Monday, June 7, 2010

Catching Endorphins

 Danny just cooked me my favorite dish, steamed broccoli. I was going to do it myself, but Danny panicked when he saw me cutting towards myself.  I should remember that trick in the future when I don't want to cook...ha ha ha!

Today, I made it to the 10:15am yoga class, and it was so much fun that I went back and did the 6:45pm class too! Just like cookies, you can't have just one. When Danny and I were driving toward the gym (both times today) I was really dreading the class, but I made it through the front door. I don't know why I was so nervous the second time, already knew what to expect because the same instructor teaches both classes and she was awesome! And, at the night class I had friends to join me - Megan and Sarah. Yet, still, I was slouching down in my seat as I neared the turnoff. I'm serious, I honestly almost sent a text to the girls to tell them that I wasn't going to make it, but then it seemed like a real jerk move, like breaking up with someone over text, or on a message machine, so I plugged through and put one foot in front of the other and made it into the gym door. By the end of the class I was back to being bubbly and full of energy! But good grief I am out of shape!! I may be paying for the double workout tomorrow, but it feels so good, like I'm coming out of hibernation.

I love the gym. There's all different levels of fitness, all different types of hard bodies, and soft bodies, but we're all working toward the same goal of taking care of our bodies and minds. Today at the gym, I received more eye contact, and more smiles from strangers than any other place in public this whole time (although I guess technically the gym is private since you have to be a member - but you know what I mean). Once you put on your gym shoes and walk through that front door, you're just another person trying to catch a few endorphins. Simple as that. It's a community within a community.


  1. My sweet sweet friend - how I miss you. Please come visit soon! Oh I got a new phone can you and Danny text me so I have your digits? Yay for yoga and veggies! Sending you love and a hug! Xxoxx, meghan

  2. What a happy smile you are wearing. Keep up the great work.
    Hugs and best wishes.
    The Redelsperger's

  3. You guys are just too darn cute! (How can you be too cute?) We're all so glad to read the happiness in your message (almost glee - WOOHOO!!!). I guess what they say about exercise must be true! XOXOXOXOXO Aunty Lynn

  4. Jessica ~ it was a delightful surprise to see you at the 10:15 yoga class on Monday. After we were done visiting and you left class, the yoga instructor said what an honor it was to have you in her class esp. after you were brave enough to take off your bandana (how is it you look so dang adorable in a bandana?)and show her your scar and share your story with her. Those endorphins are wonderful natural 'high' aren't they?? Great thing to crave.....can't wait to see you at the gym again!
    Tracie (we are still holdin' your spot at the 5:10am Thurs class!!)

  5. Jess, your tenaciousness turns my endorphins on! YO go girl. xoxooxox Susea

  6. It was so great to see you in Yoga! We'll do it again, as soon as you are ready. I love your positive spirit and attitude. You are wonderful and strong, inside and out! Love you!
    Love, SArah

  7. You are amazing! You write so well, I look forward to reading your blogs. Thank you for sharing!


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