Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: now back in Europe
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a slow jog in the morning was easier away .... than back home in fact .... this year's set up for our time away from home was much easier on me (as a "general household manager" !!!) for a change .... particularly designed so that i could maximise the options of doing some sort of sport every day ...
on the other hand, i felt for the trap of "buying this and that and that .... which we don't have at home" in terms of sweet things & heavily processed food = as a result we all put on 2 to 5 kgs ....so now is a harder time since we are trying to go back to healthy eating (i suppose we all have sweet cravings .... but vastly different ways to deal with them ....)
was in fact 3 days without jogging (Wedn when we woke up at 4:00 am to catch a plane, Thu,, Fri) and only resumed yesterday .... and opted for another few extra hours of sleep this morning too ... i missed my arm exercises with barbell yesterday too since an outing i had planned to take part of ... ended up lasting much longer than anticipated ... as a trade off i got to swim mostly alone for 30 minutes in a lake, which ended up being great !
off for a nap (getting used to the heat is not easy since we had rather colder weather for 2 weeks, when we could sleep WELL at night at least .... so i didn't mind the few rainy days we had nor the odd episode of rain here and there ....) then i may possibly get round to some deep cleaning ....we'll see how things unfurl later on in the day
tammyosborne, don't despair because of your present limitations ... if i may suggest something (getting to where i am today ... has taken me YEARS of thinking, trying things out, changing my mind, backtracking, etc ...), try to pick something small which you can do at home without having to change clothes or shoes ... and try committing to doing that first little step every day for a week, if necessary write it down on a piece of paper where you can "tick it off" when done every day, then after 7 days, review your situation, decide if that whatever small exercise you selected for yourself worked for you, and decide what to do for the next seven days (maybe more, mabye less, maybe something totally different ...). Even if what you select at first only takes ... one minute to complete, it's the fact that you "make an appointment with yourself" for doing it every day for 7 days which count .... then every week you can add one minute of exercise .... that way you slowly get into the habit of incorporating "daily bits of time" for doing something for yourself .... which will become as natural & as much a need as ... brushing your teeth ... no need to pay a gym and travel to a gym (at first ... if you realise that going to the gym WILL be your lifestyle of choice, why not ... later on, maybe next year, ..... but start small, and at home, and DO IT EVERY DAY ...... even if you start at one minute only, you could be doing over 50 minutes daily in a year's time, by only adding one minute a week .... that is gradual, shouldn't be too hard to adapt to ..... on the other hand, you may decide one day that 20 minutes daily or 30 minutes daily IS the right time which suits you these days ....)