Hi folks! I am so excited about all of us pushing/pulling/dragging each other along - and also proud at the progress so many have already made. Special kudos to our friends who are continuing smoke-free. There are some days we just need to know we're not in this exercise/wellness thing alone.
I started off this weekend thinking about all the roadblocks I put up trying to avoid exercise. The first one is not doing it first thing in the morning (for me - you may not be a morning person!) I secretly know that if I don't do it first thing, I'll make up some pretty impressive sounding excuses later in the day when I'm too tired and dinner needs to be on the table.
So I put my biking clothes out last night and packed my backpack so I have my work clothes, makeup, etc. ready to take with me to work. No excuses (well, I'm sure I can come up with one, but it'll take more work than just going and doing it now lol.)
What are your roadblocks? Not being able to motivate in the morning? Not having time? You're a 12 hour shift worker and it just feels like you CAN'T on your work days? Family not as supportive of your efforts? How can we get around these things?
All the magazines are right, tho - if we just start out walking - putting one step in front of the other, it's a start and we can build from there. We're all going to start at different levels, but we're all here to support each other
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far." Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)