Have you ever said ‘bad dog!’ bad dog! to your favorite pooch? Well, use that tone of voice here, and you have my mood.
You guessed it – this is about exercising, or, more exactly, the lack of exercise. Well, that’s too simplistic, actually.
There’s an unbelievable deadline going on here – but it does have an end date. And the lack of exercise is really getting to me. So, are you wondering how much weight I’ve gained? The answer is that I don’t think I’ve gained anything. In fact, I’ve lost a few pounds, enough to fit into jeans that I couldn’t wear in the spring.
I’m skipping meals, often lunch, sometimes lunch and a snack for dinner (thank goodness for peanut butter and apple!). This pretty much explains the lack of weight gain along with the lack of exercise.
So, there are TWO bad habits that are forming right here before our eyes!
And, remember how often I’ve said that I knit my way through stress? I’m not even carrying my knitting around with me these days.
Three bad habits.
I’m trying to take a more philosophical approach here. There is definitely an end date here – November 4, 2006, to be exact. Life will return to normal after that. So, it’s temporary. There’s no need to assume that this will be a forever change.
Breathe, Jane, breathe!
So, today, just for today, I brought my walking shoes into the office, promising myself that my goal for today was to take a walk. I haven’t yet. But as soon as I click POST on this system, I’m shutting down my computer and leaving, with my walking shoes on.
It’s the caregiver’s night with the Alzheimer’s mom. I’m going to take a walk somewhere.
And, just for today, I ate lunch. The one I packed on Monday morning and never got around to. Didn’t eat it yesterday, either.
This is temporary. Chant that with me. It’s temporary. Life will return to normal, which means exercise, regular, healthy food, enough water.
But, bottom line, why do we fall into these problems when we’re stressed? Why can’t we just carry on?