Damn...what have I been doing? Not sharing on my blog, obviously.
Summer has come and gone.
It was not overly eventful or exciting....but lazily enjoyable.
I have made a change in my extra-curricular activities.
At the beginning of summer I was using the few extra bucks I had each paycheck to visit one of the local racinos conveniently located on my way home from that thing called work. However, losing a few bucks within a few minutes was doing less and less to relieve the stress of the workday.
I like the racinos because they are somewhere I can go by myself and not feel out of place by myself and not spend too much hard earned money.
But I do like to get something back for the little bit of hard earned money I spend; something more than just a few minutes of play time.
I decided I needed to find a new activity that I could do by myself or with others that was reasonably priced and helped relieve stress.
I took a walk to think about it...and kept walking.
After that walk in late June, I decided two things:
- I set myself a July activity goal of 10000 steps a day. That goal seemed reasonable until I tried to keep it. It was a little harder than I anticipated. But I did keep it and set the bar a bit higher for August: AVG 11300 steps and 5 miles per day. August is done and goal achieved. Yay me.
- I decided to not play my aforementioned play money and save it for a gym membership. I spent July walking and shopping for a gym.
I am feeling better even though the scales are not showing a loss. Maybe the after-walk ice cream is not such a good idea....
Oh well, one small step...