LIFE

an alphabet of thanks, “E”

Two views of local Extension leaders drilling ...

Two views of local Extension leaders drilling in physical exercise in middies and bloomers, … (Photo credit: Cornell University Library)

Elephants, eagles, endorphins, energy, enough, entryways, exceptions, excitability, exercise, extravagant, education, enthusiasm.  Which to choose?  This is a hard one because in looking at all the words that begin with “E” very few of them are nouns and nouns are easier to write about.

I’m going to choose exercise. When you think about it, it’s medicine that doesn’t cost anything. I’m not talking about joining a gym or buying expensive equipment although I have done both. I don’t belong to a gym anymore. I got tired of trying to look good and holding it all the whole time. Plus, I’m highly competitive so that didn’t help.  I had to execute all the moves perfectly and have more stamina than anyone else. It was just too much like work-not the exercise, the putting on a good front. I wish I could say I’ve learned to relax a little but I started a Zumba class a few weeks ago and found myself resorting to some of my old behaviors.

I’m one of those people who really does like to exercise. I like to walk and I like my elliptical machine (Hey, another “E.) for days the weather isn’t cooperative.”.) I don’t like “thinking” about exercise but I like knowing that I’m doing something proactive about my health and after the first ten minutes, I’m on a roll.

One last thing though.  When I walk I still have to have my make-up on and look good. Sad, huh?

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