Because I want to get back into the swing of things, I think I need to start setting myself intermediate goals & challenges, to keep me working towards losing weight and getting fit.
So I decided, not only should I aim to do some exercise everyday, I plan to walk 100 km in the month of August.
Over 30 days that's an approximate of 3.33 km a day. Another way to look at it, is if every second day I go for a full 1 hour walk, I'm covering 6km. I feel I can do it. I want this on top of going to the gym.
I'm starting with wearing my pedometer at work tomorrow. I have an outdoor event that is going to go on all day (7.30am - 5.30 pm) and I know I'll be shattered, so I won't go to the gym, but I will go on a walk in the evening. I may even be able to convince Imogen to come with me.
Imogen is a work colleague of mine who lives nearby. We both slacked off over the last two months, but on the weekend we went out for a walk, both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Over the two days we walked for 1h45m - a total of 8 km. So, idependently, we each came up with the decision to get back into fitness/losing weight. Imogen's not much of a gym goer, at least not at the moment, so walking sounds like a plan! We even discussed cycling in the morning before work - but it's cold and dark at 5.30 in the morning. It's Winter. 5.30am in Winter is not walking (or cycling) time. Maybe. If in a week or two the cold snap passes, the sun will be rising earlier, I might be convinced.
Am I just coming up with excuses to get out of doing exercise, rather than finding ways to incorporate and increase my exercise & movement every day? Eurgh. Losing weight and getting fit is hard. And it's only like that, because I let myself get so unfit and unhealthy. If I hadn't ignored the way I was treating my body, I wouldn't be having this issue right now. I've only brought it upon myself, and I only I can change it.