It is so very easy to forget, I think because sweatpants and the couch are so comfortable, how much better I feel when I exercise. How much more bearable it is to wade into the trenches and try to fight for my clients, when I’ve been able to get my heart rate up or my arms and legs pumping. How much better I am at my job when I feel better about myself. How confident I feel when I know I can do a push up or ten.
And so, over a full week into my new diet and exercise program, I’m making the gym and healthy snacks and drinking more water happen. As if by magic, my caseload, while still overwhelming, seems manageable and I’m better able to focus at work. I’m no longer getting into work early, since I’m going to the gym, but when I come in at 9 or 9:30, I’m ready to take on the day.
I’m also making progress at PT and yesterday I got to run on an anti-gravity treadmill. It was awesome. They put me in it and had me run on 75% of my body weight. It felt really good. My foot was sore later but did better with stretching. I’m supposed to add in calf raises this week, so I’ve been doing them after workouts and when brushing my teeth.