Picture this: I’m headed to our nearby shopping center with the intentions of going to the bank, UPS, and finally the grocery store. I drop off my packages at UPS and head back to the car.
When I reach the car I click the alarm to unlock the doors. That’s when I realize I am planning to DRIVE the 50 feet to the bank. I haven’t even considered walking. The worse part? After I realize how lazy I am becoming I actually stand there and continue to ponder whether or not it is too far to walk. Seriously.
In my head there was this great internal conflict, “Well, it’s only a few feet away” vs. “Gah, It’s getting hot outside!” The people in the parking lot must have thought I was upside my mind. I’m literally just STANDING by my car with a very confused look on my face. I could have walked to the bank, twice, in the time I spent debating my options.
Eventually I womaned up, turned the car alarm back on and walked across the parking lot to the bank. And you know what? It felt good. Really good.
I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but I obviously get too comfortable in my sedimentary lifestyle. Wake up, sit in front of the computer, drive to work, sit in front of the computer, come home, eat dinner, sit in front of the computer. You’ll notice there is a trend of sitting in my daily routine.
So inspired by all the moving going on at Breakfast Banter I’m going to do some moving of my own. Literally.
May I present… Stesha’s Moving Checklist:
1. Limber up. It is amazing what a good stretch can do during the workday. Thankfully I’m in a location where no one is going to make fun of me for standing up once in a while and taking a stretch. If you don’t have that luxury, even a couple of neck stretches can make all the difference.
2. Dress up. You know who you are… you get home and go straight for the PJs. Oh right, that’s still me. But seriously, once I’m in my pajamas I’m motivated to do one thing: sleep. So from now on, even if I’m blogging I’m going to be doing it in workout attire. I’ve read that wearing workout clothing can subliminally encourage the body to move differently. It’s an easy fix and let’s face it … any kind of movement would be a vast improvement in my life.
3. Woman up. Seriously Stesha, driving to different businesses in the same shopping center? There are no words. So if you’re hanging out with me and you wonder why all of a sudden I’m parking at the very back of the lot with the men who can’t stand the thought of having a cart crash into their beloved car, you’ll know why. Operation walk is on.
We’re going to stop with three goals for now, mainly because I don’t want to encourage another great internal conflict. But what do you think? How do you inspire yourself to MOVE?