Tuesday, February 06, 2007

"If you don't have time to exercise, You don't have time to knit"

I've been a knittin' fool.

This past weekend was Greg's milestone 55th birthday! To celebrate on the actual birth date, we had brunch with his parents, Ron and Evie, at Palisade on Sunday.

Greg's parents are both turning 84/85? this year. They are in great physical and mental shape. In fact in 2007 they have 3 trips planned already. Arizona, a cruise from Singapore to Dubai, Colorado. They drive, they workout, they live a full life.

We got talking about working out. Ron has been working out everyday, lifting weights, feeling better than ever. Greg has been faithfully working out 5 days a week. Greg will ask if I want to join him at the gym. I say no. I'd rather knit!

Evie and I discussed how our hobbies are sedentary(knitting, scrapbooking, making christmas ornaments, soon to be spinning). She made a comment to me that really hit me.

It hit me in a very good way.

She said, "if you don't have time to exercise, you don't have time to knit!".

I thought about it. I continued to think about it.

Yes. I need to make exercise a priority before everything else. Without health, there is nothing else.

So my reward for working out? I get to knit.

What a concept. So far this week I'm two for two. I get to go knit now.


Sandy said...

I used to be a confirmed non-exerciser. Those people who said that exercising made them feel better, I decided were crazy. Boy, was i surprised to find out that it really does. My trick is that working out doesn't cut into my knitting time. I work out at 5 am. I have never knitted at 5 am. In fact, at 5 am no one wants to talk to me, there are no good restaurants open, I can't do errands & I won't do housework, so I get a workout without giving up anything else. And sleep doesn't count because I never remember doing it : )

bizyhands said...

Hi Naomi!
Good for you starting to work out again. Just think of it this way: the healthier you are, the longer you will live (and be able to knit!).

Elise said...

The excercise is important. Lately I have not been making the time for the excercise and I am really noticing a difference (in fact, I am missing it). But, I also have not been finding much time to knit either. Even 20 minutes seems to help me to restore some balance in my life. So, because I want to see some finished projects, keep on the excercise thread!

Rebecca said...

Dang. Every time I think I'll escape without it some Smartypants reminds me that exercise is mandatory. Shoot.

Melinda said...

I hear you.

I was going to work out today but the gym lost power, go figure.

It's easier for me to just do it. I come home throw my gym stuff in the bag and run out the door before I have time to think about it otherwise I'll always find a reason not to do it.