Exercise and optimism

by Jay Hiller, August 31, 2023

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

My week included a bunch of dumb worky-work stuff, a Tuesday night with only two hours of sleep and two days of sub-optimal amounts of exercise. When I got home this afternoon, I felt down and lethargic. I didn’t make my way toward my weights until after 8 p.m. By 8:30 I felt much better, physically and mentally. It’s so easy to get into a spiral where I think that whatever downer thoughts going on in my head are real. Fortunately it only takes a little activity to neutralize them.

An interesting quote:

Don’t mistake activity for achievement–practice the right way

From The Right Call: What Sports Teach Us About Work and Life by Sally Jenkins

Tonight’s workout

It was an upper body day with bench press variations, band assisted pullups, overhead press variations, batwing rows, bicep/tricep exercises and front plate raises.

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