For the past several years, I’ve been working on my mind and my spirit. Demanding Joy is the record of that journey. A few months ago, my body told me in no uncertain terms that it needed some attention. You how they say that first your get a whisper, then it gets louder, then a scream? Well, my body was yelling at me. Insomnia. Weight gain. Joint pain. Hot flashes. Problems with my lady bits. Something was definitely going on.
So I resolved to listen to the signs and do something about it. For sixty days now, I’ve been working out six or seven days a week and eating a restricted calorie diet. The good news is that it’s working. I’ve lost a chunk of weight, my insomnia’s gone, my lady bits are humming along nicely, and I’m generally feeling pretty good. 40 is on the horizon for me and I intend to be fabulous when I get there.
The bad new is that going to the gym everyday and spending an obnoxious amount of time thinking about all the food I can’t eat has become a major time suck. It has completely distracted me from Demanding Joy.
I would write about the ‘body’ part of ‘mind, body and spirit’, but frankly, I don’t find it that interesting. I don’t want this blog to turn into a weight loss journal. I don’t want to write about the merits of the elliptical machine versus the treadmill. I feel that nurturing my body is important, but it’s mechanical – and boring.
But not writing isn’t good for me either. That’s what’s up with me – I’ve been sweating rather than writing. But I love Demanding Joy! I’m setting the intention to spend more time on these ramblings. I am grateful to you all for sticking with me.