Now we know why I suck so badly. I can’t stay consistent with anything. 30 days doesn’t seem like so much, but I simply couldn’t make myself follow through with this simple program. I’ve always failed at simple things like this.
Sure, I had excuses that seemed good to me. But I know that excuses don’t actually help at all. They just explain why you failed. They don’t make you NOT have failed.
I need a damned routine. I need to have some framework in my life. Lately I’ve been getting on the computer all day long and doing nothing else. The house skates along, but this is hardly living.
Today I tidied the bathroom. I half-assed the kitchen. I did cook dinner of baked chicken and vegetables. I felt tired because I walked a lot today. I probably walked about two miles total, which took about 90 minutes because of my out-of-shape-ness and hurting feet and climbing hills.
I got new shoes this afternoon and am ECSTATIC that I can walk now without my feet screaming in pain! I went to a specialty store called Route 16, and Jeff the salesman expertly sized up my feet in all three dimensions and got me special insoles that I needed. Turns out the shoes I got last time were four sizes too narrow for my feet, as well as being too pointed in the toe and not high enough on the top of my foot. Part of the reason why I walked for an hour this morning was so my feet would be appropriately swollen so I’d get a better fit that didn’t pinch like the last ones.
So I worked hard today. I shopped, I walked, and I cooked. But I didn’t do 30 minutes of cleaning.