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I had signed on for the 30 Day Walking Challenge with Leslie Sansone but halfway through the week, while I was in bed at the end of the day, I was stretching and then there was a twinge, very sharp, in my knee. Not as bad as a pop and the pain lasted only a few moments, but, when I woke up the next day, I was not able to walk without pain. I couldn’t even take Snowdoll for a walk.
I was careful with my knee the rest of the week although I only had to take one day off from taking Snowdoll for a walk. I didn’t do the challenge because I really needed to be careful, and doing the lunges and squats necessary for some of the challenge was beyond me. And between that and company and errands and then Bibi spending the night, walking Snowdoll is about all I could do.
In other words, I’m still not able to say that I’m doing strength training with any consistency. So the big plan was to get it right this week. And what happened yesterday? I still didn’t do any strength training yesterday because Rob scheduled something for the morning that had me and Snowdoll stuck in another room. And there are more people coming over to check things out. Flooding under the house (which explains why I keep smelling mildew) and a too wet summer add up to things needing to be done and when things need to be done people come and go to inspect and approve and quote.
Knowing this, I don’t think I want to make a commitment to doing anything new although I do hope to try to do something. Morning yoga and morning walk with Snowdoll. That’s my goal. To do those things each and every day. It would be nice to do some strength training but, if I don’t I don’t. I am not going to waste my time beating myself up for not doing something just because life is not yet settled into a routine. The routine will come. It just hasn’t shown up quite yet.
For now, I remind myself that doing yoga and walking Snowdoll is more than most do. Sure that’s the bare minimum of what I was doing before we went on our honeymoon but doing the minimum is better than doing nothing.