There are just some days when getting in a walk just isn't possible. Whatever the reason, there's no time, and you just want to collapse after a day at the office, or chasing after kids, or cleaning house, or running errands, or just cuz.
Plan ahead a bit on such days. Try to speed up your walk from car to grocery store. Walk faster down that hall at work. Climb the stairs rather than take the elevator. Offer to run an errand for the boss or push the wheelchair for a patient. Help a kid pick up the twenty things you want picked up before the timer goes off. Set a 9 minute timer rather than a 10 minute one to motivate you to scrub the shower.
You get the idea. Whatever physical activity you have to do, push a little. Do it a little faster, a little harder, a little more energetically.
Such effort adds up. AND, don't forget. After you've collapsed for the day, you still have to get up to get a drink or hit the bathroom. So, stay upright and walk around your house the entire time the commercials are on. Time it if you don't believe me. There are at least 20 minutes of commercials in most 60 minute TV programs. If you walk for ONLY that 20 minutes, you've given yourself a healthy edge.
Then, sit, read your book, pet the dog, have a snack. You've gotten a bit of a workout in - and some days, that's good enough.
***************************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. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.
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