#sol19- March 2, 2019
Today I was reflecting on how I choose to use time. I know I feel better when I write as often as possible- somehow that is possible during the March SOLC, but the rest of the year I often only write once a week.
Lately, I am not reading as much as usual and I am blaming it on new school busy, but realistically I know that everyone has the same 24 hours and it is up to us (at least in part) how we spend that time.
Since my sons left home I have spent less of my time cooking-sometimes I miss the nightly routine of cooking and then I do cook, but so often it is throwing together something easy or calling for delivery. Today cooking for myself became more important again- although yesterday’s doctor said my cholesterol level was borderline the cardiologist today called it high and at my request (both my parents have had heart attacks) prescribed some cholesterol-lowering medications.
I finally took the time to get a complete physical and I knew that I would hear some things I would rather not. Now I have to do my part- I have to take the time to eat more homemade food. I also need to get serious about getting regular exercise (Zumba once a week is not enough).
So, I see time shifting again in my very near future. More time spent shopping for and preparing heart-healthy food, more time exercising- what will slide off my plate as a result? I know in the last year I have watched more TV than in the previous eight, so that is a trade I am willing to make. I have even been giving myself hints in the last few months- I bought some hand weights and a stretchy band, so now to break them free from their packaging.
I am reclaiming some of my wasted hours and taking them back to make better use of it. Sigh, this getting older gig is fraught with new challenges! Ugh, but better than the alternative!