In my struggle with two technical issues–new computer and blog service changes–several thoughts have occurred to me. One is in the category of “you never know.” Having met the challenge of success with regular exercise in my 75th year, my expectations were raised about other possibilities. As I put pedometer in pocket an important bit of structure is added to my very freeform life.
A digression: Going to school, going to work had been important for a person a bit ADD (attention deficit disorder), creative, easily distracted. Taking care of young childrens’ regular needs kept me to a certain schedule in my thirties. Back to school at 40, then what? By default rather than design, I began a private practice. The schedule of my clients formed the days–along with family needs. We lived in a three-story house: stairs were exercise.
Retiring to New York City from Baltimore, I had to develop projects to keep busy. But there was not enough regular physical activity. Noticed it in my clothes, realized it was an aging issue. That’s the reason it has been important to have the structure of ElderExercise. My Thanksgiving “thanks” goes to her and all of you who have agreed to participate. Accompanied by major change in diet–more veggies, less meat.
My frustration: why not similar shift to in-home daily exercise. Still working on this but miles to go.
Nov. 15 – 5,025 steps, 1,795 aerobic (most of day at Marg. Meade Film Festival…puzzling)
Nov. 16. – 3,364 steps (driving to Washington and back to see relative in hospital)
Nov. 17 – 2,350 steps
Nov. 18 – 6,296 steps
Nov. 19 – 3,798 steps, 1,054 aerobic…30 minutes stretch exercises
Nov. 20 – 8,390 steps (one other from Walking Group, very cold day)
Nov. 21 -5,018 steps, 1,750 aerobic
Nov. 22 – 2,390 steps…Nov. 23 – 1,750 steps
When it turns cold, walking outdoors is more of a challenge. Now the challenge of Turkey Day…Best wishes to all of you whatever you’re doing.