Depression be gone!
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Volunteer work can be a beautiful thing... for the first couple of years. You learn so much from it and it does feel good to give back to your community, but folks, I am coming to the end of that road. After working a full time job and having several other full time jobs in the volunteer world, I'm learning to say no and walk away. I hate it, but I need time for me.
My life has taken a beautiful turn lately. I fostered a dog for the Humane Society last summer, never realizing I would be adopting a one eyed pekingese. Although sweet Suri is a good dog, she has not been good for my workout: too slow and stubborn for a run, too small for a bike ride, etc. Pekingeses can pout like nobody else and leaving her for a workout.... ugh, she knows how to press my guilt button. Luckily a terrible obstacle can make you search for a solution... so a couple of weeks ago, I decided that maybe a trike might work for us... I could strap her in the basket and I could get a bike ride in after the daily dog walk.
The trike came in last week and WOO HOO, my life has been transformed!!!!!! I am so happy and looking forward to the future! I decided not to traumatize her by strapping her in the basket, but now, I roll slowly down my subdivision road and she trots beside me. When we get to a hill, I park it and we walk. (Walking a trike up a hill is so not fun lol). The trike has a huge comfortable seat and it's like exercising in a lazyboy recliner LOL. I've been a little shocked that I've felt better at work, that my legs have been stronger, that I've been walking faster, etc.... and all because of this dinky 15 min workout that winds up to about 40 mins a day after we get all of our dog walks in.
I AM SO HAPPY!