Monday, January 5, 2009


If you find your walking routine becoming, well, routine, find a way to spice it up. Chose a destination - real or imaginary. Set a goal of miles, time, or driveways. Count the number of red cars or brown squirrels that you see. Try to see 3 more tomorrow than today. Of course, adding a friend - a walkandtalk buddy to your routine almost always takes the boredom out.

Here's a thought. If you have no walking friends available but you have a cellphone, set up a walkandtalk date with someone. Both of you can walk and talk or you can walk and talk while your friend does laundry or rides a stationary bike.
Beware of the Boring Walk! As I wrote earlier, there are some ways to assure you don't get into a rut and lose your joy in walking - or lose your motivation or momentum. It can be done!

Remember that you need to keep your Attitude positive. You might need an AA. How do you get that AOG (Attitude of Gratitude)? You adjust your Attitude (Attitude Adjustment). Don't forget to write down that one thing each day for which you are grateful. If all else fails, try to find one thing on your walk for which you are grateful - a sunny day, crisp autumn leaves, bunnies and squirrels, puddles to walk around (means no draught, right?), toddlers at the playground (or being grateful that you no longer have to wipe runny noses of toddlers)! If you look, you'll find things for which you are grateful. Write down one each day.

So, no excuses for being either a bored walker or a boring blogger. If you want to read about some aspect of walking that I haven't covered, have a suggestion of some other nature (remember to be kind), or a comment, please feel free to post it here. I'd also be happy to have people post their gratitude lists here. How cool would that be???

Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.

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