This isn’t new news to me but it has definitely been brought to light again here – when you are super busy and make a new commitment, sometimes another thing on your to-do list has got to go. Your priorities have to shift sometimes even though the thing you have to let go you don’t dislike or, in fact, enjoy it a little more than the new thing you committed to.
I made the commitment to the 30/30 challenge. We are an active family but not consistent. I wanted to commit to exercising at least a little every day to improve my health. I wanted to get int he habit of moving more and sitting less.
The problem is that I was spending so much time SITTING on my computer – blogging, emailing, reading other blogs, commenting and managing our social media. A significant part of my day was spent doing that.
I didn’t spend as much time walking as blogging but since my goal was also to sit less and move more I was also concentrating on things I could do around the house that didn’t require sitting…and those weren’t blogging.
So I guess this is my long-winded reason for not blogging lately. I am not happy about it though. Honestly, I know the walking is good for me and I like to walk but not as much as I like blogging. I will be spending the rest of the month trying to find that balance in my life that allows me to do both.
As for how the actually challenge is going for us so far? Good.
I admit that on one of my professional dog walking days I got in over an hour of walking but Chester and Gretel didn’t get any. The weather was super nasty that day. The rain was like pins and needles and blowing sideways. I had to coax my dog walking clients (Dachshunds) around the neighborhood. When I got home I was wet and cold and was tired of dragging dogs around the block so I crawled onto the couch with Chester and Gretel.
One other day we didn’t make a walk. There was a medical emergency with my Grandpa so I had to go out of town for the whole day. I did bring Chester and Gretel with me for the little road trip. I guess if you count the potty breaks we MAY have walked for at least 20 minutes
We’ve been really lucky during this challenge. When I really don’t feel like walking I can call our friends up the road and they come walking with us. Rufus, Porter and their Mom have been really supportive and a big help. It’s easier to stick with something if you have someone you are meeting.