Going back to last year I started out on something I call The New Cruelty. As far as most of my readers are concerned this is mostly about making sure that I keep painting and playing games. It must be done so it will be done. The thing is, right from the get go it was meant to be more than that, a lot more. This was about a commitment to a lifestyle change.
One of the aspects on The Cruelty is exercise. This is something I have been short of for a long while. My belly was beginning to let me, and everyone else, know. In the last few months I have managed to lose about 3 stone or roughly 20 kilos. Most recently this has been down to walking. Today I have managed 20,000 paces (about ten miles or 16 kilometres). Whilst nothing like what I used to do, since starting working with the Fitbit about four weeks ago, it is a personal best. There have been a number of them today.
The trouble is it is interfering with my painting. I can pretty much guarantee that I have some free time after 8pm. Instead of this being my painting time, this has become dog walking time. The dog is getting walked so much that the dog is now afraid to go out the door with me as she is being walked about five miles a day now.
So tomorrow is a boardgame day (and playing actual games is part of The Cruelty). Sadly, this is going to leave me with Sunday to make my target for the week.