I’ve been taking very long, fast walks (yeah, I know it’s called power walking, but I don’t do the weird exaggerated arm swinging thing, so technically I’m not power walking..) with intervals of running for a little over 4 weeks now, after a very long bout of no exercise, outside the physicality involved at my job, the short walk to and from aforementioned job, household cleaning and chores. I was very physically active a year ago, (using fitness room, pop Pilates w/ Cassey Ho even) meditated regularly and was just generally managing my overall mental health at a better capacity. The return of feeling so much better, as well as other enhancements (like better cognitive function, energy levels, sense of self-esteem/worth) from just adding a walk into my day is huge. However, it always just takes until the first, actual “revival walk” for me to start accurately remembering how it affects my feelings/overall mood and entirely experience a whole slew of other benefits. I believe a part of my mind is successful at deceiving me into remembering things and their effects in an inaccurate, lacklustre way as opposed to how they really were, in order to keep a certain decumbent kind of state looping. Why the brain does this to itself, I am not nearly anywhere sure.
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