This is momma Packard typing this. Today I wanted to share my enthusiasm for exercising. Oh boy, do I have a L-O-N-G way to go, yet it feels so good. I hadn’t exercised in quite a while and today was THE DAY! I decided that since I was already making a trip to Beaumont to take Dallin to tutorials, then there was no other choice but to exercise while I was waiting for him. I actually own a nice expensive membership to a top class gym in the area. My regret is that I haven’t used it in a while. I promised myself that I would exercise strong for at least 20 minutes. Amber told me about the elliptical machine and encouraged me to give it a shot. So, I got on that machine. I opted for the one where you DON’T use your arms. I needed to focus and start small. You see, I’m 44 and quite (and I mean that VERY strongly) overweight. So, this was indeed a challenge for me. I started on that machine and immediately thought, “Oh my goodness, I hope I can make it 5 mintues.” Then I made it five and the going got a little easier. And a little easier, and even a little easier. I certainly huffed and puffed a plenty, and drenched my shirt a good one, but I MADE IT 20 MINUTES!! Yes… 20 WHOLE minutes. The endorphin rush came just as I had remembered… yes it is all worth it. PLUS it gave me energy for the rest of the day. To top off the day… my sweet husband and I went for a walk around our neighborhood. One mile. Ahhhhhh life is good!!