Body In Motion–Mind At Rest

I am sore this morning. A good sore, not a “jeez I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck” sore.

Sore may not be the correct word. I am not hurting anywhere. Aware is a better description.

At 53 years 341 days old, I have to be cautious when I exercise, especially since I haven’t even done so much as simple yoga in the past 4 years.

Not only do I feel it, day to day, it shows. I have aged physically 10 years in the last 5 of my life.

For no other reason than I am not happy with having aches and pains, digestive problems, insomnia, inability to fight simple infections, fatigue, ad naseum…I have decided to take action – my way.

Others will share, I’m sure, their ideas of how I can overcome these things. I love other’s ideas and usually will try them – unless it requires too much of me to do them. Although many ideas are excellent ones, they won’t work for me.

Those are things that cost a lot of money and require me to go somewhere else to do them. A gym membership or yoga class require both. It will not happen. As an introvert I don’t want to interact with others and the money spent does not set well with me.

Walking in my neighborhood is another one. Spend a day in my neighborhood and you will understand, especially if you understand me with my physical and emotional boundaries.

I want a treadmill. I listen, unwisely, to those that say I won’t use it. Unwisely because every treadmill that I have had I have used. Bored or anxious, hop on the treadmill. Worried or stressed, hop on the treadmill. No concerns about traffic, stray dogs, uneven pavement or ground…just body in motion and the mind at rest.

Last night I was browsing the web and came across an article on 12 exercises that can be done at home, without equipment and targets the entire body – yet focuses on your core. They look simple enough so I bookmarked the page and chose 5 of the exercises that I know I can do right now. The others are beyond my physical abilities, today.

I slept well last night, woke refreshed this morning and am aware of new strength and balance in my body.

I am not striving for a muscular lean body, only balance and strength within myself.

Now I am off to get ready. I get to spend the day surrounded by nature and family.

May love and light surround you all!

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