I am not athletic. At all. But I know the value (priceless) of exercise. I love to be outside so my very favorite forms of exercise are walking, riding my bike and swimming. It delights my soul beyond words to be out on this road, or taking a detour through the pasture, seeing and hearing God’s glory at every turn. The road is hilly and long – it’s about 4.5 miles to the hwy and back. I walk as fast as I can and run some. I push myself to stay on my bike and not get off to walk it up the hills. I come home tired, but in a very good mood and I sleep well at night. I can tell you that without exercise the opposite is true: bad mood, anxiety and bad sleep. Exercise is good medicine!
This may not look like much of a hill, but it is! And, it’s l o n g . There are days I don’t feel like trying to make it to the top, but these are the days that, when I do, I feel like I can do anything!
I do a lot of stopping along the way to admire the scenery and the little things…orange flowers to match my shoes!
I’ve learned what it takes, for me, to function and do the work I need to do: exercise, eating healthy and juicing, very little sugar, water, some supplements, and sleep. I guess I’m pretty high maintenance, but I lived a lot of years without heeding what my body was telling me and it is so worth the effort. So…get outside and get moving