Another Day Crossed Off the List

I didn’t even switch the computer on until 11 pm today. Looking at the clock, it seems that two hours have passed by in the blink of an eye. I have paid for an eBay purchase, deleted emails, read one that needed reading, read an auction catalogue (which I should have done last week) and answered the comments on the blog. It doesn’t seem like much, but going through an auction catalogue and checking some of the lots seems to take ages.

And so, I sit down to write.

I’ve been sitting most of the day, but that was in a different chair and in a different room. That has been the only variety in my day. There is a TV advert which says that laughing uses more calories than jogging. I don’t believe it, but I have watched several comedy programmes to ensure that I got some exercise.  Come to think about it, I once read an article that said visualising an exercise is nearly as beneficial as doing it. I think that related to strength and there is probably some isometric effect, but I can’t help thinking that if it were true we’d here a lot more about it.

Sunlit oak leaves at Clumber

I’m going to start an exercise regime where I imagine all my food is much heavier than it really is. That way I can eat and delude myself that I’m lifting weights at the same time. If I write off to a couple of online Colleges I can probably get some qualifications to make it more believable. (Yes, I use that link before, in case you looked and thought it seemed familiar).

You may think, and I forgive you if you do, that I haven’t done much, but ask your self this question – what have you one today that is as important to human happiness? You may have been industrious (which I have not), you may have done some housework (which Julia has mentioned to me once or twice today, I admit) but have you made a breakthrough in the way we think of sandwich eating?  Thanks to me, it is now possible for fat people to feel virtuous and healthy as they eat sandwiches and work their muscles instead of just their jaws.

I had a sandwich and a bowl of soup tonight, and, as a result of imagining that the sandwiches were heavy, finished my meal feeling like i’d had a bit of a workout. Apart from the exercise, think of the other benefits – no gym subscriptions and no need to shower. Talk about win-win situations.

I went back to November 2017 for the pictures.

Robin at Rufford Abbey

18 thoughts on “Another Day Crossed Off the List

  1. Lavinia Ross

    I enjoyed your autumn photos and robin! As for eating, I have been making a new dish for dessert. Cut up quince and apples baked with a touch of cinnamon and coconut oil. The quince are extremely fragrant, and the combination with apple, coconut and cinnamon is delicious. It is a good cold weather food, especially with hot tea. Quince grows well in my climate, and I got those from a friend. The fragrance of cooking quince can overcome a bad day! If I am remembering correctly, I think quince and apple can also be grafted onto one another.

  2. tootlepedal

    I am a great believer in the power of the mind over the body so I will be interested in further reports as to how your strategy works out. Perhaps having a large mind as you do, requires a large body to go with it for balance. We know that lean and hungry looking people are not reliable.

  3. paolsoren

    You have supplied us with so much heavy reading these days. I read and remember and know I am getting fitter. And the best result is that my arthritis doesn’t hurt so much.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      That is good. Mine was troubling me today but a couple of slices of Christmas cake and a mince pie seems to have done the trick. I may try more tomorrow as all my weight training experience suggests that repetition is important.

  4. Clare Pooley

    You do make me laugh! 😀 Thank you, Simon. I have done some housework today as well as gone to Norwich Cathedral for a chilly Advent service and then to a local Christmas Tree festival in a very cold church. I am so relieved that we were given hot drinks and a large slice of chocolate cake at the festival otherwise I would have had a day with no exercise at all!


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