Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beautiful Day!

I woke up this morning, really early might I add to take Eve to the bus stop. Geoff stayed over at work and so it forced me to get up and start my day.

I was surprised to see how sunny and beautiful it is outside and how much it makes me feel happy and cheerier. I know that is a big problem with me is getting up too late and going to bed too late and it was amazing to feel the difference as I started to make myself get into the routine of things. At first I was so tempted to go back to bed and then I made a decision that it would make me have a better attitude if I stayed up and worked out. I was sooo tired starting out and then about 7 mins. in I felt so much better. I haven't worked out in 3 days and that is a lot for me. It is so easy to get out of the routine and my attitude changed very quickly. I am so thankful for my percevierance- working out is thereapy in many ways for me and it keeps me healthy.

Most members in my family do not workout and take care of their bodies and I think this is sad. It is all mental. I love that President Hinckley said that we need to excersise at least 30 mins. a day! And that our bodies are gifts from God and we need to take care of them. I can feel the difference so strongly when I am not doing so. This issue is very important for Geoff and I and we have taught our children this, they see it daily between the both of us. They know it is an individual choice and that it can be done and most of all it is fun!!

My mother has been having failing health and just 2 weeks ago suffered a stroke. When she was in the hospital they found out from the MRI that she has already had 2 or 3 previous strokes and has had damage for many years. I was happy that we were given this knowledge which explains a lot. I bring this up because for me keeping my body healthy not only does just that, but spiritually and mentally it helps emensly- it reduces stress tremendously and it's also a mood regulator. So all in all I am having a good day and I am thankful for the beautiful day that we have so far until the rain comes. ha, ha


Kerry said...

it will never be said that we Pac NWers don't appreciate a really sunny day. People in Arizona and Las Vegas take so much for granted. (they probably would say that about our rain)

foreverfamily said...

Isn't it weird how much more energy you have when you don't sleep in? j&I are 10am girls but w/little bro we've become 8am girls. I can't believe how smooth the mornings are. I love hearing the birds chirp too.
Whenever we don't want to exercise we remind ourselves that after a workout we've never thought 'I wish I didn't do that' We always feel great--a little winded and red faced but great.
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. But I'm glad that you know what is going on.

Swangerlings said...

Thanks Jess! That is something I have never thought about. You are so right, it's usually I wish I would've worked out! lol

The Poe Family said...

I totally agree and feel the same way!- I love to exercise and the way it makes me feel. It gives me a boost of self confidence and self worth when I am staying healthy and taking care of myself!!! I am glad I found your blog, I really enjoy reading it!!