One of the things that I am beginning to suspect very strongly is that doctors and others are often quite wrong-headed in things they say about exercise. They’re so anxious to make sure that people exercise “enough” that they frequently discourage them from exercising at all. I don’t know all the scientific evidence, but I have heard a fair amount that makes me pretty sure that the most important thing about exercise is to get some.
I exercise three times a week or less. I try to stick with three and I often toy with the idea of trying for four, but I just don’t seem able to make it. On the other hand, I do exercise for a solid hour now. It feels like a lot of exercise and it wears me out. What I keep telling myself is that the important thing is not to stop. And it’s been about 9 months and I’m still going. I can do more than I could at the start and I think I can do more outside the gym as well – but I don’t try often enough to really be sure. I don’t think I’m sleeping better (or more or less) and I don’t seem to have more energy. I think I may have more stamina – I did better on my last trip at walking fast through airports than I used to be able to. But the chief thing is – I believe that the exercise is doing me good. And if people tell me I need to exercise more, the only change they’re likely to make is to leave me discouraged – so that I might stop altogether. But I don’t plan to!
Just to show a little something of my other (connected) hobby, here are my two most unusual BJDs, Clare and Bridget.
These two are about 6 1/2 inches tall, and they are really round. They are a real challenge to knit for, but I have tried. Above you see the matching swimsuits that I made them. Lots of short rows. And here is Bridget in an Edwardian hat and coat that I’m very pleased with.
The hat in particular was tremendous fun to knit. I must work on some clothes for some of my dolls again soon – it’s enjoyable and relaxing.