After a two month stretch of riding our bicycles we got a vehicle. My bike is equipped with a child seat for Nyle, my two-year old, and a trailer. Living in New Mexico where the temperatures are 100+ degrees, I am grateful and yet sad.
When we rode out of necessity the exercise was a bi-product. The lack of exercise has most certainly contributed to my increased tension, lack of focus on the good things in life, aggression, and a lack of self achievement (less oxygen).
I have made a schedule for this week which includes riding my bike to the swimming pool. Great Idea !! Water is wonderfully cleansing and rejuvenating. I will head out for my swim 3 times a week. On the other days I will take my son. He loves the water . 🙂
I am feeling much better all ready. I get a sense of achievement when I write. For one reason or another, I am experiencing happy thoughts toward life. The shift is happening as I write. My breathing has become deeper, my posture has improved, and I even have a smile on my face. My overall outlook is something remarkable. I even feel my eyes glossing.
I have been talking with my husband about tapering off Lithium. I would like to see who I am without it. I am a bit nervous and excited. My doctor will hear of it much after the fact. I am confident in my ability to use my distress tolerance skills to help maintain progressive behavior .
Deeper honesty: I am actually wanting to lose 20 lbs. that I’ve gained since taking the Lithium.