Writing can be dangerous.
On the heels of Colleen's dieting post, I will admit to you all that I'm trying to get more active. I've purchased a pedometer and I'm tracking my steps. They say to lose weight you need to walk at least 10,000 steps a day. When I started tracking, I was walking--or should I say slogging--around 2,000. And I'm pretty sure those were from walking to the refrigerator.
That's the danger of being a writer. You sit. All. Day. So now that I have this annoying little pedometer (I call it Ped) nagging me, I get up off the couch and walk. I try to walk a couple of miles on the treadmill and by doing that and being aware of my steps throughout the day, I can usually hit around 8 to 10,000.
But it's not easy. I realize I've become rather accustomed to, um, sitting. But now that I've recovered from surgery and breathing better, I'm ready to get active. I'm forcing myself to get active. I park my car away from store doors, so I have to walk. I try to take stairs when possible. I walk in step while watching TV sometimes. I pace when I'm on the phone. Sounds crazy, I know, but Ped is relentless.
Without the activity, you see, there's no chocolate. :-)
So, what do you do to stay active?
P.S. Thank you for your encouragement over the situation with my dog. As you will see on my earlier post (July 2?), we took her to the vet yesterday and said goodbye.