Tada! I actually plugged in my longarm, changed the needle, cleaned the tracks and all the wheels, and you have no idea how much I detest cleaning the wheels… and oiled the machine. That’s the closest I’ve come to considering working on the quilt that’s loaded for well over six months. Maybe after lunch I’ll turn it on? Probably not… but maybe!
I am more focused on shedding my last Covid 9lbs. I’m sick of wearing them and sick of whining about them. And the Apple Watch is the bomb!
With the Fitbit, it just tracked steps. That’s still my favorite fitness feature, and I’m using it with the Apple Watch as well, but I like the fitness circles too. I’ve set myself an exercise goal of sixty minutes per day, but on the Apple Watch that exercise doesn’t count if certain criteria aren’t met. I’ve yet to determine what exactly that is. Yesterday I walked with a friend at a slower pace, and only 22 minutes of the two hours we walked recorded as exercise. I ended up taking another forty minute walk later that day to meet my goal, which gave me a total 29,253 steps for the day, or 13.1 miles.
Needless to say, I was pretty tired. But I hadn’t burned as many calories, so more steps doesn’t necessarily give me the same benefit.
This morning I was wide awake by 4am, and I left the house at six for my walk. It took me an hour and thirty five minutes to complete my 6 miles, and my exercise ring closed. I need to do more research to find out what criteria my watch needs to count a walk as exercise, and not just steps. I don’t need to be walking 30k steps a day, my old bones can’t handle that.
I also felt a little niggle that might resemble the urge to do some piecing. Maybe I’ll go pet some fabric this afternoon and see if it inspires me.