept complimenting me on the change in my body since my last visit.
The book I picked up was . I’d read an article by this guy and everything just really clicked in place. Core Performance suggests that you work everything, that there are all kinds of differences between power and strength, and that power is more desireable. It’s a holistic approach to working your body. I’m really anxious to see how the program works out.
So, I’m in the game. I’m working at this. I’m pushing at my self-esteem residual issues. I’m breaking through the barriers. I have lots of motivation. There’s a lot in it for me, this good health business.
Side note: my birthday was yesterday, and lots of friends wished me well. I was thankful for every message I received. I got all kinds of neato stuff like books on archery, a McSweeney’s book, a video, the massage, and hey whatever. It’s kind of like a birthday holiday. I keep riding this particular horse until it conks out.
I wish you well.