Friday, October 12, 2012

What Will Make It Better?

The past 48 hours, I've been horizontal far more than I've been vertical.  I guess it's a virus.  Whatever it is, it has hit me pretty hard, starting at 2:30 AM Thursday morning.  I will spare you the details, although you don't need much of an imagination to figure out how sick you get at 2:30 AM.

Anyway, I was able to stay home from work (thanks, Janice!!) and baby myself a bit.  I guess that's what I did because I've pretty much slept since 7 AM Thursday.  I've had bad dreams, missed my beloved Thursday night dance class, and ignored the dog so much she's found her tail once again to chase for her exercise!

This afternoon, I got a text from my friend Kris, wanting to know if we were walking this evening.  Her text was earlier than usual in the day, but I was pretty much out of it.  I texted back that I was sick, so no walking.  Then, I slept again.  When I awoke about a half hour later and let out the aforementioned mutt, I saw what a beautiful day it was.

Hmmmm.  Maybe I could walk.  So, I called Kris to ask if she was going to get home early - and if so, I'd try to walk a bit.  She cheerfully agreed, stating that work was giving her fits and she'd leave early anyway.  So, we agreed to meet at the park - and we did.

Now, here's what was really going on in my head.  IF I DON'T WALK TODAY, I'LL HAVE LEG CRAMPS AND BE UNABLE TO SLEEP TONIGHT.  Yep!  Not only is it all about me, but it's all about being able to get a good night's sleep.

In my life, there is almost nothing that is not improved by taking a walk.  I felt good that I lasted six laps at the park which is about two miles.  That should be enough to prevent the leg cramps, and it certainly felt good to be outside.

By the time I arrived back home, my husband had returned from an extra busy day at work.  But, he was glad I had gone for a walk.  That means I'm getting better.  See?  Walking makes everything better.  Try it!

*************************** Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.


Carol said...

I have enjoyed your motivating posts for some time now - months at least- but was not in a position to begin walking. But at last my daughter and I have begun. Encouraged by your advice to begin where you are we leashed up the dogs and walked to the mailbox around the corner.

It is a bit of a circus with an apple head chihuahua, and ancient tottering arthritic, deaf, blind chocolate lab and an active in his prime blue heeler mix being herded by two overweight and somewhat weak and definitely out of shape women.

But we are starting where we are. Thanks so much for your nonjudgmental encouraging words.

jd said...

thank you so much for writing. My point in writing this blog is exactly to give nonjudgmental encouragement. It seems to be such a rare thing! Please keep us posted on your progress. Every day is an opportunity to take positive action, an opportunity for us to make our lives better in sometimes tiny ways. Progress not perfection!