Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oooh Oooh Oooh What a Little Cardio Can Do!!!!

My anxiety has driven me back to a cardio workout. Nothing crazy. I extended my dog walk in the morning by ten minutes. Lil'G is sooo happy about that. I have also ditched the elevator at work for the stairs. I think I counted 96 steps once. Just that little bit of cardio has helped my mood tremendously. My racing thoughts are not as loud or as frequent. One of my co-workers, L, just started seeing a shrink. Yes, I do work in a mental house. The funny thing is we all actually get along and like each other. We aren't all the best of friends but, everyone enjoys working together. It is mostly our boss and clients that has us all teetering on the edge. Anyway, the shrink explained to L about the need to release stress everyday. If you can't let that internal scream out by yelling your head off, you should just take a walk, run, clean the house, dance...whatever. It does help!!! But, I did know this already. I just needed to be reminded because sitting on my big ass is so much easier!!!!

5 comments:

Portia P said...

I love to work out to work off stress. For me, it's a high impact aerobics class. All that music and jumping around...! Plus you get to feel good about yourself afterwards.

But perhaps i'm a freak....

Freyja said...

"sitting on my big ass is so much easier!"

Amen sister!

Ahuva Batya said...

HI, I wandered on over here following a link from your comment to Tabi's post. I like your blog! I agree, I always feel 100% better when I exercise, less stress, more even-keeled. Not being able to do that during this IVF has really made the whole thing even harder. Good for you for finding ways to fit it in.

Swim said...

every little bit of extra cardio is positive. good for you! all excercise is definitely my stress relief and it is the only thing that makes me sleep soundly.

the Babychaser: said...

I'm a big fan of weight lifting. Cardio is okay, but lifting makes me feel all RAWWRRLLL!!! Kick-ass and such.

Crap. I really need to go work out.