Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A few years back, when my youngest daughter lived at home, we committed to our fitness. We started with walking, the same 2-mile route that I walk now, before work every morning and after work every evening, Monday thru Friday. We still call that "the year that we were in shape."
We also started taking yoga classes and joined a gym that summer (which becomes a whole 'nother story), but the walking habit is what got us in shape. We were darn near 100% consistent. My daughter wasn't much of a morning person, and sometimes she would say, "Can't we walk after work?" to which the answer was, yes, we're going to walk after work; and sometimes after work, I would say, "I'm too tired" and she would say, "Shut up and walk, old woman!" ( just kidding) But she made sure we kept to our commitment.
I need to get back to consistent. Even if I only walk once a day, it is still better than being sporadic. I've been probably 80% consistent, but 100% is better. And I have access to a stationary bike at home and multiple gyms for those bad-weather days.