Exercise. You know - running, walking, thirty-minute sweat sessions on the elliptical. Yep - my E-post is on exercise.
And how much I love it.
I know, I know - exercise? Really? But before you click off completely - here are three reasons why I absopostively relish the exercise regime in my extraordinarily busy day.
1) As averse as I am to getting my butt on the elliptical, when I finish I have an overwhelming sense of accomplishment - like - Haha fat cells! You're not attacking my body!
2) Gotta keep the girlish figure somehow
3) Most importantly - exercise can be soooo mind-opening.
Yes - mind - OPENING.
Check out a typical Saturday morning.
I down my morning
But it's my mind doing the most wandering.
My workouts don't just work my body. They work my mind. Scenes smack me in the head, sometimes the images so vivid I almost race back to the house to jump on my computer. A-ha moments emerge from the subconscious mid-elliptical stride. I have gotten more amazing ideas, answers to characterization or plot questions I drove myself nuts over, even drummed out profound thoughts for future blogs. All because I took thirty minutes to shut the rest of the world off and allow my mind to be free, open to possibilities.
Now, don't get me wrong, there are plenty of times I block out an afternoon for writing, inspiration hits, and I bang out 3000 words. But there's something about stepping away from the computer, ignoring my writer's block, and just allowing the subconscious to fix the problems, add nuances, or even open my mind to a new character that makes me stop mid-walk and go Huh.
Exercise - I loooove it. And I'm evil McGrumpy on the days I don't get any.
And the elliptical? Why is he evil?
Because he's broken. And I know my elliptical did it on purpose - trying to force me to enjoy a walk in the great outdoors. Evil.
So...how about YOU? Love it? Hate it? What's YOUR take on exercise?