The bad thing about not driving is a good thing.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I don't drive. Not because I don't have a car, even though I don't (though my partner does), and not because I can't, cos I have driven before, and owned cars.
The reason I don't drive is because it freaks me out, but that's something for a different post.
The point I'm coming to is that since I don't drive that means I have to either walk, bus, taxi or get a ride from someone. Since I'm not made of money taxis are out. Buses can be can be unreliable, don't always go to where you want, or aren't necessary for shorter distances, so they're out more often that not. And I don't think it's fair on my friends to always be asking them for rides, so I don't really ask for them unless it's important or an emergency.
That leaves walking. And like I have previously mentioned in other blog posts with walking my daughter to pre-school and back that equates to about 2 hours walking a day, 3 days a week.
This is something I have to do. I have to take her to pre-school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. And I have to pick her up in the afternoons as well. No matter what, that is what I do.
The only bad thing is that I even have to do it when it's cold, wet and windy.
Then again..... Who could ask for better motivation to keep up the exercise?
I can't give in to any excuses; "I'm too tired", "It's too cold and/or wet outside", "I just can't be bothered today", "I have a wee bit of a sore foot". I can't let the excuses win because then I would be letting my daughter down, and hampering her education.
In another 7 months she will be starting primary school (OMG that is getting too close), and then I will be walking her there 5 days a week. Sure, it probably wont be as far as I walk now, but something is better than nothing.
Now if only I could apply that kind of motivation to other aspects of my life.