Well I’m pleased to say I’ve improved on yesterday’s walk! Taking the children to our local nature reserve after collecting them from school and walking 9225 steps. It was really enjoyable watching the kids enthusiastically running ahead of us urging us to keep up. Such simple pleasures that bring joy to the heart and soul. 03-02-2020
Monday I was off to a great start but today the weather is very cold and wet and windy. I attended a course on autism and from there, I paid a visit to my brother who is currently very poorly.
We spent several hours discussing politics, religion, education and a few family issues. Very little time was spent discussing his illness. I could see as the time progressed he seemed more at ease and optimistic than I’ve seen him for some time. This, for me, is far more important to our mental well-being than walking 10, 000 steps today.
So today, I didn’t walk nearly as far as the previous two days. But I’m not going to berate myself or feel I’ve failed at the first hurdle as I have done in the past. I have to accept that sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that there are other people in our lives who need us; and consequently we become less self-focussed and worried about our own issues. I can improve on my performance tomorrow. Exercise is good for our mental health – but so is helping others. 04-02-2020
It’s Wednesday and I haven’t continued my exercise routine that began so enthusiastically on Sunday! I should have attended my dance class today but that went by the wayside also.
The reason for my lack of energetic attention is the fact I had to take my brother to hospital for urgent tests. His condition is deteriorating and I fear the worst…05-02-2020