Saturday, June 15, 2013
Today I took a break from walking my usual 4 miles because I had to work 10 hours.
What I learned from not exercising...
1. I got lazy - as the day wore on, I felt lazier and tired. Any type of energy felt like a chore, a struggle just to get my butt off the chair and do some sort of work
2. I was hungrier - that could be because I was bored, lazy, and tired. The tiredness was not due to a lack of sleep.... Luckily I did not bring much food to pig out on!
3. I felt cranky - could be due to being bored, lazy, tired, and now hungry because I was bored
4. I felt caged - I was still able to go sit out on the back patio at work, which I did, and go for a car ride, which I did too... But I just felt like a caged being ready to pounce energy. I longed for going on my brisk walks and I couldn't.
Now my fears...
Once I get a new 40 hour work schedule (once I get hired somewhere...soon!), how will I combat the above feelings? Those feelings got me fat, and fatter, and fatter. It's a vicious cycle. I enjoy walking outside in the mornings and I feel that this sets me up for an amazing day. I suppose I may have to walk so very early in the mornings and watch the sunrises. But then once it turns too cold, then what?
I may join the gym and walk their track...I don't mind the treadmill but I don't think I am getting the full benefit since the "sidewalk" is moving and I am not actually propelling myself forward. I got the DVD Walking Away the Pounds and it is good but I don't think I am "walking a mile" according to the instructor. It takes me 20 minutes to walk a mile outdoors and 12 or 15 minutes with the DVD. (sigh)
Well, the good news I that tomorrow, I will go on my walks and contemplate on how I will manage my walking time once I do land that dream job! And I will also think about my plans when it turns too cold outside!