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It's the little things [Jul. 8th, 2008|11:37 pm]
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Happiness is: a long phone conversation with your sweetie, ranging over a variety of topics political, philosophical, and silly.

I took this weekend off. Isolated myself, hibernated, enforced rest. And while I know the physical part of me really, really needed it, the social part of me was pretty blue by Sunday.

And then.

And then.

I swear every time I learn this lesson, it is going to stay learned. But it doesn't. I'm currently debating whether that is completely a handicap or rather a minor miracle, considering the wonder I feel every time I relearn it.

I worked out.

With the Project of Doom and all my other work, that had taken a back seat. I made myself get on the NordicTrack, even though I didn't think I wanted to.

The difference it made is just staggering. I felt human again.

Yesterday it was belly dancing lesson with bec76. Today it was yoga, and more bellydancing (plans to bike were interrupted by a storm that left me scurrying around the house, pulling plugs on electronics and squeaking in slight terror - yes, it was striking power lines around us). Tomorrow? Tomorrow will be some workout, plus time with catvalente and then a weekend with friends.

And we will be through week 2.


[User Picture]From: bustylis
2008-07-09 04:50 am (UTC)
I'm having the same revelation: after two weeks of starting a new job and putting off swimming because "I just want to get home, dammit!", I realized that my boredom and my 'stay up too late'ness are because I'm not tiring myself out swimming so I can get up at a reasonable hour. DUH!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-07-09 12:13 pm (UTC)
It is pretty astounding, isn't it? Once I'm all sweaty, I feel so much better.
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[User Picture]From: angielabrie
2008-07-09 05:42 am (UTC)
I didn't realize you liked belly dancing! Here, I shall provide you with a pretty spiffy distraction; this is a fusion belly dancing group from my "hometown" (Sacramento, CA), they are called Unmata.


They are a bit different from classic belly dancing, but my good friend performed with them at the Bloodmoon Festival in Sacramento. I wish I could have been there to see them. And hey-Two weeks gone! You are doing AWESOME! I'm glad you are having fun and feeling human *g*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-07-09 12:29 pm (UTC)
I am an absolute beginner at it, but I'm enjoying it a lot. Thanks for the link. It's great to see people using belly dance iacombined with nontraditional moves in interesting ways!

And thanks!
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[User Picture]From: hopeevey
2008-07-09 12:23 pm (UTC)
That lesson doesn't stick with me, either. I know I'll feel better if I exercise, but I still forget/don't bother/feel I should do something else first.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-07-09 12:33 pm (UTC)
I know! On a busy day, it feels like you don't have that hour to "waste." But they're all busy days, and it's really important. I have to remind myself of that all the time.
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2008-07-09 12:35 pm (UTC)

Oh, yes... that I am HUMAN again feeling

I finally got to go for a walk last night... it was part of my New Year's journey for this year, and I had been so bloody busy like you...

I only walked for 40 mintues.. its muggier than get out down here... but it was a glorious 40 mintues...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-07-09 12:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh, yes... that I am HUMAN again feeling

40 minutes is a decent walk. Congrats on getting out!
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[User Picture]From: laliatk
2008-07-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps forgetting that lesson. I just re-learned it this week. :D
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2008-07-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
Workouts work out the kinks.
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