Since this weeks theme seems to have become about fitness, lets talk a little bit more about it.
Like all good things in life, you can’t go from zero to a hundred immediately. Instead, it’s about constant, consistent improvement.
Yes things go up and down, but there is a distinct trend upwards. And the more steps I take, the easier it is for me to improve.
The last point on that chart was mostly achieved through a session in the hotel gym, here.
I have been using walking as a training piece to allow me to better transition to running. And the result was fantastic. I could run!
Previous attempts to get back on the horse of the running game have been fraught by a lack of stamina. But, today was different. I was able to go on and on. I took a few walking breaks on the treadmill, but most of my hour of training was spent running.
Whilst we are wired to expect fast results, the truth is we have to attack the problem of fitness one step at a time. And before you know it, a month has gone by and you get the above kind of result.
Here’s my distance trend:
As expected, this has increased. I didn’t even know I was walking around 6-7 miles a day recently. It didn’t even feel like it.
How did I do it?
I walk twice a day. Once at 7am (I’ve wanted to become an early riser for a while, and I’ve locked in this habit now), and again at about 7pm. Each walk is about an hour at my regular pace.
And that’s it.
The only thing I did notice was that my feet started hurting. Transitioning to some good running shoes has helped with that. Problem solved.
The next stage is about compounding. If I keep this up, where will I be in 3 months, 6 months?
But, it’s all about the commitment everyday, the tiny successes, and the constant strive to improve and grow.
That’s how you see the results across a longer timeline.
Your body is an amazing thing. The more you use it, the more it reacts and gets yourself ready to do more of the same, but better.
This same process works in reverse.
So, always strive to be doing.
How have you found your efforts to get more active? Let me know in the comments.
KG Heath is a health tech professional, author, and lifestyle blogger. You can download his debut novel here for free.