What will I do today? There are many choices. Things have already happened such as making morning coffee, increasing the temperature on the thermostat, and making the bed. I also did a little reading, game playing, and writing.
Next will come getting dressed and exercising. I am undecided as to what I should do for exercise. I most recently walked, so I probably will lift or row to work on the upper body.
Exercise is important to me. I’ve kind of been hooked after a doctor recommended a wellness intervention plan where one of the tasks was to get 30-minutes of activity in daily. I have also been hooked on exercise since Covid-19. When the pandemic came about, and I could no longer go to Rutledge Elementary School to work, and the nearby gym was closed, I was at a loss. What would I do? Fear surrounded me. I wouldn’t be able to exercise, and I would get fat. I also knew how hard it was to get in an exercise groove after a long hiatus that the pandemic threatened.
Fortunately, I could safely walk around the neighborhood, and I could continue my indoor workout that I call home maintenance. With some more thinking I revised the home maintenance routine to include my husband’s free weights. This synthesis allowed me to keep my upper body in shape, and it was almost a completely new workout. Overtime and with some help from a coworker, I stumbled onto several exercise videos on You-Tube, which added variety and some challenge.
It’s been 2-years now, and I continue with the workouts I incorporated during the pandemic. But things are definitely better. I safely returned to the gym and added it back to the routine. Exercise keeps me balanced and sane. It provides structure to my life, and it’s good for me.