With the “Light The Night Walk” quickly approaching I’ve come to the realization that I’m not just out of shape. I’m really, really out of shape. The walk is only a few miles long, but I’m definitely going to need to prepare for it!
So today I set out with my trusty pedometer (love that thing) and took a walk…nothing too crazy, just a walk. My first thought was:I wonder how far I can go. It’s been soo long since I’ve done anything close to working out.For a moment my plan was to just walk and walk and walk until I felt like I was going to collapse, see how far I made it and then call for a ride assuming I’d be too worn out to make it back. That was a ridiculous and luckily fleeting thought. I decided to keep it simple and stick to a couple miles, besides it was hot out.
The walk went well. It would have been better if I wasn’t wearing flip flops and had chosen a route a little more scenic than a busy street in Peabody, but nonetheless it started out just fine. The further I walked the better I felt. It was liberating even! Even though I wasn’t doing anything along the lines of strenuous I still count it as “working out”…pedometer clipped on, water bottle in hand, walking at a somewhat fast pace :)…yeah, working out.
When I reached about a mile I decided to turn around and go back totalling at 2 miles. The amount of calories I burned probably levels out to about half of a bagel that I ate this morning haha but it’s okay. I even broke a sweat…though that was probably because the sun was beating down on me. All and all it was a success and I’m definitely going to get back into the routine of working out! Next stop gym.