Starting Again Properly
What with it being the start of the year and all, it seemed the right time to do things properly.
My original Fitbit went missing towards the end of last year, and only when it had gone did I realise how motivational it had been. Therefore it was a no-brainer to ask for Father Christmas to bring me a new one, and ever since late December this little fella has been glued to my bra strap. It records steps, calories and floors climbed, all of which is sent via wireless to a dongle plugged into the PC. It also woks via Bluetooth on my iPad or iPhone so wherever I go I have an idea of what I’m doing. It is the best thing I personally have found to keep me on top of how much exercise I do (or don’t) and the website is a great way to keep abreast of other issues like calories (which I intend to use more of as time goes on.) I know I need to be fitter than I am and weigh less, and this is by far the best way I’ve found of managing both. Your mileage may vary.
Last week was very much a Quality of Life improvement exercise: a new support pillow for bed (and my neck, which is already feeling the benefits) a new keyboard for the iPad (and clamshell protection, which has already paid for itself in novel editing time) and finally getting myself to sit down with Etsy to replace a ring I lost close to two decades ago, but have missed ever since. Etsy is a dangerous place, and I have to be careful not to go too close because of the potential consequences to my bank account, but things are looking reasonably healthy this month. In fact, I will go to the Bank tomorrow and pay in some money which should leave me better off than I have been for quite a while. Hooray for gradual improvement.
Finally, expect next week to be quite busy on the angst front: I’ve applied for a job (again) and now have to go through the painful process of waiting to hear whether I was considered. I suspect as the week goes on I will start bouncing off walls…