Of course, my body is often sore and I'm constantly reminded of how much I allowed myself to lapse, but exertion is having a palpable effect on many of my recent struggles:
- My cycles have lengthened by 3-4 days to bring them back into the distant realm of normal and the "hemorrhaging" is much less extreme.
- I'm less puffy.
- I have more energy.
- My heart arrhythmia (which isn't terribly affecting but certainly makes itself known) is quieter.
- My mood is improved.
- I'm much stronger.
- I'm much more flexible.
- I feel strangely younger (not that I'm old...) - more vital, more agile...
You can see why I'm throwing in the towel on just about every other discretionary activity in my life to continue on this path. Cuz, Lord knows, it's not improving my social life.
Mind you, it is a creative undertaking - even if there's no new dress at the end. Yoga brings out my problem-solving nature big-time. It tests my ingenuity, my ability to work in ways that create new pathways of communication within my body. And, really, there are few things that I love more than a good feedback loop.
But what about you? Today's question: What's the single most notable health improvement you've gained from exercise? I want to know!