LOL like this whole week's worth of blog posts hasn't been miscellaneous.
Well, so. Not much to report. More pain & torture at the Y this morning, upper body death machines this time. I note that I am sleeping *better* these days. Not *longer*, but better. And feeling physically better when I'm up and walking around. These are two things that happen almost instantly once I start exercising. Like, within 24 hours.
I ascribe many wonderful things to regular, effort-full exercise:
better feeling in my body in general
and now we get to the stuff that can actually be measured:
better cardiovascular health numbers
better cholesterol and blood glucose levels
I mean, right there is a list that makes exercise seem the only sane thing a person can do. Right now, my indolent Self is still exerting a strong pull, not wanting me to do it, and so far I have to confess, aside from the first weekend after starting the LiveStrong program, I haven't been exercising between classes. I do believe, though, that if I keep at it and practice Just Do It (I hope that's not trademarked but if it is, ™to you, Nike), eventually it will - as it did in 1994 when I exercised daily for five solid months - become something I actually look forward to. It's an upward spiral, really. The fitter I feel, the more I feel like exercising. Duh.
And there are more benefits:
feeling more competent
feeling more optimistic
feeling more adventurous
feeling more worthy
That last one may seem a bit ... odd? But it's true, though I'm not going to enlarge upon it in public.
Anyway, I ordered some gym socks tonight! I had shoes, and two pairs each of tee shirts and gym shorts, in my cart, but that was way over my budget so I pared it back to what I truly need.
Does anyone know what socks that have no tight elastic or tighter-knit band around the top are called? I LOATHE those bands, they cut off my circulation and are very uncomfortable. But do you think I can find them online? I finally found some of what I was looking for, but at the price I paid I suspect they're pretty cheap. Didn't we used to be able to get socks without that shit around the top? What do you call them? I've tried "gym," "ribbed," "athletic,", "crew" - that's all I can think of. Any suggestions?