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Day 1: Getting back on track with fitness

Friday, July 05, 2013

Before I say anything else, I want to sincerely thank everyone who takes the time to read and comment on this blog. I don't always thank you in the comments thread, but I do sincerely appreciate your support!

Today, for the first time in 31 days, I took the dog for a walk. Before my life got turned upside-down, walking the dog was a near-daily ritual. We got outside about 4 or 5 times a week, and I felt great.

When I dropped everything to focus exclusively on getting the house ready to sell, fitness also went out the window. Of course, packing and cleaning a house definitely count as exercise! But it's not the same as that daily dose of fresh air and sunshine. I think my poor doggie had all but given up on the possibility of ever seeing the leash again. Seriously, she was acting sort of depressed.

Now that the house is in shape to be shown to prospective buyers, I'm trying to get back to a sense of normalcy -- or at least routine. The truth is nothing is "normal" right now, and even after we're moved (a Herculean undertaking) and settled, "normal" will have to be redefined.

But, as I said, at least I'd like to get back some semblance of routine. Today I walked the dog early in the morning, before it got too hot. Since that's normally my prime work time, however, I'll probably end up doing more early evening walks, when the weather cools down and sometimes we get a shower. I may also take walks when the realtor calls me to vacate for a home showing. That would help calm my nerves, too!

It was only a 20-minute walk today, but, gosh, it's a start!
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