I was complaining to Mom last night as I was going to bed about Dad “always suggesting the exercise bike on Thursday” and Mom’s response was “You can never do to much exercise, that you could do 15mins every day, and it still wouldn’t be enough” But then when I said “I don’t want to do over do it” and Mom said the only way I could “over do it, if I was like my sister who (either a)before viral yuck, or b)when the gyms were open) went to the gym and did 30mins every single day and on Saturdays did 20km bike ride”
This is the same Mom who wanted me to walk 30mins to the nearest gym, do about 30mins of exercise at the nearest gym, and then do walk another 30mins back to the house.
Mom’s exercise on days when she doesn’t do laundry of any kind (clothes/towels/bedsheets)and doesn’t go out is a bunch of stretching-leg stretching, arm stretching, bending down to try to touch her toes. If you add laundry day to it, its also going up and down 2 sets of stairs to take stuff down to the basement, bring stuff up, and hang it in the library.
Like I get up after 7am on Thursday mornings since the week which ended in Dec 18th. I have breakfast my Dad makes (porridge + bread PB and coffee & OJ) I get out of the car at almost every store, and I operate the cart-at all but one of those stores, we use a basket in the last one). The other week (might have been last week?) on Thursday at one of our stops (what’s another term for asking what the price of something is? it’s part of this wholesaler’s name) I was operating the cart, and going up and down aisles, in one aisle, I got cut-off by another customer, so by the time I got by them, Dad had already turned down the next aisle and was half-way up the next aisle. (the only thing I dislike about shopping is that Dad goes up and down the aisle at this particular wholesaler) so I literally had to run, to catch back up with him. And last week in our most local grocery store he “parked” me in one aisle and totally forget he left me there, until i got up with him a couple of aisles over.
Then when grocery shopping is all done-we bring the groceries home and I help take them from the car and I help take them downstairs to the basement as well And when we have as many as 6-7 bags of groceries? Oh and depending on where we park in the store parking lot, it can be as little as 5 paces between t where we parked the car or over 25-30 paces in bigger parking lots (mart of walls, or the wholesaler, or a store where i guess only super heroes shop at/s)
Yesterday, I made an extra trip to the basement since Mom and I needed more yogurt for lunch. So I took my laundry basket with clothes needing washing to the basement on my way down. And then later that day, I brought a laundry basket up to the library which Mom had left on the top of the bundle buggy in the front hall. But I did the 35+ “step excerises” between the yogurt+ fruit course and supper.
I think my Mom (and by dad) is trying to push me to do too much especially on grocery store days
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