On exercise


This week, my usual posts are suspended as I take part in the Your Turn Challenge. As a part of this challenge, those of us who participate are committing to a daily post for seven days, starting today January 19th to January 25. You can read the posts of other participants here. Why am I taking part? Because – I want to get unstuck.

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After a strenuous workout, it is amazing how good a body feels. The luxuriousness of aching muscles. The beauty of that heavy ache. It is almost languorous to move – with that aching body, and when every movement sends waves of aches (not pains) through, the mind congratulates the body on a task well done, on being pushed to do its best, on doing what it is meant to do.
In return the body smiles a shy little smile thinking to itself, “Oh brain, now you notice me? Now you are not completely caught up in spinning your wheels to go nowhere! Now that I am pushed to my limits, and you got a break because I needed all the blood, you are happy?. You are welcome, even though you don’t know enough to thank me!”.

And no such days, the sleep feels so well deserved and so deep and so good. Lying down, being supported by the earth. Heavy, yet the lightness and deepness of sleep enveloping you lovingly. Heavenly.

Why is it then, that I have lost my habit of exercise?

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