Week 17, day 5
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Starting week 2 of the 5% Challenge so will blog about my plans to improve my fitness plan today. Exercise is unfortunately, not my favourite occupation. Given the choice I would much rather snuggle down in a comfy chair with my Kindle or a good book. However, too much of that in the past is what has led to my obesity.
I always have been fairly active, because it is a necessary part of keeping the house and garden going, but moving to a village which doesn't have a big supermarket means using the car for the weekly shop rather than getting on my bike a few times a week. Part of the reason for having a dog is to get in plenty of walks with her, but even that often got left to DH, who suffers from arthritis and wants to keep active. There is nothing really to stop me getting up early and doing it myself and then she would get two walks a day, which would go down a treat with her. Part of what holds me back doing that, is again, laziness - I go to bed too late to get up early enough and then there is always something more important to do.
My goal this week, is to get to bed earlier and be up by 7 in order to take Daisy for a walk before I get caught up in everything else that goes on. I made a good start this morning by getting out by 8 and got in 5,000 of my 10,000 daily steps target.