Some of you know and will have seen that my wife and I celebrated 25 years of marriage this year. We celebrated by going to Kenya including a safari.
It was awesome and you can see some of the highlights on some of the posts on this blog.
We took hundreds of photos and videos.
This past weekend, we watched the videos. We plugged the camera into the TV, cup of tea in hand, sat back and watched.
I was shocked by what I saw!
Shocked by what?
How fat I looked!
I know they say TV adds 10 pounds to you but, boy, I really looked over weight!
You see not that long ago, I used to walk at least 2 miles a day, walking to and from work.
I’ve given up the corporate world and no longer have to walk to work.
Well, in fact, that’s a lie. I do walk to work. From one bedroom to another (my office). Takes all of 5 seconds.
I’d turn on the pc.
Check and read all my emails.
Check my blog visitors’ stats.
Visit the forums I am a member of and answer some questions, perhaps, post some of my own questions.
Scan my Twitter accounts.
Check my favourite blog sites to see if I’d like to comment.
That could take up to an hour.
Then I’d walk downstairs, make my first cup of coffee, walk back upstairs and back in front of the PC. Back to work…writing blog posts, marketing, learning new blogging ideas, creating products…all the normal things.
No daily exercise!
I purchased one of those pedometers to check how many steps I was doing in a normal working day.
That’s about 500 meters!
Don’t get me wrong, my wife and I go ballroom and Latin dancing twice a week. We play badminton once a week. I also, normally play tennis once a week, so I am getting some exercise.
But it’s the walking to and from work that I’ve missed and that’s what I am blaming my weight explosion on.
So now, instead of turning on the PC and checking my emails…I go for a walk.
I pretend I am walking to work and walk a couple of miles before I start.
Now I aim to reach 6,000 steps on my pedometer each day. That way I know I am walking 3 miles each day.
If I don’t reach it my 6pm, I go for another walk until I do.
It makes me do that little bit extra exercise.
What do you do before staring work?