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Walking and water, water and walking

Monday, October 01, 2012

I guess I have to stick with the two Ws -- water and walking -- whether I like it or not. I've worked my way up to about 30 minutes of walking and two 16 oz bottles of water a day, but I still don't feel that miraculous change that everyone talks about so I didn't think it would hurt anything to take a day off from both on Friday. To be frank, my stomach was cramping and I was in NO MOOD to face the treadmill or to try to force water down my throat. However, by that afternoon my head and neck had this strange tightness and all I could think was, "I bet water would fix this." So on Saturday, a day when I normally don't exercise, I grabbed a bottle of water and got on the treadmill.

Perhaps, like my moods, feeling better in my physical body is a relative state. My normal state is so low-key that my manic periods look like someone else's normal day. Exercise doesn't turn me into a bouncy person with bundles of energy, but at least I get another day of the ability to walk down the stairs without pain shooting up my legs. Maybe that is all I will ever get out of it.
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