Saturday, February 7, 2009

Why the Gym Won

Several people seemed surprised that I chose the gym over writing my blog last week. Not too long ago I would have agreed. Most of my life I was a washout at anything athletic. I almost flunked bowling in college.

I go to a woman’s gym and when I joined it, I thought I would probably end up going a few times and that would be it. That was fifteen years ago and if anything I go more often now. During the first few months I was a member, I asked a fitness trainer how she got herself to keep working out. She didn’t really have an answer, but I figured out one myself. Very simply going to the gym makes me feel good. It ups my cheerfulness, and gives me energy. The routines in the cardio class sharpen my brain. Yoga centers me and helps keep my spine supple. Indoor cycling and kick boxing are always a physical challenge. The weights and floor exercises make me feel stronger.

And exercise helps my writing. When I get stuck all it takes is a few minutes in a cycling class and ideas start flowing. I always keep some paper and a pen in my gym bag for the inspired ideas that so often show up.

Since I am spending so much time sitting in front of a computer or sitting and crocheting as I rush to finish the fourth crochet mystery, the gym offers a balance. And there is the fun aspect. Yes, I have fun at the gym. When the music is good and my endorphins are pumping and the steps all flow like dancing, it’s fun. And the good feeling lasts all day. I’m posting this late on Friday, so I won’t have to make the choice of writing versus cardio dancing again. I already know what would win.

4 comments:

Kathryn Lilley said...

Betty, your instincts are right on! I was watching a local PBS fundraiser special the other night featuring a presentation by Dr. Daniel Amen, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He does brain scanning research. According to him, intense aerobic exercise is as effective as antidepressants on lifting moods, and is critical in helping to control many mood and brain-related disorders (not that you have one of those!). His web site, which provides fascinating reading, is
http://www.amenclinics.com/

Betty Hechtman said...

Thanks, Kathryn. I am familiar wih Dr. Amen. The best thing about exercise is no bad side effects.

Terri Thayer said...

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Picking exercise is always a good idea. I try to remember that when I'm thinking up good reasons not to go to the gym. I'm always happy once I get there and especially when I'm done.

prayforbob said...

