These Boots Were Made For Walking

Crook of Lune July 2015

It’s no secret that I’m not super fit. In fact, I’m not really fit at all. When I got walking with Jonny he’s the one springing ahead up a hill like a mountain goat whilst I scramble behind, on my hands and knees, gasping for breath.

However, because I’m a size 10 people assume that I exercise or at least do something to look after myself. Apart from eating a relatively healthy diet  (lets not mention the amount of wine and gin that gets consumed in our house) I don’t do anything to keep myself healthy.

With turning 30 on the horizon I decided to do something about this. I’d had enough of being the teacher who can’t keep up with the kids during PE lessons. So I bought a Fitbit with the hope that it would give me the kick up the arse that I needed to get moving.

It arrived on Saturday and so far I’ve proudly managed to notch up 10,000+ steps a day. This doesn’t sound like a lot, and I (arrogantly) assumed I’d cover most of this being on my feet at work all day. WRONG! To hit my daily target I’ve been having to go for a decent length walk after work each day too.

This hasn’t been a bad thing. The village we live in has a beautiful walk alongside the River Lune and I’ve been enjoying heading along there with my earphones in. Taking an hour for myself each day has been lovely, and has definitely been helping create a calmer head space after less than calm days at school.

The nice weather is obviously helping the walking, but I really want to keep this up. I’ll let you know how I get on, and if there’s an improvement in how I feel after a longer spell using the Fitbit. Fingers crossed it’s a healthy habit I can keep up!

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