Thursday, October 16, 2008

Better Health, Cleaner Air

My current fitness level is not at its best. I know it and I can feel it! I used to spend my lunch breaks doing some sort of exercise (swimming, running, walking, etc.). But lately you’ll find me mostly at my desk. And at home you’ll find me on the couch a lot.

Days of 1 hour plus lunch breaks are long gone. Midday is now no longer an option. My work load just would not allow for it any more. Evenings would have been good but my home commitments are more important. I have no choice but to exercise in the morning.

I have gone “green” lately by taking public transport to work. To make it on time I have to be on the bus by 7am. If I’m going to get involved in some fitness activity I would have to be up by 5am at the very latest. That is too early! It would not be sustainable.

What is it then that I could do that will save me precious minutes and improve my fitness at the same time? My solution, WALK TO WORK! Every stride improves my fitness and brings me a step closer to my office. And the other bonus, it’s “green”!

I live approximately 11++ kilometres from my workplace which means I still have to be up pretty early. According to whereis.com it should take me almost 4 hours to walk! 4 HOURS! Who’s crazy enough to do that! It’s good I did not consult this website before I decided. Otherwise, I would have been discouraged immediately.

I am happy to report though that it took me less than 2 hours to walk to work. It would have been quicker if I did not stop to take some photos for this blog. Plus, on this first venture I had with me quite a heavy bag (with my work clothes and toiletries) which slowed me down even more. I expect the succeeding ones to be much quicker as they would be planned better.

If you have other fitness suggestions please feel free to comment…

2 comments:

Lawrence said...

2 hours bro!.. that's an admirable feat, however, i think you're leaving yourself open to fatigue if you're going to do that everyday. Why not try walking to or from a bus stop? The UK gov't is encouraging people to get off the bus a stop early and walk the rest of the way.

kidpawan said...

Di naman everyday pare. I'll do it twice a week siguro...

I know i need to do something. I've been focused on food too much lately...