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1-26-2009-let me post, said, hollie, showed, shut up, people see, they are, hollie, looks, angry, cause, Jesus, gets, you, tortured, all day, and night, scares, and he saw, said, casey, Jesus, laugh, hollie rode the rocket, it was to, she said, mos, cow, boom, landed, and, vladimir, said, Jesus, this is warning, said, hollie, hollie showed, let me record, she said, and, I showed you that, she said, showed, swallowing, be quiet, said, hollie, no, she said, but, she, shook, yes, turned, behind, she said, back, showed, tada, im thru with, it, clap, horny, said, hollie, everybody is, said, woman, put it under, thats why america is the whore, said, hollie, seered concious, hollie said, and everybody wants, youth, sex, said Jesus, its Thomas Barnhouse, for taking, said, cecil tingley, the name, hollie said, world prophecy center, claims, thats Thomas Barnhouse showing, i own, he, steals, and, is lost, will, perish, sees, when ya look, said, hollie, and he saw, pointed, casey, Thomas Barnhouse looking at visions, trembling, release world prophecy center, said hollie and Jesus, now or ruint, thats Thomas Barnhouse removing, both, ruint, Thomas Barnhouse altered world prophecy center to world prophecy centre, said Jesus, ruint, he said, I knew said Thomas Barnhouse, hes rev. jeremy taylor u.u., said, hollie, who steals, both, and he saw, dee finney, grunt, bobby, we got your name, we take, she said, let me record, said, hollie, hollie showed, record, said cecil tingley, what happened to me, said, hollie, praise the Lord, she said, git, said sandy, pool, but john mark pool, why whats he done, said, hollie, its ministry of dreams, she said, steals, thats john pool, smiling, hurting, deep inside, said, hollie, bobby, wont you go on, he said, but when you stole, said, hollie, its my name now said reverend john mark pool, thats, him, pointed, hollie, your laughin, she said, thats, john mark pool, let me see, said, sandy, pool, them, said, hollie, in, lava, sandy knee deep, I aint gonna read it said sandy pool, my beloved said her dady, john mark pool, in waist high, said, hollie, lava, both, cut off said sandy pool, when you see, said, hollie, they will, remove, said sandy pool, bob puts in guest books, but, when they had ministry of dreams, ruin him said sandy pool, yes shakes john, mark, pool, its dirty, said sandy pool, movies, she said, but, the still, act like it said hollie, stand in pulpit, let me see, shrugged, her dady, said, hollie, john mark pool, hollie, how can we git uh-hold of you said sandy pool, I wont write him, said, john pool, we dont need him, he said, wants, his sandy pool, lost, said the Lord, its the g8, said, vladimir, said medvedev, putin, pointed, and medvedev, wipes, lips, together, its cause, im the beast, said, putin, pointed at self, hes, the, hes not the antichrist, said, sandy, pool, its, medvedev, appears, putin, smiles, pope, showed, im the one you want, he said, with director, said, Jesus, jim garrisons voice, hes, the, beast, said, the Lord, antichrist said pontiff, its cause me said hu hintao, hes, the, false prophets, and putin-pope man smiles, thats, nuclear explosions in china, russia, then, hu, and japan, rise, thats, hollie, pointing, like, lamb, with two horns, the higher one came up last, said, sandy, pool, its, you know who it is, said, hollie, wiped lips, china, they signed, the mark treaty, said, antichrist, pontiff, with, mans voice, thats, them, rising, them, drive out, git outta here, said, pontiff, they, hollie wipes lips, claim most of russias land, then, pope, ride, casey, points, black horse, into, flatter, he said, them, gets, arsenal, thats, putin, wiping, lips, you know why I let him, he said, points, at me said dmitry medvedev, putin, smiles, wipes, lips, I like his smile, vladimir, said, dmitry, said, Jesus, put putin, out, thats, dmitry wiping lips, you know said, Jesus, medvedev, wipes, lips, yeah, i do, he said, shoots, ill kill, does, presses, the nuke, button, said, Jesus, and he saw, said, hollie, russia, many missiles, striking, leaving, moscow, hitting, usa, france, said, hollie, it, putin, smiles, exploded, thats, pointed, hollie, let me see, she said, had, stick, thats, the bear, she said, showed, on, its uh board, she said, showed, with, stick, russia, strike, thats, the bear rise, with 3 ribs, and who are they, said, hollie, thats, hollie wipes lips, cuba, nicaragua, mexico, they are, she said, plucked, up, then, attack, hollie showed, record, said, cecil tingley, and he saw, said, casey, bobby, that, said, hollie, pointed, its, hollie wiped lips, kim jong, pressing, the nuke button, strikine, hollie wipes lips, bobby, you know who they are said the steven stargardter-jim garrison man with john mark pools voice, uto, said, rev. john mark