Want the Sure Cure to What’s Ailing You?

Lydia shares some solutions to life problems we all face on a daily basis. . .

via – Lydia M, AbsoluteFIT Blogger

Re-re-relearning a lesson.


I only made it to the studio twice last week (I prefer 3-5 times/wk, so that doesn’t sound like much to me). On Monday, I sweated it out with Marcy and a crew of fellow enthusiasts.

On Tuesday, I skipped the gym to take my children with me — as I do every time I vote, which I do in every election — to witness the act of participation in American democracy.

On Wednesday, I volunteered as usual in my son’s TK classroom. It was a welcome distraction.

On Thursday, well … not gonna lie, I was in mourning. It was hard to get out of bed, much less to do anything positive.

But, as I’ve unfortunately had other opportunities during my AbsoluteFIT journey to learn: It doesn’t help my process to avoid the gym when I’m sad and upset. I need to push my body, I need to focus on something intently — something that is outside my own head and emotions. I need to breathe deep and work hard.

And so on Friday, back I went, to Jackie’s butt-kicking 9:00 a.m. boot camp, and once again — like MAGIC, the vitality and fight was restored to my spirit through the engagement of my body. It was the best I’d felt since Tuesday, and lifted my mood like nothing else has done. And so I encourage everyone, again, to work (out) through it — AbsoluteFIT can indeed help cure whatever ails you!

See you in the studio,

—Lydia M

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.

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