Sparking in the last six months
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
My Spark points reflect where I’ve been with Sparking over the last six months, even though some of the points depend on chance. A great big dip and the pandemic is the main reason, but I’m hoping to get my fitness back on track even though the pandemic isn’t finished yet. Online working played havoc with my fitness minutes because I worked longer hours, and walking was not a part of my workday without the commuting and constantly walking around the classroom.
Tomorrow is the last day of my summer vacation and I’ve pulled my fitness minutes back up from below 500 to nearly 800 - not particularly good as they always used to be over 1000. My weight is stubbornly a few pounds above where it was until about a year ago. I wonder how much the reduced exercise plays into that. Another thing is that being at home more with DH, I eat out more often - it’s his main entertainment with his reduced mobility. That’s a weight trap and I hadn’t even noticed until recently. I’m trying to be more careful with food choices.
I’ve started meeting friends again in the last few weeks. In the first half hour or so, my socializing skills feel rusty, and I feel sort of disoriented, but it wears off. It seems I’ve become short of social exercise too! I want to continue pulling myself back into more normal and healthy routines, even though work starts again soon and life is still constrained by the virus.
Our son and DIL and grandson are coming to Tokyo in a couple of weeks. He’s coming up to his first birthday and we’ve only met him twice. We interacted a little on FaceTime the other day. He smiled and tried to hit the screen and then wriggled off to play. My son and DIL called us “obaachan” and “ojiichan” (Granny and Granddad) so I felt reborn with a new identity. It’s a strange thing to feel so much love for a child you’ve only spent a few hours with.