Time is finite. There are only twenty-four hours in a day. You have to cram your life into that. . It is hard to find the time to write, work, and exercise. If you are like me, you give exercise or activity a low priority. That’s because I am lazy. I admit it. There are ways around that.

It is definitely hard. I enjoy the more sedentary pursuits like reading and writing. I suppose I could walk along and dictate a story to my phone, but people would think I was weird or something. Then there’s the stuff the phone would get wrong. My tablet doesn’t have a microphone. I suppose I could walk and write on the tablet, or a piece of paper, if it had a stiff backing. Anything is possible, but I am not sure that is the best way to do it.

I could dance while sweeping the floor. That would count as exercise. I could dance while chipping sticks and small branches in the yard. That would count as exercise. Maybe I shouldn’t focus on finding time to exercise and just turn chores into exercise. Dancing with the vacuum, or broom, would be exercise. I’m not sure how I would increase the exercise value of running the wood chipper, but I bet I could do it, even if I have to make several trips to bring branches to the chipper.

Exercise does not necessarily mean time at a gym doing workout routines. You can find it anywhere. Combining the things that you have to do with exercise could also make you exercise your brain. You have to figure out how to be active while you are doing something. the point is to do some sort of activity all day. You need to determine what you do every day and then figure out how you can make it a more active thing. That’s the key. You have to think as well as move.

Like the wood chipping, for example. I set up the wood chipper in the back yard, but there are piles of brush all over the yard. Rather than move the chipper, I could bring the branches to the chipper a little at a time. OK, that’s a no-brainer, in fact, the chipper is electric, and its location is largely determined by the length of the power cord. That just makes it work for me.

I tend to stand up while working, every so often, that’s something. It’s not a lot, so I have been adding knee bends and arm movements to the mix. Every little bit helps. All you have to do is be inventive and see where you can add a little more activity to your day. That’s the key. You have to think as well as move. If you have made a resolution to lose weight this year, you will need to add activity to your list of how to do it. Dieting can’t do it alone. You need activity. It is how much activity you do in a day that counts, not what you do. It’s quantity not quality here. A little bit here, that’s all you need.


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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