February 9, 2021

I’m in a rut. I realized today I have the same routine. 7 am work. During the day, I think about what I want to do after work. After work, I lose my motivation and end up just checking on my personal emails then watching tv with Patrick. By 8 pm, I’m almost tired enough for bed, but I push through at least until 9 pm.

Before the pandemic hit, we went to the gym fairly regularly. When it closed, we got some inexpensive equipment to use at home. I’ve mostly avoided it. I know I need more exercise, and I also need more energy. So today after work I got on the treadmill instead. Amazingly, I did feel a bit better for a while afterwards. Enough so that I ruined the effect by making rice pudding before dinner.

At any rate, I’m thankful for the change in routine that made me feel a little better for a little while. I’m going to try to shake up the routine and get in some exercise daily. I know; I said try. Baby steps.