pool, north korea strikes, russia, china, south korea, let me take this said john pool, does, calls, 911, git outta here said sandy pool, does said john mark pool, thats, russia, putin, smiling, pressing, the nuclear, button, russia, destroys, north korea, and usa, sub, strikes, north korea, hollie watches, no, said, medvedev, hollie shows, record, Jesus appears, hollie appears, no, said, hollie, shook, yes, showed, im, thru, with, it, shook, yes, spun, from behind, she said, clap, showed, lighted, bear, paws, tear up, she said, and, fix it, spin, from behind, she said, bobby, let me said, the Lord, showed, hands, with nails, I did, this for you, what have you done for me, and smiling john mark pool, close ministry of dreams, he said, dr. rev. jeremy taylor says, yes, mine shows dee finney, they ran to remove, after i ruint them, said, Jesus, 1-27-2009-china is magog, said, hollie, that is, my, main, she said, its, im, moody, she said, bob its cause, china will not, hollie said, accept, Jesus, said, taiwan, under, our rule said the false prophet hu, thats, chinese missile, hollie said, flying, streaking thru the sky, striking, taiwan, exploded, bobby, what are you doin, said, hollie, they say, let me record, said, hollie, and I showed, you that, she said, laughed, its the beast, said, pontiff, with seven heads and ten horns, thats, seven lighted, heads, and, who are they, said, hollie, who did he see, thats, she said, pointed, the president of mexico, poping, out, theres cuba, said, hollie, hugo, lula, putin, smiling, out of yeltsins, boris, hes, the one, she said, that signed for the ram, thats, putin, with two horns, hollie, showed, they are, russia, china, coming, out, thats, pope, like, hegoat, smiting, thats, russia, china, nuking, each, when they, see, said, hollie, no, said, man, you mean im lost, said, man, im, thru, he, said, now I dont want it, he said, now, old, said, hollie, shushan, said, man, hollie pointed, hollie rings bell, thats smiting, said, hollie, hegoat, hit the ram, she said, thats, Jesus, wiping lips, pope, appears, thats, putin, hu, coming out of the horns, said, hollie, china, the, higher grew up last, hollie, said, its, magog, thats, pope, with, horns, striking, killing, destroying, stomping, hollie shows, fighting, thats, pontiff, watching, nuclear fires in russia, china, then, they, rise, like a lamb, said, hollie, thats, lamb, hu, poping, hollie said, out, with, japan, lets sign, the, mark, treaty, said, beast, thats, 666, being born, and, hollie wipes, lips, thats, pope, gitty up, he, said, riding, the black horse, said, hollie, into russia, thats, hu hintao riding red horse, thats, hand, pointing, china, strikes, thats, missile, streaking, taiwan exploded, thats, captain, hollie, surfacing, in, 3 ohio class subs, missiles striking, showering, said, hollie, china, hollie, saw, it, explode, tada, she, said, in circle, round, she said, thats, gog, the beast, pope, on, bobby, git cell phone, hollie, said, or buy uh laptop, she said, thats, hollie, points, subs, all, around, from, high in the sky, said, hollie, missiles, from, subs, strike, america, explode, hollie showed, record, hollie showed, record, sang, happy, hollie, had hands in pockets, alright bobby, lets, git, back, said, horace, smith, with, dr. michael, mitchells voice, shut up, said, joyce meyer with angie rays voice, you, knew it, she, said, shook, yes, and, he, saw, said, hollie, joyce meyer show cut off, thats what I want, she, said, when, you look at it, said, angie ray, trembled, she, said, hollie showed, record, that, she said, thats, hollie, leopard, smiling, thats, hu hintao, poping out, hes, false prophet, north and south korea, emporer of japan, bobby, then, they, separated said, hollie, thats, nuclear explosion coming out magog, said cecil tingley, thats, pope, drive them out, he said, thats, call it sanome saneem, said, hollie, thats, it, she, said, hollie showed, record, clapped, hollie, and hollie spins, its uh new behind, she, said, clap, showed, gog, said cecil tingley, both beasts she said, gog, magog, thats, false prophet, antichrist, said, hollie, hollie showed, record, hollie showed, record, hollie, in, the fire, that, he, said, hollie, showed, its, uh, yamaha, she said, cr-820, said, cecil tingley, it, said, hollie, jamms, that, said, hollie, it, she said, was, gabriel, checking, wires, in van, hot, means, dont fool with it, said, gabriel, theres trouble, said, Jesus, and he saw, said, casey, pope, rise, theres, hu hintao, hollie said, showed, rolled up sleeves, come on, she said, lets fight, they, sign, the mark treaty, said, hollie, you know who it is, she said, showed, tada, smiled, its, YAMAHA RECIEVER NATURAL SOUND CR-820, its, hollie said, buy, unbeatable, but, low, end, power, only, hollie shrugged, its, only, about 55 watts per channel,