Operation: Get Off Your Lazy Butt And Go For A Walk

Okay, I’m lazy. I always have been, it isn’t a new revelation. I have to force myself to be active. I’d rather sleep.

So when I started missing kettlebell classes and noticed that hiking has fallen off I knew I had to do something. I started feeling crummy and thought it was what I was eating so I changed that up a bit more. Nah, it was more of my lethargic attitude getting in my way.

imageOn the 5th I decided I needed to do something active every day. 30 minutes minimum. Stupid right? And by “active” I generally mean not playing Kingdoms of Amalur on the xbox for 6 hours after work. I can take 30 minutes out of my day right? 30 minutes for a walk? Jeeze, I can do that.

So I started it right after the holiday. I keep shoes in my car and we have trails right outside the office building door that go around the bay. Hell, I even bought a hat since it’s been sunny around here (wtf?). The goal is to go for a walk every day I don’t have a kettlebell workout. Or maybe plan a hike soon. The first few days really hurt my hip. So bad that I thought that something was seriously wrong. But it’s been better and I’m feeling better. Sunday I even went out after 10pm in order to get my walk in.

Don’t know what I’m going to do yet about the rain when it comes. Right now I don’t want to formally say I have to go to the gym or something else restrictive. Right now I want to focus on the fact that I’m actually going on walks consistently (okay 4 in a row right now, went to kettlebells last night) and it helps make me feel better.

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I'm Shannon and I love to bake, hike, play video games and have fun. I currently live in the Bay Area with my husband and cat.


  1. I’ve been feeling the same way. Sunday I bought a trail bike and took it out for a spin near a local lake with Eddie and Zoey. I haven’t been on a bike in 20 years! It was great, and I’m pretty sure I met a new muscle group I never knew I had. I do feel better.

  2. after inhaling a kakao marshmallow pie yesterday the dog got a walk… I didn’t nearly burn off the calories but at least I got out.

  3. This post has inspired me. I tend to lean towards the lazy side as well. Being active isn’t my normal got to “happy” place. I’ve been trying to get motivated to exercise more. If I take baby steps I think that will help.

    Today I did walk for about 30 minutes. At least I’m heading down a good path.

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    1. See? I think that’s perfect. I had this thing about walking not being exercise but it is honestly. And being active even a little bit each day is so very healthy. I just gotta make sure I follow through!

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