After a long, shall we say, hiatus, I have started my walking regimen again. I walk with an old friend three days a week and with my DH on the weekend. I know it is good for me and I always feel glad I did it but getting out there is a whole other story.
I could put out about a million excuses of why I didn't go for a long time but I'm sure nobody wants to hear them. If my friend can't go for one reason or another?? OH, that's alright...of course, I don't mind! I just dodged the bullet! YAY!!
Why don't I find walking more fun? Well, I hate the sweat. Yes, that's right. If I walk then I need another shower or at the very least I need to drink a gallon of water afterwards. I get sick of the showers and blowdrying my hair so it is easy to just say no.
All the ladies' magazines talk about how to lose weight by walking. Somehow that never seems to work for me. I don't pack on the pounds when I am walking but I don't lose or tone up that much for that matter. I guess I could carry weights like an old neighbor of ours used to do(we jokingly called him Heavy Hands) but I don't want anyone to mock me out like that. Maybe if I lost or toned up from walking I would be more inspired to do it.....well, probably not.
When I walk with my friend, we talk and joke the whole time but I still feel those last few minutes and wish they were over faster than they are. Sometimes, DH and I get carried away and then we are further from home when I get to the "I can't stand this any more" part and then I am really dragging after we get back.
I want to be healthy. I really do. Isn't there a way to do it without all this walking stuff?