So as soon as I got up today I did another round of those functional exercises. The abdominal crunches really kill me; I've been totally neglecting that area of my body for most of my life. But strengthening my core is very important.
If I accomplish nothing else during my time away from work, I want to be able to say that I truly got fit, which is more than just a number on the scale. All those miles of walking on hilly San Francisco streets gave a false sense of accomplishment; once I was used to the effort, it no longer challenged me. I need to go outside of my comfort zone to get real results.