I haven’t been showing up much lately, not just here but in every way that matters for my emotional, mental, and physical health.
Work is going well, Junior League is going well, I keep up with the laundry (not ahead of it but at least it’s done and put away), and I haven’t missed a sewing class yet (last one is tomorrow), but I started a “30 days of yoga” program last week and have managed not even one minute of yoga thus far. Nor have I gotten in any activity above my daily minimum required to go about my life. I have time for hours of TV and web surfing every day but no time to walk for just 10 minutes at a low to moderate intensity? Really? I call baloney on that.
So I got up this morning, took care of Al the Wonder Pug, showered, and then went to a Weight Watchers meeting where I found out that I’ve gained 0.8 pounds since my last weigh in three weeks ago. Hardly surprising since I’ve done nothing positive for my health and I’m surprised the gain isn’t more.
Now I know where I’m starting – 242 pounds, in case you’d like to keep track with me – and where I want to go – 141 pounds, which is the very top of the healthy weight range for my height, so now it’s down to figuring out how best to get from here to there without becoming too obsessive and while still incorporating the parts of my current lifestyle that are serving me well.
For this week, I’m focusing on walking for 10 minutes each day which will give me one WW Activity Point per day and that translates into 1/2 of a small, nonfat, sugar free vanilla latte. (Yes, I work best with the rewards system!) I’ll report in on my progress as I’m able and will definitely be here this time next week for a full update on the week.
For those that have busy lives and lots of people depending on you, can you share how you make time for yourself and for your health on a daily basis? Any suggestions for how to fit 10 minutes of activity into a day?