Four weeks ago myself and my friend got our walking shoes on, to be honest we didn’t know if we’d last two days. But here we are four weeks later and alot of miles covered. Like many out there we were walking for the obvious get fit loose, some weight and after Christmas there was a few extra pounds to shift. Walking for me has always helped clear my mind so why I didn’t get out of the house sooner I don’t know.
I drop the kids to school then straight to meet my walking buddy and off we go. We walk different routes each day and some days we de-tour to the shops after the walk to do messages or just browse. Now don’t get me wrong there’s no power walking involved here it’s walking at a decent pace and having a chat as we go, solving the woes of our lives!
Most mornings I wake up and just want to go back to sleep and I feel like I was where I was three years ago, an empty hole lost with everything falling in on me. The feeling last only for a second as I see my clothes ready for me to get dressed into and I think right up and get ready for the walk. Once I’ve got out and done the walk I’m so ready for the day.
I know this all sounds a bit “La La Land” but honestly getting out for a half hour walk will make all the difference to your day. Don’t take my word for it try it yourself, honestly it will help.
Stop all the excuses I’ve to clean the floors, do the laundry, cook the dinner, tidy the kids rooms and so on, believe me that will wait and you’ll get those meanness tasks done in half the time after you’ve filled your lungs and mind with fresh air.
Look don’t take my word for it
grab your coat, hat and scarf, wrap up and go for a walk, it’s the best tonic . . .