Captain's Log: 03172008 Day #16 of 30 Total Walk Time: I think 20-ish minutes
Confession time. The only walking I did yesterday was to my car and through Whole Foods to buy some grub. While there, I took a picture of some purple asparagus called Purple Haize. Cool, huh? If walking around a grocery store counts as walking then I did about 20-ish minutes. On Sunday, I walked for 10 minutes before I decided it was too cold and I was too tired because I have this insomnia thing going on and didn't sleep until 5am. My body was all jacked up the rest of the day because of the sleep deprivation.
Honestly, trying to walk every day for 30 minutes is proving much harder than I thought. When I was working on dropping those 25 lbs, I would workout 5 days a week and take 2 rest days off. I'm discovering now just how much I looked forward to those 2 days off.
So, this notion that the Healthorati say of walking every day for at least 30 minutes for the rest of my life to maintain a healthy weight is not as easy as it sounds. Don't get me wrong, I like walking and think it is really awesome exercise but to walk every day, is a lot, at least to me. If you can do it, more power to you! I applaud you. I like having my 2-3 days of non-exercise. I'll kick ass during my 4-5 workouts a week, as that is working just fine at the moment. I think the issue more than anything is variety. I need to mix it up, and I have a hard time doing the same thing day after day. We can always revisit the walking every day thing.
Coincidentally, the insomnia thing started when I started this Great Walking experiment. But we also had the time change thing a week later, and then I was stressed about getting my post on why I left my tech career finally published. I HAD to publish that post, and I'm so glad I did it because it lifted a huge load, but man-o-man the process of getting it written was like pulling teeth with my psyche.
The Inner Resistance Monster was kicking in big time. He and I duked it out several times, but I won because I told him that it really is in both our interests that I heal this work thing because it is affecting our present and causing money stress. It didn't hurt either to do a WWF Body Slam with the IR Monster to get my point across.
I said I would try and walk for 30 days so I only got 14 days left and I'm going to stick with it. When I do get outside it is fun and relaxing, and I've been having a blast taking pictures. In front of the public City Library where I live are some brick tiles with quotes. This one I thought was really cool.