I'm trying to start getting into shape, and I've never been big on exercising, but I've learned recently that it's never too late to develop a new habit. For example, until a couple of years ago, I almost never flossed my teeth. I knew I should. I had the floss. I just never got in the habit.
Then that changed. I'm not sure exactly how I magically became a regular flosser, but I'm going to investigate a bit more about the science of developing a habit, and that'll be fodder for a later post.
In the meantime, I've set a goal of doing some sort of physical activity resembling exercise on average of once a week. That's not enough, I realize. If I really want to get fit, I've got to do more than just once a week. But I'm trying to do something--and something is better than nothing.
So, it just so happened that we had a giant snowstorm last night, and we got dumped on. So, for my first physical exercise of the 101 Things Challenge, I shoveled our walk and driveway.
And I did not have a heart attack!