I've been intermittently perusing my September RS mag for a couple of days now (life has gotten in the way a smidge). Practically every third article is speaking to something I've been thinking of or doing lately. It's a little creepy. I feel like Truman. I wish Ed Harris were here. Minus the beret.
The thing that jumped at me the most was a little article about exercising to lift your mood "Mood-Boosting Workouts" for anyone interested in exact details - and no, it's not online yet; it looks like those crafty folks over there wait a month to put articles from the magazine up. Clever girl... (eleventy points for that movie reference! hint: said in an Australian accent, after placing hat on fallen tree) As per usj (ummm...shortened version of "usual"), I've gotten off track. Twice now.
In a nutshell: the article is about the benefits of certain exercises outside of the obvious. Here's where it gets all in my brain. There's one section about cycling, and how it has been shown to increase energy. For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the Not Kardashians, I've recently rediscovered my lurve of biking. I can tell you that there was a DEFINITE increase in my energy in the days after my two bike rides. Perhaps it was euphoria at having not keeled over at some point in the ride. Perhaps it was just as the article explained and there were positive electrical charges happening all over my brain. Either way, I liked the feeling. I'm going to try to keep it up.
Other entries in the article:
How to sleep better: Pilates.
To achieve clarity: weight lifting.
I'll let you buy the mag (or read the article if you already get it!) to discover the secrets of the rest of the thing, but I loved these bits. I'm definitely going to try weight lifting for mental clarity. I could really use the help getting my multi-tasking and planning under control. As a Project Manager, I'm supposed to be good at these things. While I don't suck as much as, say, a dog does at these tasks, my more free nature has a hard time with living by a schedule (just ask my friends - there are more than a few out there who despise the fact that I do not make plans until the night of an event...I just don't want to). I'm going to be all over the weights. According to the article, all I need is "a chair and some three- to five-pound weights." I've got sixers. But I'm sure they'll be fine. Perhaps they'll bring me the ability to NOT be constantly pissed at MS Project STAT.
Oh, and in case you wondered, here are some of the other articles that were all in my medulla oblongata:
- FALL FASHIONS!
- 33 Low-calorie snack ideas
- "6 Numbers for Financial Success"
- a little ditty about how Mary Jane shoes have grown up (LOVE MJs)
- the "It" color this month is teal, and they pair it with a couple of interesting other colors. I love "It" colors, and I love teal and (as they call it) saffron together - which was one of the pairings.
- and a big 'ol beef lover's guide. I'm anti-chicken right now. I go back and forth several times a year, and chicken is currently out. Gimme Bessie. In my belly.
(oh, and in case you wondered, NO, RS did not pay me or whatever to post this post. I just love the shit out of that magazine. Go buy it. Buy a subscription to it, as a matter of fact. Go on. I'll wait...)