Miss Anhedonia (ivorydamsel) wrote in dosomethingclub,
Miss Anhedonia
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Still doing something -- perhaps not enough, but something

I had a great walk yesterday at lunch. D.C. is a good walking city; five minutes from my office, I'm walking past the White House and through Lafayette Park. I felt it later in my feet and ankles because I don't have orthotics yet (expensive and not covered by my insurance), but my feet seem no worse for wear today, so I hope I can maintain a 20-minute daily walk.

Having said that, I'm not going to manage it today and will need to get on the NordicTrack this evening. Today it's extremely windy out (up to 38 mph gusts and cold), and I don't have adequate clothing for those conditions, nor did I bring walking shoes today. Guess I'm going to have to plan better, get laundry done so I have clean slacks available, and come up with a layering strategy. I don't have real winter clothes to speak of, so this is a little tricky.

I did sleep better last night, getting up only once during the night, and wonder whether the walking had anything to do with that. One problem is that I'm exhausted by the time I get home, at 7:30 or 8 p.m. I'm too tired generally to do anything with friends on weekday evenings, and the last thing I want to do when I get home is exercise. I also need to finish eating for the evening by 8 p.m., so this is a conflict in my schedule.

Morning exercise would be ideal, but doing that will require a major habit change: Getting up early enough and/or exercising first thing instead of going down to the kitchen to make coffee and eat breakfast (during which time I usually read the paper, which I spend way too much time doing). When I check e-mail and LJ in the morning, I also tend to stay online too long to get much else done. It eats up time that I should be spending exercising.
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