That said, I'm feeling a little pleased with myself about how I've gone with actually doing the things I said I would do. In review:
1 - I walked to the train station three times the first week and four the second. Not quite every day but Melbourne turned on the water works a couple of times (and one day in particular I had a really good reason for not wanting to spend the day in mud splashed pants). If I can keep up an average of three times a week I'll be very happy;
2 - honestly, I actually forgot about the stairs a lot at first but now I'm using them on at least half of the times that I go downstairs, again if that's an average I can keep up long term then I'll be happy;
3 - the before work thing has actually been a lot harder to get back into than I thought it would. I have done a lot more exercise on the weekends and in the evenings but I do really need to get the morning thing happening again;
4 - which brings us to the alarm situation, yes I have as declared been setting the alarm for 5:30 ... I haven't yet been able to get myself out of bed then though. I'll keep working on that one;
5 - done and done!! Not actually lodged yet but sitting there ready to go ... so, so happy to get that off the list.
|it is slowly becoming light in the morning while I wait for the train|
So, that's the past two weeks done and dusted. The next two weeks will actually be divided into three sections, Monday to Friday pre-holiday, Saturday to Friday holiday and Friday afternoon to Sunday post-holiday. Given that there's a good chance that the best I'll be able to manage while I'm away will be to upload a few scenic photos, and at the risk of putting you all to sleep before the end of the page, I'm going to put them all out there now.
Pre-Holiday I will ...
1 - make our work lunches the night before;
2 - go for a walk in my lunch break;
3 - breathe deep ... not metaphorically but actually, physically breathe deep and strong. I'm told it's good for you;
4 - clean the house ready for the cat-sitter to stay; and
5 - plan and pack (guarantee you this won't happen until Friday!).
During Holiday I will ...
1 - rest;
2 - relax;
3 - read;
4 - write; and
5 - walk.
(Okay, I admit that's cheating a little but it does all go towards helping me to be healthier I promise!)
Post-Holiday I will ...
1 - create an exercise plan;
2 - create an eating plan;
3 - empty the ironing basket;
4 & 5 - cross two more major, but at the moment unexplainable, items off my long term to do list.
|my way of apologising for inundating you with too many words ...|