So I'm trying to find time to exercise. In particular, I'm trying to get my butt up in the morning to exercise first thing and to change my mindset to enjoy that. I have to admit it is nice to go through the day without that guilty feeling that I need to work out. Knowing that I've done it already and having that great feeling that I did something for myself that makes me feel good. I will admit exercise does make me feel good. Ever since having the boys, I have had problems with anxiety sometimes and that seems to completely go away when I've gotten all that extra energy out of my system. I've also had lower back issues ever since having Phoebe ten years ago and nothing helps it as much as ensuring I spend regular time on the elliptical machine and get some stretches in. It really is the combination of the two. I've tried just one or the other, but I have to do both to get my back into peak condition.
So I'm trying to tell myself to get 45 minutes on the elliptical machine we have in the basement at least 3 times a week and to do some yoga on a few evenings to stretch things out and get some good relaxation going. I was doing really well in the summer time, but then I fell off the wagon and now I'm trying to get back on again. I was able to do two times last week and I just got off the elliptical a few minutes ago, so I'm feeling pretty happy right now.
So tell me, do you try to find time for exercise? If so, what do you like to do?