I cannot remember that last time I entered a gym, a physical fitness location with machines, and weights, and contraptions that God only knows what they do to enhance one’s health and well-being. Now, this is not to say that I have not had my wonderful, yet short-lived, spurts of yoga and pilates during the past few years. This is to say that using a machine to help me physically feel better hasn’t happened in a really long time.
Today the spell was broken. And I multi-tasked while I doing it. I dropped my car off for a recall service, then I trotted (because for now, running and jogging require slightly more endurance than I am currently able to dedicate) over to my newly-joined fitness establishment where I fully embraced a great cardio session mixed in with some stretching and arm weights.
I had forgotten how relieving and freeing it is to focus on absolutely nothing. I didn’t fret about how I looked. I didn’t fret about the disastrous destruction of our property as a result of our neighbors’ construction project. I didn’t think about work. Or family issues. Not only was I doing my body good, I was also relieving my mind and soul of stresses.
Car fixed. Body and mind invigorated. Warm sun. Blue skies.
Now if only I can figure out how to do this more than once a week, and how to get rid of this In-n-Out burger craving that I have.