Making the decision to switch from a somewhat sedentary to an active lifestyle can be a tough task to actually go through with… but the benefits may just be the best you’ve ever experienced.
A few months ago, after putting my health on the backburner for far too long, I decided that enough was enough. I realized that whatever was seemingly “in the way” of me regaining my health was just an illusion; that it was really all up to me. I was the one putting up those hurdles, and I needed to be the one to knock them back down.
Since then, I’ve totally altered my life, from the space in which I live to the pace at which I work; from the foods I eat to the ways I work my body. Exercising, of course, has been a huge part of that.
It’s not a hidden secret that working your body on the regular will bring you lots of positivity in the form of more strength, less fat, lowered stress levels, and a happy mindset. But there’s one thing that happened to me that really took me by surprise: Life just got easier.
I don’t mean easier in the sense that all of my responsibilities became a thing of the past… it’s more that everyday physical tasks seem to be accomplished with much more ease. I find myself feeling lighter and freer — almost as if I’m just floating around…
I always notice this after I get up from sitting on the floor – and, mind you, I always seem to be sitting on the floor. One moment I’m cross-legged, arms deep in a project. And then, without even a thought, I find myself standing on both feet, ready for what’s next. It’s a hard thing to explain, really. But exactly how I’ve gotten onto my feet is always a mystery to me, and it mesmerizes me every time.
There are other things I find myself doing, too – like sprinting to and from the mailbox every morning without a second thought, or running up two flights of stairs for no reason other than I just felt like it.
The more I exercise, the floatier life seems to become – and for that, I am so, so grateful.
Have any of you experienced something similar? I’d love to hear!