I barely moved for 14 months. I sat in a chair, read, blogged, got up once and a while to make family meals. Walking upstairs made me breathe heavily. That was me in the pandemic. Once in a while I masked up and took a walk or biked somewhere when the weather was good. Mostly, I got beyond cabin fever to not even want to leave the house. I certainly didn’t feel like swimming indoors.
This summer, I decided to reclaim the peace of mind that is fitness. It’s easier to be calmer when I’m getting exercise. I promised myself I would walk at least for 15 minutes a day, or swim as many laps as I could in the pool, paddle for an hour, or bike to do errands six days a week.
I am happy to say that now I have two weeks where I’ve accomplished my goal!
I sleep better, socialize more easily and feel better about myself when I’m active.
Also a plus, no more huffing and puffing up the stairs!
Do you have an exercise routine? Does it help your mental health?
Happy Manic Monday! –Rebecca