So there I was at 6 a.m. this morning, having coffee and reading the paper. It was cold and cloudy, and after an hour I thought gee, it would be nice to go snuggle under the covers and sleep in another hour or so. As I lay there trying to doze off, a voice inside my head kept bugging me, telling me that I should go get a good workout in. I tried to ignore it, but after 10 minutes or so I relented, got up, dressed, and got my butt outside and had a good workout. I was so glad I did. As I basked in the post-exercise calmness zone, I realized how lucky I am that I am able to have the choice to exercise-that physically and mentally I am able to give my body and brain some work. Believe me, I see plenty of people on a daily basis whose choices are severely limited, and who would love to have the opportunity that I almost passed on.

Sometimes exercise will initially take you out of the comfort zone, and to some that is a problem. Just push through, you’ll be glad you did. It reminds me of what someone said about dieting and trying to lose weight; “it’s no walk in the park.” Maybe that’s the problem.

On my blog the other day about the caloric Christmas, I neglected to include my daily regimen of 2 tbsp/2x/day of apple cider vinegar. Very important!

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.