April and May were way too busy to even consider monthly resolutions. There were school holidays and then gorgeous warm weather that enticed even the shyest of gardeners to pick up gardening implements and wield them aimlessly at plants. I managed to dig over the 2 veg patches, seeds into seed trays and then clucked over them like a mother hen. I got so enthusiastic that i even dug another veg patch. That’s one of the problems with growing up on a diet of The Good Life; I have serious delusions of being self sufficient. I even recycled the kid’s old plastic toy boxes into bright flower boxes.
If that wasn’t enough to keep me busy two years ago I embarked on a foundation degree through a distance learning college. To enable me to sit the final exam I had to submit a lot of assignments and gain a final grade of over 75%. The deadline was looming so May was an intensive month. I learnt from it all though that I have more discipline than I thought and although I like learning, it doesn’t get any easier the older you get. All the assignments have been handed in, marked and I am now waiting for the exam date.
So now were up to date and galloping through June. June’s resolution is to get some exercise into my life. It’s about time that I realised that just wearing trainers around the house or owning a sports bra doesn’t actually count as exercise. I’m not training for anything mad like a marathon as I don’t do running, its far too energetic and I have too much that could bounce and cause an injury. I am doing it because I used to be fit and I don’t like feeling like a use to be.
I have dusted off the antiquated exercise bike. The computer doesn’t work but the pedals go round and that’s about my level at the moment. I do a 25 minute ride 3 times a week. Starting off gently, 15 minutes of uphill and then slowing down. So far its going ok though how people do this kind of exercise in a gym is beyond me. I seriously think my arse is going to fall off each time I get off the bike.
At the end of this week and I am hoping to add in some extra walking. I normally walk to the shop which is a short distance away but have figured that it won’t take that much longer to walk to a different shop a bit further away. I am also considering adding something else along the lines of yoga/stretching sort of thing. I am still reading up on that one though.