Wow, you guys! Guess what I just did–stacked a whole cord of wood in about an hour!!! I just can’t believe it. Do you know how long it used to take me to stack a cord of wood? DAYS. This is one of those ‘normal’ things I enjoy doing, now that I have lost so much weight. I was commenting on this over on Pubsgal’s blog this morning (by the way, an excellent blog.)
So here’s the part about old habits. I have a ton of stuff to do today. Going to a quilt show for 3 days! But this cord of wood got delivered. So, I looked at it and thought, well, I at least have to start to stack it. So I start out, but if any of you have ever stacked wood, it just looks like a mountain of wood and you’ll never see the end of it. And I’m thinking, how am I going to fit everything in? Packing, etc. And I really want to go to Curves and work out, plus I really want to get a good walk in. And I’m stacking and thinking. Thinking about Jill’s post, and getting frustrated about why do we think work is not a work out. And thinking, well, this is not really aerobic, and it is not really weight lifting. And stacking and thinking. And all of a sudden I realize I am stacking wood exactly the same way I did when I was heavy. Leisurely walking between the pile of wood and the stacks, picking up two pieces, leisurely walking back and forth and back and forth. And I thought, well, why don’t you make this aerobic? Why do you have to go to Curves and run around on machines to have an aerobic workout? So, I picked up the pace so that I was almost running between the two, and the whole thing was stacked in no time! Its almost like it was an ingrained body habit that there was only one speed (very slow) at which to stack wood! Well, I was pretty psyched about this so just had to share!