I really don’t want to have to do this. Trust me … of all the things I’ve done, promised myself, undertaken, and written about as part of being the Reluctant Hubby, this idea is my least favorite. And still, I’m doing it.
100 days of reluctance.
What the heck am I talking about? Let’s rewind to the beginning. Seven months ago I left my old job to start a life of entrepreneurship. This meant working from home, most often on the couch, spending hours of quality time with my laptop. Well, I couldn’t become a potato. Didn’t want to, and completely unacceptable when you’re married to a fitness professional anyway. So the Reluctant Hubby was born with the idea that I’d use some of my newfound less-restrictive schedule to exercise.
Except, as any of you who have started your own business know, schedules tend to get more restrictive, not less. There have been too many days when the most activity I got was walking to the bathroom in between working away at the new business. And that needs to change. Lisa isn’t pushing for this … I am.
What better time than summer to do this, right? The weather’s nicer, the days are longer, and it’s easier to get outside and be active. We kicked things off yesterday with a nice three-mile Memorial Day family kayak trip on the Charles River. And I put together a desk from Ikea, and as those who have Ikea’d before know, that’s a workout in and of itself as well.
And here it is, day two, and I have no idea what I want to do for my activity and I have a website I need to finish and the forecast is for thunderstorms later today. Great start, huh?
It’s only 100 days, after all. Being active once a day until September 4th, the day after Labor Day, my wedding anniversary. I’m not stunting and saying I’ll do 100 different things this summer (although I will try and do one new thing each week … no promises). I’m all set for tomorrow; we’ve got Red Sox tickets and it’s a 1.7 mile walk to Fenway Park from our home (so 3.5 miles walking round-trip). But today …
Well, getting off the couch has always been the hardest part for me, in many aspects of my life. Guess I’ll just have to throw myself out the door and see what comes of this. See you in September (with weekly updates on my progress in between).
Previously on the Reluctant Hubby: “Our Kids and Sports“