Aaaah Finy,you do make me smile!!! If not for your furry children,would you truly not go for walks? I would love to go walking again,with or without my Fur Babies.
I should try to find some raincoats for your darlings who obviously DO love to walk!!! At least you do manage to get to your gate before turning back!!! Hee Hee!! I must admit that my idea of housework is sweeping the room with a glance!!! So no exercise there for me either!! I have more pleasant and interesting things to do,like exercising my fore-fingers on my precious laptop keyboard!!! And smiling ,too,of course!
Until 7 years ago I would happily walk to and from work every day, but I am now crippled up with a rare form of arthritic and neuropathic disease which prevents me from walking any distance at all,and even this is done with a cane.But Oh!!! What a cane it is!!! Stunning hand carved oak set with a crystal rose, from a master carver in Ukraine! I get comments wherever I am with it!
I miss the exercise more than I can say,but such is life.I do get to potter in my beloved garden each day and this keeps me moving more freely than if I sat about all day long! I do believe that I would go totally crazy without this little bit of 'exercise' every day!! I am so much better off than many others with illness, so I can always smile.
It sounds like you have your own pain to deal with too Jonaj,at the moment which stops you walking! I miss it so much,but pottering in the garden very carefully and slowly is my new idea of 'walking' so I do it a few times a day,and tell myself how far I am getting.Ha ha ha!!! Pity you are not up in nth Qld as it is 26 and perfect for using swimming pools here! I would do this too,if not for an intense fear of water on my face and in my nose and ears after almost drowning!!! I am a real sook when it comes to swimming though I can tolerate shallow water where I am in control. Hope you get things fixed soon!
jonah -sorry to hear that -were you injured then? walking is such an easy exercise, or rather you can do it when you like and where you like.
am off now to walk my dogs if it doesnt rain for the third day in a row -poor guys, I put their leads on, get all ready, go out my door to the letterbox and turn round again as they dont have raincoats!
Oh! jonaj, that's not good at all; sorry to read about that. My thought is, are you able to get to a swimming pool, through somebody getting you there, presupposing you don't have one in backyard? That maybe the best way to exercise, in that the water supports you.
Well until I get the surgeon to operate, I am unable to do much....That won't happen soon, as it costs a lot of money...So we are in the process of discussions (both parties).
Swimming is great!...and once the warm weather comes, we have 2 amazing pools inside the complex where I live, so yes that is on the cards for late spring, early summer. :)
Aaaah..... we may not be able to walk like we used to,or want to,but at least we have legs!!! And also,while we can smile and laugh,we are getting exercise of a wonderful kind,as it is usually shared with others!!
On that note I shall head off to feast on my favourite winter food...Strawberries dipped in Nutella!!! Now THAT will get me smiling!
I adore your sense of humour!! I have to use my own daily as I am unfortunately unable to do all the things I used to enjoy so much due to a shockingly painful illness.What a Culture Shock I had,but I have learned how to exercise 2 of my fingers when I learned how to tap out emails on my computer!! Ha Ha Ha!!!!
Do give a pat to your fur baby for me!! I have dogs as cats make me sneeze, even though I love them!! My own Furry Children make me laugh so much as they try to be human. Life is indeed good!!
Hi Jules! Thank you! The 'Most Spoilt Cat of 2014' purrs thanks for the pats! He's a rescued SP Siamese, & just loves to play, get smooches, cuddles & hugs, as they do!
I used to breed & own Welsh Pembroke Corgi's! They WERE human! My last started 'talking' to me the moment I stopped the car; she'd go on for about 20mins 'telling' me all that had happened during the day, whilst I at work!
I still miss her, as now gone since 2000, with kidney failure. She was15half, & very much loved. I carry photo of her in my wallet, & that picture is also on my contact cards I give out.
Yes - I walk 6-10 kms a day. Started doing this as a way of organising my thoughts after my husband died and I found it to be very therapeutic. The added bonus was I lost 17 kgs. I also do personal training now and tai chi occasionally. Never thought I would ever say this as I have never been a "gym bunny", but I really enjoy walking - it gets the endorphins working!
Yes . . . . and I am telling you this because I am very proud of myself. Six weeks ago I took the decision to cut out sugar and bread and to exercise every day. My doctor is so pleased with me that she is already talking about taking me off my diabetes medication. I get on my Elliptical machine every day and I have lost 3 kg so far. I am even enjoying it and staying on it longer and longer. As a serial sweet tooth and serious chocoholic, I say to you all . . . We Can Do It!
I usually walk 3 k's most weekday mornings, but I haven't walked for 5 days now, due to blisters on the back of my heels from a pr of new walking shoes, which i should have been 'wearing in' around the house, before taking them out!! I hope to be back out there in 3 days time though.
Just found this question again, & the answer is still No, as I've been 2 lazy to walk on my own the last 2 days & the 2 days before that, it was raining. My friend has now gone away for 4 days. I'm supposed to be going out on the 5th day from now, so we'll walk again on the 6th day, but rain is expected for the next 6 days. If I knew how to put music onto my iPod, I would walk on my own!