Aging won’t slow me down, inactivity will. That has been my mantra since joining the big #club40 in 2014. I vow to defy age and savor the healthiest life possible. If you recall my mini-update, I ditched meat and seafood altogether and became 100% vegetarian last year (I shared how I transitioned here); I also gifted myself a treadmill to compliment my hula-hoop and hiphop exercise. But you know what remains to be the biggest hurdle? it’s the motivation zillas! My so-called treadmill enthusiasm sort of fizzled along the way. Leaving early for work and coming home late dead tired left me no time to squeeze in an hour or two on weekdays to exercise. Twice a week (on weekends) ain’t cutting it for me.
Walk the Talk. Not too long ago, I shared what motivates me to stay active (you can read everything here). Last month, I decided to walk to work so I can have my daily dose of exercise as well as boost Vitamin D supplementation, thanks to perfect Hawaii morning sunshine! For reference, work distance is roughly 3 minute-drive, equivalent to 25 minute-walk (with my small baby steps, haha!). While I enjoyed the breeze and birds’ melodic chirps, I needed variety to break this monotony.
Bike the Talk. Not a pro here, not yet! The last time I biked was hundreds and hundreds of moons ago, I’m talking circa 90s perhaps. But as the song goes, Ain’t no mountain high enough and while I admit to feeling hella nervous on my first bike ride to work, I am more than elated to have conquered my fear of the not-so-unknown. Sweat, sweat, sweat. What a great cardio workout! Why haven’t I thought of biking early on?
I’m a work in progress obviously, here’s moi last weekend during my bike ride practice. I’m such a baby, haha!
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I will be sharing what’s on my backpack essentials next time (as if the world cares ha?)
How are you keeping up with your fitness goals?