That, and writing something every day is really helping. My brain is so well-greased now that I write anything from 3-6 poems a day (mostly crap, but still, something more than a blank page). I would highly encourage and welcome anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon; it really does help.
I've started doing jumping jacks again and climbing staircases, but I'm eating along with it, so I think it's ok. I want to be able to walk across campus without panting again; I want to be able to smile realistically at my job.
[still, let me know if you want to write or exchange books or whatever]
Have a lovely week, my friends.