I recently started going to the gym on a regular basis. I find I really enjoy the way I feel. My body functions better. There is a spring in my step. My patience and my temper seem to have greater endurance, and my students say I smile more — though there’s a chance the smile springs from another source.
Friday I arrived at school the same time as one of our regular substitute teachers. She commented that I was looking trimmer. I told her I’d joined a gym. She mentioned one she was thinking of joining, but knew she would never go alone. The gym she mentioned was mine.
I attend the gym almost nightly with another of my co-workers. We talk and giggle while we exercise, which makes the time go faster. Tonight, at my invitation and on my pass, the substitute teacher joined us. We exercised her breathless, kept her giggling the whole while, then made her sign up before we let her go.
All must exercise! Everybody together now: one, two, three, four ….