I’m sure I’ve always known this on some level – I had to have realized this – but it really hit me yesterday when I hobbled out to my car with creaky/stiff legs: I spend 11 HOURS A DAY sitting.
In a chair – or a car. Very little movement. I often try to be as still as possible since I’m generally supposed to be the calm/non-fidgety one.
Something has to change.
I think I’m going to have to start doing some prison workouts in my office.
I did the walking thing with the walking group as soon as I got to Knoxville last night.
So glad I have that to look forward to each Monday night.
Jon made a quick dinner when we got home from stuff in the refrigerator/freezer.
Leftover smoked chicken + a bag of frozen shrimp + a bag of frozen peas + mushrooms + a spaghetti squash from his mom’s garden + parm cheese on top.
Pretty typical night. We’re nothing if not boringly consistent.
Dang good thing, too. I’m still at my lowest weight ever and dropping despite the sitting. (And the stress. OMG.)
We finally did this:
Jon’s been wanting one for several years. He grills some kind of meat just about every other night most of the year – and our regular charcoal grill broke a couple of weekends ago – so it was time.
It was all a huge pain in the ass since the area we wanted to use was one of the last remaining unkempt areas of the (old/urban/neglected by former owners) backyard.
He cut a big tree down a month or so ago, then had to dig another one up a couple weekends ago … and we had to clean up the whole area. Took a few weekends.
The yard is still a work in progress, but it’s getting better.
I requested the fire pit.
My ulterior motive:
I fear we planted way too much squash.
We planted a few blackberry bushes along the wooden fence – and a few blueberry bushes, too. I guess they’ll take a few years to mature – but I’m excited.
Totally random meal found on the camera: cottage cheese + blueberries + homemade “granola” that I posted last week or so. Looks pretty, but there’s no way I’d eat it (hate cottage cheese). This is totally a Jon thing. He swears it’s fabulous.
Totally random fact: the blonde patch seen on Jon’s head in the two pictures below is natural. His hair just grows that way. It’s very visible because he needs a haircut – but also because it gets lighter during the summer.
We’re spending just about all of our free time outside these days. I’m sure it will eventually get too hot and we’ll get lazy. Until then – my weekend workouts largely involve shovels and sunscreen. I’m good with that.
Like I said – 11 HOURS A DAY sitting INSIDE.