I worked out tonight. It felt good. Now along with my heart’s fatigue, my body feels tired. But, interestingly enough it is a good kind of tired. Exercise is the one thing that seems to go against what our society has taught us about pain,
- It’s ok to hurt.
- No pain. No gain.
- Results come from work. Even when you don’t like it.
- The end result is worth it, but the process is slow.
- You have to build yourself up. This is a process. No quick fixes.
- The actual benefit from building muscle comes in the recovery stage; not the day you are working out, but during the days you are healing.
I believe all the above is true about grieving. The process is slow. I have to build myself back up. I need a combination of days that I work hard and days that I recover. Days that are filled with movement and days set aside for healing.