Exercise Thoughts

Journal Prompt from Submissive Guide Journal Prompts, August 12, 2012

Are you required to work out or keep in shape? Is that something closely monitored by your Master/Owner, or is that an area in which you are expected to be proactive?

My body belongs to Sir and our contract states that I must maintain my body.  However, “maintain” is not defined and I believe Sir relies on my quest for good health as I get older to maintain a good exercise plan and healthy eating habits.  I also stretch quite often and find that this helps get the kinks out (not that kind unfortunately!).    I also enjoy working out and running so it is typically easy to prioritize exercise in my life.  But life is complicated and there are times where I am not motivated to exercise and I just crave a few cookies.  Cookies are my downfall!

This summer has been horrible for exercise and healthy eating habits.  I have been traveling, drinking gallons of coffee, not exercising regularly, and going out to eat way too often.  I stressed myself to the point of illness and had to forego exercising or at least cut back.  I feel now as if I am awakening from a dream and it is time to grab control again of my health.  I am not acting on this because Sir mentioned it but because it is the right thing to do.  I do not feel healthy and negative feelings creep into all aspects of my life and this can easily become a downward spiral.  Modern life has many ready made excuses not to be healthy but when I started to exercise 4 years ago, I decided not to use them.  I accept that at times life is busy and I can’t be healthy or exercise for a bit but then that time period passes.  It is time to just get back out there!

So I looked at what is currently happening and resolved to change some of my habits to the healthy version.  I plan on replacing my coffee and diet soda choices with water.  If I cut down on my caffeine intake, perhaps I will start to sleep again.   Vegetables and fruit will replace cookies.  And no more excuses for not exercising.  I need to find ways to reduce my stress level and perhaps learn to meditate.  I know it takes time to develop new habits but I won’t let yesterday impact today’s chance of success.

Sometimes I long for Sir to take control of my health or at least give me stricter guidelines to live by.  But I feel it is right that I be proactive with my health and not rely on Sir to monitor or punish me for slip ups.   It should be enough as I sit here eating grapes that Sir says to me as he looks at me cradled in rope “You are beautiful.”  It should be enough to know he appreciates the work I put into my healthy habits.  But these are extrinsic motivators and not intrinsic motivators.  I know I must value the outcome of exercise and get out there each day just because I enjoy it.

 

About bonimiss

bonimiss only found her kinky side in her early 50s and thankfully found Sir shortly after. She is is a long distance journey with Sir and is constantly amazed at the new and exciting experiences and discoveries. You can contact her at bonimiss through the Submissive Guide Community.
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