I imagine that most people consider exercise a hobby. Whether we gravitate towards group exercise classes or solo runs most of us do not get paid to do these things. We lead an active lifestyle but we also have careers to tend to. Many of us also have spouses or significant others and children that demand our attention. Perhaps that is why exercise, for us, is a necessity. We need to exercise in order to keep our sanity.
But beyond all the miles logged how do you like to spend your free time? What hobbies do you have? Are you a weekend artist or musician? Do you have a green thumb which nurtures a fabulous vegetable garden? Do you read? Knit? Sew? Build things? Fix leaky faucets? (I have a leaky faucet.)
I unexpectedly went from a full time job to a different part time job a few months ago so I have found I have more free time. Unfortunately, I have found that I am wasting this precious free time. Most days I sleep in more than I ever have before (by sleeping in I mean 9am). I still exercise 5 days a week, but I need to supplement this hobby with something else. I also read a lot, but I like to save that for right before bed otherwise I feel I am wasting daylight. I like to bake, and I make a mean cheesecake, but since it is only my husband and myself, baking needs to be kept at a minimum otherwise shopping for larger size clothing will become a new hobby.
Being that my part time hours tend to start when most of you are finishing your work day, I find I am pretty much waiting all day to go to work and I hate that. Help me lead a more productive life! :o)