After spending the beginning of the week tired and frustrated, today, I went for a walk. It was a simple decision really. When I took a shower this morning, I just wore exercise pants and an exercise shirt. I had no choice.
I had made the decision that after going out with my daughter, I was going to the gym. I had spent the entire morning trying to find something in the house and I was frustrated. I stopped looking, got on my car and went Pokémon hunting. As we were driving back, it occurred to me to go to this nice park about 15 minutes away where there are always plenty of Pokémon to get. As I was driving down the boulevard to get to the highway, my daughter got a Pikachu on her feed. Well, I did not have him, and that is to me, the whole point of this, so…I stopped the car in the next road, caught the thing and went to the park for a walk.
I’m sure some of you did not understand what happened in the last paragraph and that is fine. I spent 20 years acting like an adult. Now, I make time to act like a child once a week. Why? Because my sanity depends on it. I also need to make time to exercise. My health is that important. I was not really feeling the idea of going to the gym today, but going for a walk while chasing Pokémon at a safe park felt great.
I believe I’ve mentioned on previous posts that I am obese at the moment and my health is beginning to suffer. Last night, I decided to do something about it. There will be one change this time around. For a little while, I am not checking the scale. One of the things that I have noticed is that as soon as I figure out I’ve shed some weight, I sabotage myself. For the next three months, I am hiding the scale. Tonight I will check my weight as a reference and then I will put them away (yes, I have two scales).
Go for a walk. If you spend your days in an office or taking care of a loved one, take a walk. Watch a movie. Go to the theater. Take a class. Do something that has nothing to do with your life. Your sanity will thank you.
So what are you going to do to make your life better? Leave your answer below.