Did you notice that total over the sidebar? I am making sure to get my exercise in and work off all that holiday chocolate (who am I kidding? Chocolate is one of my major food groups!)
I mostly walk, all year round, but in the darkest days of winter tend to lapse a bit. I also do yoga for about 20 minutes several mornings a week. But, as most of you already know, more motivation usually produces better results, so I decided to play along with my fellow knitters and aim high. I am riding the exercycle and walking, and aiming for 200 miles by April 1st, since the bike is kinda-like cheating in the miles department.
The exciting news is that I managed to locate a newer exercycle through our local Freecycle! I picked it up on the way home from work last Wednesday night... it is only fifteen years old, while the one I have been using is alesser quality, and at least 30 years old. The old one was so rickety and noisy that DYS carted it out to the garage one summer a few years back, while I wasn't using it (since walking and hiking are so easy to get to in summer). You see, it was in the room next to his bedroom, and I would wake him up with the racket as it banged along the floor. I dragged it back out after Christmas, but the new one is much more stable, heavier and quieter.
Looks sleek, doesn't it - kinda like a Ferrari! Behind that is a rowing machine that DH uses; I might get around to trying it, but paddling reminds me of kayaking, which reminds me of summer, which would just make me wistful about the cold and dark and how long it will be until I can get out on a warm, sunny lake in a kayak. Better to stay on the bike, rocking out to Dire Straits or the alt playlist DH has put together.
I haven't been one to try and knit during my lunch break for many, many years, mainly because in the past ten years of my worklife, that period was spent commuting between job sites. Before that, I had a job for eight years where I would walk with my co-worker at least three out of five of our lunch hours, for the first half and then eat for the second. We stayed pretty fit!
I now have three days a week where I could knit or walk, but have been taking a shorter lunch break in order to get done earlier. In order to reach my fitness goals, I will be walking for a half hour at noon, once again. Besides, it's the only time I get to see the sun this season of the year.
There's no stopping me now!