Thursday, 29 December 2016
On the radio this morning there was much chat about the new thingamy from the public health people that lots of us over 40s are lazy fatties who are storing up health problems for the future. The One You initiative has launched to get lazy creatures* such as myself up and at 'em.
Seven years ago I loved exercise and did it almost everyday, then we put our house on the market and we packed away our large pieces of exercise equipment for viewings and I just got out of the habit, and I've never got back into it. So although I'm not overweight I certainly am not as active as I could or should be. A friend I know through fitness things took the One You test and she was very annoyed to have it suggest she doesn't do enough exercise and she could consider Couch to 5k. Considering she runs multiple times a week and is currently training for a marathon I can see why she was unimpressed! On the other hand, all I do is walk about and carry heavy things round the charity shop I was told I was doing well. Make of that what you will!
So we went for a walk today, walking is something I can easily do, I like doing and is sustainable for me, going to a class or to the gym just isn't my thing at all. We had a nice walk along the beach to Lytham, via Fairhaven Lake. I patted four dogs - a spaniel, a lab, something that may have been a cockerpoo and a bulldog - dogs are the main lure of beach walking.
The marshy part was very frosty, but the sun was gorgeous.
We did stop off at the pub on the way home but it doesn't alter the fact that I made the effort! Hopefully it's the first wander of many in the coming year.
*I'm only calling myself a lazy creature, not anyone else who may or may not exercise for whatever reason that may be!