Things I need to do more of

Exercise.  And to go with that, less eating.

Read offline.

Exercise has totally fallen off the agenda.  It has to get back on it.  And I hate that this topic keeps coming up.

Reading has also fallen off the agenda.  For much the same reason as exercise has.  I come home and I’m too tired to do much of anything.  I tend to zone out in front of the tv–current obsession: How I Met Your Mother.  I read blogs and news online, but reading books, despite having several good options on my Nook, has not been part of my regular routine.

I need to figure out how to make this happen, but part of me thinks that juggling a job, afterschool activities–my own and the kids’, and a house, leaves little to no room for much else.  The reading could easily replace tv, but exercise requires a bit more motivation.  But now that the snow is clearing, maybe there’s hope for exercise.

Oh, and the Wii exercise plan failed, not because the idea wasn’t good, but because the remodel took away the original space designated for Wii Fit goodness.  Once it’s done, there’ll be space again, but that’s probably a month away.

4 Replies to “Things I need to do more of”

  1. FWIW, I manage to fit reading books into my equally busy world by 1) ebook on my iPhone so I can read whenever I have 5 minutes and 2) audiobooks while exercising. It’s not perfect, but it does get the reading in, in bits and pieces. Hang in there….

  2. Hi Laura,

    I ran across this post & thought of you (and others) — I’d email it but I don’t think I have your email address

    Sorry for the topic hijack

    http://www.blog.republicofmath.com/?p=4417

    I like to say that fractions are objects, not unfinished division problems. A fraction is a two-part data structure. It is a tuple. Reasoning about how the parts of a fraction maintain their integrity as they interact with other fractions is simultaneously mathematically and technologically educational.

    I have experienced this separation of math and technology as one of the main obstacles to the proposal of integrating programming into the curriculum.

    The response to such a suggestion has typically been that we already have calculators to help us do the math, so why do we need to add programming as an ‘extra layer’?

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    It’s a pretty interesting post.

  3. I started reading before I go to bed every night, and that has been one of my best decisions, as far as routines go. As for exercise, does your school have anything you can use? I walked a few times this week on my school’s indoor track, and I’m hoping to make that a habit also.

  4. Hey Liz, thanks for the link–very interesting. One of our math teachers is already excited about being able to connect math to programming.

    Jackie, we do have a very nice workout facility. My problem right now is that I have a club to attend to after school, so I haven’t had the time to make it there. The club ends in a couple of weeks, so I’m hoping to make it there at least a couple of times a week after that. And when the weather gets warmer, I hope to start doing some walking.

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