No matter how much I try, I have never been consistent with my exercising routine. After a burst of enthusiastic vigor and regular pumping iron or merely huffing and puffing on the tread mill, I finally accepted that I can no longer come to terms with disciplining myself. But fears of sporting a shameful paunch or a layer of fat flab makes me at least think of exercising if not actually doing it. As if to compensate, I have begun taking long walks either with MV or ADT every night. We often traverse miles of asphalt in the dead of the night and it often doubles up as time well spent in meaningful conversation.
Couple of months ago, CNN reported that if every American walked 1500 steps every day, we wouldn’t have obesity as the number one killer amongst adults today. I am almost sure that this simple fact can be applicable to everyone around the world. Americans generally have become lazy and excessively reliant on machines and contraptions instead of doing it the simple physical way. Taking steps instead of the elevator or escalator or simply walking the 10 minutes to Wal-Mart instead of driving there in five help you cover those grand-and-a-half steps easily.
Now I think we cover more than our share of the prescribed quota and in fact might be walking around for a whole block of Americans. I have no intentions of giving that weirdly muscled Mr. Universe a run for his money but simply want to run a couple of miles without breaking into a sweat. Couple that with some pretty insightful thoughts of your peers, I guess we have something that I really have begun to enjoy.