All right, so I haven’t been doing all of my exercises every day, it’s true. But today I certainly did them all again, and it feels good, for sure. But on the days I may have missed doing one or so of these exercises, I was at least doing something.
Not everything I do is based on being physically active, not by a long way. Up until I was recovering from breaking my ankle, the idea of doing physio at home, as well as doing thirty minutes of Wii Fit exercises, every day, was definitly not happening.
But that ankle break, that was a thing, an important thing, and I really want to be able to keep mobile for all of te years I have left here. I hope that is a good many more years, I’m kind of hoping to live until I’m well into my nineties, and I’m currently 56 years old. I have lots of things I still want to get done.
So being fit is obviously high on my list of things to do, fit and healthy are definitley the ways to go, if I want to live another forty years! And at the moment I reckon, yeah, that’s what I want to do. Exercise for my body, and exercise for my brain, these are both what help me to keep on going well in life.
I’m active in my community, I keep connected with my family, to some extent at least, and I’m trying to read more books. I’m a bit slack at the book reading thing, but at least I’m working on it, as in I currently have library books I borrowed recently, and I will read them all, or at least look at them and decide whether or not to read them …
As a writer of books, I really should read more of them, I suspect. I think my brain is distracted too easily, to put the time into a book, when social media is so there, always there, and so easy to flit around, from Facebook, to Twitter, to other blogs, and to my own blogs … But books are how I learned to read, and they’re the things I love to bring into this world for others to read, so I’ll read more, for sure!
But back to the exercises thing. Yes, it was five days, apparently since I’d been on the Wii Fit exercise machine, but I did it, thirty minutes of it, as well as doing the physio exercises the physiotherapist gave to me, and the one of my own I’d decided to do. It feels good to get them all done. Sure I get tired when I do them, but I know the more I do them, the easier it will get.
Then I’ll do more difficult exercises, harder workouts, getting stronger, and more flexible (I hope) all the time. I don’t have to end up with a taut and trim body, but I want the body I need to easily and effectively do all of the things I want to do. This exercise program, and more walking, will all help me get to that point, and stay there.
So missing exercises is OK, but doing them is better, the more I do, the easier it gets, and eventually it will be an ingrained habit, and the day will feel wrong if I doing exercise. Some days, I almost feel like I’m at that point, but n, I’m not, not yet.
If you have an exercise program that you stick to, or try to, I’d love to hear about what it is, and what tips you have for sticking to your exercise program! Leave a comment, and we can all exercise more!