Physical Funness for the Motion Starved

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Is it Friday yet?

Mr. Weather Man says it’s going to be sunny all weekend here in the Bay Area.  And…it’ll be warmer too!  Halleluiah! I don’t care if it’s still a bit chilly, get outside and get some vitamin D. You need it.

Here are a few of my suggestions for new and interesting things to try this weekend.

  • Friday Nights at the de Young Opening Night. Season six starts today.  If you’ve never been to one of these events now is the time to go.  The museum offers all sorts of interesting things during these Friday evening events. Free admission, live music, films, lectures and creative activities.  Go for a walk in the park and then wander into the museum.  Good for the body and soul!
  • Saturday check out The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Architecture Ride. This guided, two-hour ride through the city takes you on a tour of the designs of James and Merritt Reid. For more info visit the SFBC website. Why not learn something while you exercise?  Sounds like a good idea to me! Free to SFBC members, $5 for the nonmembers.
  • Some of the boys at Bespoke Cycles SF will be leading a bike ride this Sunday. Meet at 9am at the GGB concession stand for a friendly, no drop, LSD (long slow distance) ride. Contact Ari at Bespoke for more info and to RSVP.  Ari’s my pal, go work him over for me!
  • Spaghetti Squash – I made some last night. It was pretty good, tastes nothing like pasta so don’t be fooled.  It’s full of water so that’s good and low in calorie.  Only has about 2 grams of fiber per serving so that’s not that impressive but give it a try.  It’s not bad!

Don’t forget my Fitness Walk this coming Wed.  I expect to see a bunch of new faces!

Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday.

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When you’re in a funk it’s easy to get stuck in despair and sink deeper and deeper into it. I know, I do it all the time. I love making myself feel bad. Why? Who knows? I’m sure with years of therapy and a bunch of money I could procurer someone to sort me out but that’s not my style. Too easy.

When you’re down emotionally and feeling like shit, you usually look pretty bad too. In turn, this keeps you from doing the things that make life happy and healthy. Am I right? You don’t get out as much and you wallow in sadness, eating and drinking all those things that make you feel better. My boyfriends Ben, Jerry and Mr. Kendal Jackson have weathered many dark days by my side.  As much as I love those boys, in the end they just make me look and feel worse.

If what’s going on in your world is making you feel sad, then get outa that world.  I’m not suggesting that you run away from your problems or move to another country.  I’m suggesting making a concerted effort to add a new circle to your current world. Do something that’ll give you a fresh, new point of view. If you do the same things and see the same people all the time then nothing will ever change. Find something new right outside your front door.

It doesn’t have to be a big deal. If you don’t normally hike than drive yourself to the sticks and go for a hike. Go with a hiking club if you don’t want to be alone.  Yea, I know new things are hard.  It’s a lot of effort and frankly meeting new people can be difficult when you are in a mood. I mean, what if you meet some freaks? The last thing you need when you’re sad is a bunch of freaks to make you sadder.  Just make the effort, if you meet some freaks then you’ll have a good story. I guarantee you’ll feel better, freaks always make you feel better about yourself!

For fun...start by taking a look at this video. It’ll make you laugh if nothing else. Please!