Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spring, Finally

It appears that it is finally spring here in Montana. Already the afternoons are reaching 70*F, so I suppose that means we're launching straight from drizzly pre-spring to full-on summer. I'll take it, though! I love the sun, although the Best Husband Ever can't claim the same. There's nothing like watching the sunrise into a crisp cerulean sky to get me going. I feel so invigorated and inspired by the good weather.

I also feel more encouraged to pursue health and life -- the now, as I was reminded of yesterday. I seem to exist according to an inner inertia. When I'm a couch-dweller, as I have been in the last few weeks, then it's hard to peel my body off the cushions once I'm feeling better to do anything, fun or otherwise. But if I'm in the habit of healthy eating, exercising, and getting writing in, it's easier to keep those activities rolling.

I don't think I'm alone in this. Are you with me? What are your tips for beating the heavy lure of the couch and getting back to the business of life after a period of downtime? I'm all ears!


  1. yay! the good weather always motivates me; I'm so glad the sun is out to bask in

  2. I am just coming out of my own period of nonactivity, Beth, so I know what you mean about inertia. It's not easy getting going again, but once you do, you find yourself wondering why you dreaded it so. I think the biggest obstacle is the one between our ears - once we decide to get moving again, it's just a matter of follow-through. Glad you're feeling better. :-)


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