Here we are in October, so it’s time for a new Healthy Habit. I have put this one off as long as I could, being the sedentary person that I am. It’s time though.
I can’t wait any longer.
I’ve got to get moving!
Since I did a month of yoga back in March, I haven’t done any real exercise. I’ve done a yoga class here and there, and I’ve done yoga at home from time to time, but that’s it. So this month is going to be the month of getting moving. In my last post, I talked about how difficult the coming months are for me. I’ve been down and sluggish and not at all active. My inclination is to go to work and then come home and lay around…doing nothing. I am hopeful that adding a little bit of activity will not only improve my physical health, but also my mental health.
Here’s my plan: there is no real plan. I don’t do so well with plans that are set in stone…I get bored and then I quit. What I am going to work toward is doing something physical every day. I have a little fitness center just across the parking lot from my apartment, I can go use the treadmill or the elliptical. I have yoga DVDs that I can do at home. I can walk around the lake at the park that is less than half a mile away. I can use the weights that have been collecting dust beside my sofa. The weather has cooled off here in the desert, so hiking on the weekends is an option. Whatever it is that I do each day, I know that something is better than nothing. 🙂
I’ll see how it goes, and hopefully I’ll be healthier and happier.
Update on brown bagging it: Taking my lunch to work every day, along with making sure that I take a real lunch break away from my desk (Healthy Habit #8), have definitely become a habit. I haven’t eaten at my desk more than a couple of times in the last two months, and I haven’t ordered out or gotten Subway or pizza for over a month. I find that I look forward to my lunches, and that I feel refreshed and more motivated in the afternoon. Success!!