I have settled into a good workout routine. Early cirkelfys class on Tuesday mornings before work; lunchtime class Thursdays at lunchtime; other non-organized non-scheduled physical exercise on weekends.

The routine is essential. The routine is what actually makes the workouts happen. If I didn’t have the regular classes, I’m sure I’d fall off the wagon pretty quickly. There are always important tasks that need doing at work, always other hobbies to spend time on in the afternoon or evening, always a reason to sleep that extra hour in the morning.

The other thing I have settled into is an almost-permanent mild soreness. The workouts always give me slightly sore muscles, and with two days between classes there isn’t enough time for it to pass before the next class. It’s just enough to remind me that I’ve had a workout, not so much that it actually bothers me.