Exercise is great. I want to preface this post by saying that exercise is great. However, as with so many things in life, timing is everything. Working out just before having a Zoom therapy session today was maybe not the best idea.
So, let me back up and first tell you why I thought it would be a good idea before telling you why it wasn’t. Exercise can be a great way of producing endorphins, which of course lift your mood. That actually is a great reason that I didn’t think of, but I’m going to pretend it was my reasoning. No, in actuality it was a question of convenience that that was the best (but not only time) that I was able to squeeze a workout in.
And it was great being able to get the exercise. It did make me feel better and feel more energized heading into the call. Of course, it also got my hot and sweaty, so my therapist was probably thinking I was really sweating what we were talking about, and not in a good way. In addition to being hot and slightly short of breath, I was also fidgety because I felt like I needed to roll up my sleeves and pant legs because, as I mentioned, I was still hot from the workout.
To her credit, my therapist didn’t say anything about it. Or maybe the internet in my basement wasn’t good enough for there to be enough resolution on the call that she noticed that. Or maybe it was that there was enough actual things for me to talk about that we didn’t need to bring up being sweaty. Or maybe all three.
So now, I need to be better about planning my workouts. Or just give up on the workouts all together, that would be another solution, just one that my primary care doctor wouldn’t be thrilled with.
Seriously, sometimes these doctors and therapists just seem to complicate things (but in a good way).