Since the clocks changed last weekend, I’m really starting to feel the shorter days. It used to be that it was light for an hour or more after I finished work, but this week the sun has already begun to set before I finish.
It’s tempting to be less active when it’s dark and cold, but I feel that I need to fight the temptation to skip my daily walk.
The best option would be to switch my daily walk from after work to lunchtime. That way I get to see daylight, and I can go to the park. However it’s sometimes not easy to find the time during the day to take a decent break – particularly when I have back-to-back meetings – so that might not work every day.
If I can only get out in the evenings, I need to commit to myself to do it every day. After all I have two dogs are are always keen for a walk, so I have no excuses. And even though it’s not safe to go to the park after dark, there are plenty of well-lit walking routes in surrounding streets.
I know it will be good for me to keep active over the winter months. Not just for my weight loss, but also for my mental health. I find walking a very mindful activity. I often spend the time mulling over work or personal problems.