Man, I do not get enough exercise. I know that you're supposed to get at least 30 minutes a day. I know this. It shouldn't be that hard. I know that I would look and feel a lot better if I got even that small amount of exercise. The thing is, I hate working out. Hate it. I need to be as distracted as possible from the fact that I am sweating - I need a gym with digital cable so I can watch TV and ignore the fact that I am sweaty. I know I'll never go to the gym if it's not, like, in my basement. And there is no gym near me - there was one that closed under shady circumstances - I stopped in one day to inquire about their rates and the guy told me to come back on Monday because they were having a special. Cool. Went back on Monday and they were closed. For good. Bummer.
There is, however, a spectacular park half a block from my apartment with all kinds of hiking trails and stuff. So - the gist of this post is as follows: I am taking baby steps in this process, but I am resolving to walk/hike/jog in the park for at least 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And I will write about it in this here blog. I see that others have had success with exercise and diet plans by blogging about their progress, so hopefully it will work for me as well. If anyone reads here regularly and you think I might be slacking, I invite you to call me on it and harass me until I get back on track. I'm hoping to add to this pathetic workout schedule as I go along - I just want to really make it a habit (like knitting! and blogging! Gee, I know where I can find those 30 minutes I need......)
In knitting news, I am going through a phase where a lot of projects are sort of bubbling to the surface of my brain. (During these phases, most of the ideas tend to bubble back down and disappear. But it's always a good start!) I'm going to use up some stash knitting items to sell at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids flea market in September. I'm thinking pink & green scarves and some poppies..... I also have some purse designs I want to work on and maybe sell. The yarn is staring at me from my shelves, I just need to sit down and do some math. I finished the back of Audrey - she's a quick knit once the shaping makes sense! Still slogging through Branching Out - I want it to be really long, so I'm just going to knit until I run out of yarn. I'm taking about 18 minutes per pattern repeat (15 if I really crank it) so I try to find small chunks of time where I can knock off a repeat or two.
And this afternoon I am finally going to visit The Point! It's the newest addition to the NYC knitting scene and already a big hit with bloggers. It's a yarn store & cafe which is conveniently located just a few blocks from where I get my hair cut. It's always a fun day when I get my hair cut - the salon is in Soho so I always make time for some shopping afterwards.
Oh - today's workout - 30 minute hike in the park!