That's it! I'm walking away from it all!
No, I'm not giving up on my weight loss efforts. I'm walking away... from my former self. Not figuratively... literally.
About a month and a half ago, I started taking daily (or almost daily) walks around my neighborhood or in the middle of the day at work. It started as small walks, but now I walk about 2.5 miles a day. This has significantly helped with my weight loss. So quite literally, I'm walking away from it all.
My daily walks have had some unintended results as well. It seems to have significantly impacted my sleep cycle and how I wake up... for the better! Starting a few weeks after beginning my walking routine, I started to wake up earlier and earlier. I've never been an early riser in my life and now I find myself willfully waking up at 6:00 am. I sleep much better now and I don't need to keep hitting the snooze button.
I've also never been one to be excited about exercise, but that has also changed. I now find myself excited to take my daily walk. It gives me a chance to think, relax and slow down. Perhaps it's fatherhood. Perhaps it's middle age. But it has become one of the favorite parts of my day!