exercise is free

I just remembered today that by doing the work that needs to be done, I can get exercise that is free and in the outdoors.

This revelation comes at a time that I am once again feeling the pull of the gym, like I really “should” go there and get into shape.  But it seems to unnatural to me.  It feels to me like a waste of time, and boring, too.  I know some people enjoy going there, and kudos to them.  I don’t and I don’t think I ever will.

Today I realized that if I want something done, I have to do it.  It is up to me to make sure my house is maintained and gardening is done the way I want.  I have been sitting around thinking it would just do itself or Alan would do it, but without any discussion about it.  I just assumed it, probably because that is how I grew up.  My dad took care of those things and I never had to worry about them.  My mom took care of the rest.  Together they are the most responsible people I have ever known.  They get things done!

I don’t live at my parents’ anymore and I haven’t for a very long time. It’s about time I adjust and step into reality.

I will be outside doing work for the next few months.  There is landscaping and gardening waiting, garage cleaning and organizing to be done, and a garage sale to be had. There is siding to be replaced, a tree to take down, and a driveway to be dug up.  I won’t be doing that, but I will make it happen.  I wonder if I will be able to keep up with everything I normally do inside the house?

In the meantime, I will get some good exercise and vitamin D.