Today was hard! I have been so dormant the last two years. Stopped working out, stopped moving in general. It is easy to become complicit in not moving. With the pandemic, the kids at home and no real activity to do it was so easy to just child and Netflix.
The result of this is I am unhappy, overweight and feel like crap all the damn time. So after much debate I decided to go play disc golf with my husband (his favorite hobby). This entailed 18 holes stretched over 3 miles of park. I walked over 8000 steps and not all flat. There were holes that were in the woods, down hills and up embankments. It was hard, but I kept my pace and even played the first 9 holes.
What I learned is that I can still move. It is going to hurt like hell tomorrow, but I can be active. It felt good to be outside and it felt better to walk over 3 miles!!!! So I am going to make weekly walking outside a habit.
I strongly recommend that if you are like me and feel stuck by this pandemic. Find a park or walking trail and at least a couple of times of week, walk a couple miles. Take some music, some water and even a healthy snack should you need it. IT WILL DO YOUR BODY AND MIND GOOD!!!!