So Sunday night I was sitting in my papasan chair, nibbling on some Munchos and flipping through the channels, lazy as can be. I came upon this show that’s filmed inside an obesity clinic.
If you want something to make you get up off your lazy ass, put the chips away and move, watch one of those shows. These poor people can’t walk on their own, but they’re working to get themselves back into shape, while there I sit, eating chips and being a schlub.
So I got up, put the chips away, found my iPod and drove over to Lake Arlington. It’s 2 miles around the lake. I popped the headphones in and walked. I found a pretty good pace and make it around in about 25 minutes. I would have done another lap but it was starting to get dark, their were clouds coming in and I didn’t fancy getting stuck halfway around in the dark, in a downpour. I was very proud of myself for getting up and moving for a while. Best part was, after I was finished walking and got back into my car, I could feel my muscles twitching when I was still. My bum was doing the Charleston all the way home.
Yesterday, after work, I spent the drive home debating whether or not to stop again. I pass the lake every day, so it isn’t even out of my way. But it was raining. On and off, drizzling and pouring. But I stopped, pulled out an umbrella and set off. A quarter of the way around it stopped raining. Halfway around the clouds started to break up. By the time I was finish the weather was starting to look nasty again, but the important thing was that I go my walk in for the day.
I’m looking forward to my walk tonight. Care to join me?