But can you WALK the talk?

You have a day off, don’t you?

If you don’t, then you need to. There’s no way that you can work 365 DAYS A YEAR without at least ONE DAY OFF! Let’s just say that you have a day off tomorrow, now what? You can be like EVERYONE ELSE or you can be DIFFERENT! Here’s what a lot of people do on their days off:

Don't be like him!

  • Sleep
  • Wake up to grab a snack
  • Sleep some more
  • Think about getting up to grab dinner, but….
  • Rather stay in bed and Sleep!

So if you haven’t caught on by now, a lot of people like to sleep on their days off. There’re are SO MANY, let me say it again, SO MANY things that you could do on your day off from work. For example you could:

Quality Family Time

Quality Family Time

  • Spend time with the family.
  • Go Workout – always a solid choice!
  • Play baseball with friends and family.
  • Go Swimming if it’s nice enough outside.
  • Go on a walk with your dog or a friend. One of my favorites.
  • I love to go running, go on walk and hike with Scout. (He’s my dog if you haven’t read about him yet.) I mean realistically you should on a run or walk more than once a week. The guidelines made by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention say that you should either get 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. However, if you are just starting out 10-minutes at a time should do the trick. They want you do go for a 10-minute brisk walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week which will give you the 150-minutes of moderate-intensity activity you need.I know even that sounds like a lot, but hey, going as often as you can is better than never going at all. I know a lot of people that are given a massive and vigorous workout routine and decide not to do it because they would rather not start it than fail. Failure is part of Success! Nothing is life comes easy, NOTHING!

    I’ll admit it, I don’t even get the 150-minutes required each week, but I do go usually go for a 15-minute hike in the morning and in the evening with Scout.

    Someone's a bit anxious to get on the trails.

    Someone’s a bit anxious to get on the trails.

    I have a lot of fun on these hikes with Scout. He’ll usually stay with me until he sees birds, or his favorite, squirrels, but what can I do, he’s a dog. We’ll usually go on a light job for about 15-minutes then head back home were he get’s him morning meal with some peanut butter (his favorite).

    I’m not saying that you have to have a dog to go on trails. Grab a friend or relative and hit the trails. San Marcos is home to some of the most beautiful trails I’ve seen, and you haven’t been on the trails then you haven’t experienced the real San Marcos.

    A Selfie with Scout.

    A Selfie with Scout.

    The best part of these walk are they take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Walking and hiking on your days off are the best, but you don’t have to have a day off from work to go on these trails. If you only have an hour to get to work then go on the trails and take a quick shower before your shift.

    Happy pup on the trails.

    Happy pup on the trails.

    That's what I call a "pooped pup."

    That’s what I call a “pooped pup.”

    Everyone leaves the trails with a smile on their face. Scout’s smiling because he got to chase some squirrels and rabbits, and I’m happy because I got my cardio in for the day.

    Okay everyone, you know what to do. Go hit those trails. Good Luck!

    “You play the game, you play it straight, you play it by the rules, you do everything you’re supposed to, and you’re gonna die screaming anyway. There’s no point in not trying to accomplish every stupid, frigin dream I’ve got!” – Kevin Smith (better known as Silent Bob)


One thought on “But can you WALK the talk?

  1. The sleep on your day off thing is so true! Nice content, really makes me want to get out and be more active. Maybe I should get a dog haha so i’d have some motivation to go on a nice walk on a trail. Great post with good info and the CDC recommendations are a nice touch.

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