I had a list but somehow it feels like nothing got done. Sure, I crossed things off but they were things I might have done any day of the week: grocery shop, laundry. What I take note of here is what didn’t get done: reading, writing, and exercise.
Somehow, the interruption of my routine - the one that includes going to work every day - also messes with my routine of reading, writing, and exercise. How is it that when I have 48 hours with seemingly nothing to do that I can’t do these three simple things? How could it be that I am better at working out during the workweek than on weekends?
The only answer I can come up with is that I am far more willing to risk being late for work than I am willing to be late for my next cup of coffee.
Is that what retirement is like? Lots of lying around and wondering where the time went? I've heard that is a huge misconception and the reality is one needs something to do. What else is there to do but read, write, and drink coffee? Going for walks, I suppose, and cooking and eating. That seems like nirvana to me. Does knitting count? I should probably think of something to do that involves interaction with other people. Otherwise, I’ll end up as “that lady with a bunch of cats.”
Maybe my failure to keep a workout routine on the weekends is the fault of my workout video: It's evil.
Exercise DVDs could hamper workoutsPsychological harm? I can't risk that. Not when this was the article that immediately followed the aforementioned in Monday's edition of The Columbian:
" The researchers found that one in every seven motivational statements in the videos was actually a demotivating statement that could reduce the effectiveness of the workout, diminish the user’s hope and potentially cause psychological harm . . . . "
State takes action to prevent suicideIf I might make a suggestion to Governor Inslee: Take some of that state lottery money and give everyone a vacation to someplace sunny.
" Washington’s suicide rate has for years been higher than the national average. "
Oh, and outlaw exercise videos. That should do it.