In a couple hours, we close on our new house. The plan for the next few days (minimum) is to do an extensive clean of the new house, move all our stuff in, then extensively clean the previous house and get it ready to go on the market. I’m unlikely to be around the blogosphere much until we get settled, but I wanted to get this written because today is an important one for me. It represents a new start on my health and fitness journey, not because moving to a new house is a new thing, but because this house is different from every other house I’ve been in since 2014: It has carpeted areas to exercise in!!!
I’ve discussed this before, the need for carpet in order to run indoors, and how upstairs floors bounce and cause joint pain/issues, etc etc. This new house is carpeted in all the right areas, and I now have both a living room and a bedroom to potentially exercise in.
This is incredibly important for me, because there are times when my agoraphobia flares up in a major way. (And it is ALWAYS a factor, even when it’s not at its worst.) When that happens, I can barely open the front door of my house, much less go out to walk/run/go to the gym/etc. Being able to run in my living room while watching a TV show or listening to an audiobook is a CRITICAL component to my health. Without a place to exercise inside my house, I lose roughly half to three-quarters of my exercise opportunities. I also have to rely on exercise like yoga, which is extremely good for me but not necessarily good for weight loss and cardiovascular health.
This new step today, moving to this new house, is not only a step forward for my family in terms of financial health. It represents a wellness opportunity for me, one I haven’t had in 5.5 years. I. Cannot. Wait.