Category: exercise

Week 41/2021: lockdowngetdown

Week 41/2021: Week of 11 October 2021 Lockdowngetdown I can’t say that, when I got up on Friday morning, I’d thought that 12 hours later we’d be in a covid lockdown, but there we are. Some guy from NSW, who tested positive for covid (dubbed “covidiot” in the local...

Week 23/2021: memories

21 for 2021 update The Change Journal (thing 4) This week I completed the 66th day of the final habit in the habits chapter (chapter 7) of the Change Journal so I’ve now completed seven chapters. Vegetable of the week (thing 2) Thing 2 is to choose a different...

Week 21/2021: websites, exercise and Tasmanian stories

What did I want to do better this week? That thing about doing afternoon exercise. I’ve been working through the Wicking Centre’s Preventing Dementia MOOC, which is a free online course open to anyone interested in learning about what the risk factors for dementia are and how to modify...

21 for 2021: week 19 review

Week 19/2021: week of 10 May 2021 What did I want to do better this week? More than one afternoon’s exercise in the week. So, how did that go then? I did two days . . . I also did the City to Casino seven km walk on Sunday,...

21 for 2021: week 18

Week 18/2021: week of 4 May 2021 21 for 2021 update This week in the Change Journal I tried out the Eisenhower Principle chapter, which I am familiar with but don’t think I’ve ever actually used. It’s a way of prioritising things according to their importance and their urgency. I’ve...

21 for 2021: week 6

Week 06/2021: week of 8 February21 for 2021 update I did a thing! I had my exercise physiologist appointment (thing 1) on Friday. I didn’t really know what to expect, walking into a gym to meet someone who I imagined would be super fit and super motivated and having...

21 for 2021: week 3

Week 3/21: week of 18 January 2021 21 for 2021 update Some time ago I was chatting to my GP about getting older and how I want to make sure I stay as healthy as I can for as long as I can. I said one thing I’ve always...

2020 in review

Susannah Conway’s Unravel Your Year 2021 workbook asks you to describe the year just gone by in three words. It’s left open to you how you interpret this: you could, I imagine, choose three words that describe the year from a global perspective, from a personal perspective or anywhere...

20 for 2020: week 48

Week of 23 November 2020 My 20 for 2020 list. What did I want to do better this week?I wanted to stop looking at my phone in moments between activities and do some kind of movement instead. So, how did that go then?Probably not so well. The phone’s in...

Bicycle days

On Monday morning I left home at 6.45 to ride to work, which is number 10 on my 20 for 2020 list. Some background. When I moved to Canberra and started my first job (last century), encouraged by one of my bike-rider colleagues, I bought a bike and started...