Oh my dears. They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothin’. It’s been hot. I mean really, really hot. And sometimes exercising in the heat can be a bit of a drag. If it’s really hot where you are, it might be time to change things up a little. Go splash in the pool. Get up early and go walk in the air conditioned splendor of your local mall. Make extra sure you’re drinking and stay hydrated. But even when it’s really warm out there, remember to keep moving. You can always take a nap after you’re done!
With the extremely hot (well at least for LA) weather we’ve been having I can tell you that our house is dirty. Not a little bit, needs some tidying kind of straightening. Not a little Mary Poppins “spoonful of sugar” kind of cleaning. Oh no. This place is a dump. In the heat we haven’t had the energy to keep up with stuff like we normally do.
So since installing a new room air conditioner which allows us to stay sane in 2 rooms of our house we’ve started to think about cleaning up. But we quickly ran into a problem. Everywhere you look is a mess. And every time we start cleaning one thing, we run into 10 other things that need to be cleaned. And after a very short time, we throw our hands up, grab the dog, jump in the car, crank up the AC and head to Sonic again. (Who by the way, has the best ice for crunching in the EN-tire world).
I know that we’ll eventually get this mess cleaned up. We’ve done it before. And when we do get it done, it will be in one specific way–one step at a time. Outside of wrinkling my nose like Samantha on Bewitched (I am SOOOOOO old) and cuing a tinkling bell sound effect, one step at a time is the only way I know to get the job done. And the same is true for any sort of health or fitness goals I have for myself as well. As much as sometimes I want to add more exercise and overhaul my eating and change my sleeping patterns and add stress management tools all at once, I know how that will end. I’ll end up grabbing my dog and my husband, hopping in the car, cranking up the AC and going to sonic again.
So, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to wash the sheets. It ain’t much. But it’s a start.