Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama works it out

The final flutterings of confetti had long-since fallen to the floor at each of the Inaugural Balls when I watched the Today Show early yesterday morning while slogging through a treadie hill workout. Meredith and Matt began speculating about what the Obama family was up to that morning. "I wonder if he's gotten that first intelligence report?" they wondered. "Hopefully sleeping in..." they suggested. And finally, "No, he's probably already gotten in a workout."

So true! Obama is well known for his religious morning sweat sessions and I'm willing to bet money that no matter how late he stayed up dancing at those Balls throughout D.C, or how he zonked he was from the exhausting day of Inauguration hooplah, there's no way he pressed snooze and skipped his first workout as President of the United States of America. As anyone who works out regularly knows, the days you are most tired, most nervous, most excited, most anxious, most sad, most....whatever....those are the days that exercise is elevated from "this makes me feel good inside and outside" to "my mind, body and heart might all explode if I don't exercise today." The days I skip a workout I feel fuzzy, fatigued and sorta bummed out. When I get in my gym session, I'm noticeably more clear-headed, energized and happy (really, just ask my husband if you don't believe me!). 

I'm psyched our new Prez is on our team of OCD worker-outers: There's something strangely comforting about his exercise habit. Posted by Liz

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