I spend much of my day at a computer. I think my longest stretch without getting out of my chair was about ten hours.  I’m one of those people you have to force outside during the week.  Can anyone relate?

The funny thing is when I step outside, I instantly feel better (weather not withstanding).  I breathe deeper in sunlight.  I smile more outdoors.  And yet, one of the most challenging parts of my day is getting enough fresh air.

So here’s today’s pledge for myself: Today, I will take a walk to nowhere for a few minutes.


I will get outside more

So on that note, here’s to you and I getting outside and seeing the world—whether it’s our backyard, our neighborhood, a favorite trail, or even a nearby farmer’s market. 

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PLEDGE QUESTION: How will you get outside?

{ 27 comments… add one }

Donna January 11, 2014, 4:48 am

I spent a Month in San Diego 2 1/2 years ago and walked everywhere, including Balboa Park.
Since I came back East, my walking is sporadic–depends on the weather, and we get a lot of
cold weather here in the East. Even my regular exercise has gone down to nothing.
So, despite the fact that it will be pouring rain out today, I am going out and getting things
Not quite hiking, but I am getting out. Also, started my morning with Gilad. He got me moving.
I, too, like to spend my time playing games on my laptop.


Susan January 11, 2014, 7:10 am

I am going to a Metro Park today to complete an obstacle course, even in the rain. I need to stop letting this dreary weather keep me down and inside!


beth January 11, 2014, 7:50 am

Today is a work day for me, but conveniently, I tend to walk down the block for the Saturday special for lunch every week. So I will at least have a five minute walk over my lunch break (and we finally have sun and above-freezing temps, however briefly)! And then, assuming the work day goes as planned, a 20-30 minute walk-jog on the treadmill after work. Even if I spend another month on Week 1 of my C25k program, it’s still making progress!


Kendra January 11, 2014, 8:44 am

I will bundle up to get outside.


Peggy Peterson January 11, 2014, 9:01 am

I plan to go out and enjoy the beautiful acre of land we’ve been blessed with and then walk to the organic farm/market down the road.


chantal January 11, 2014, 9:29 am

I plan to go sledding today.


susan January 11, 2014, 10:11 am

I will walk the dogs I am keeping for someone.


Marianne January 11, 2014, 10:24 am

I will swim today at my gym’s outdoor pool.


Avril January 11, 2014, 10:30 am

I will go out more with my kids and show them the world outside.


Becky January 11, 2014, 11:51 am

I will spend more time playing with my dog outside and filling my bird feeders and birdbath for the poor freezing birds!


Angie January 11, 2014, 1:22 pm

I will take a walk outside with my daughter.


Diana January 11, 2014, 5:26 pm

Even though I felt sick and wanted to lay in bed all day, I got outside and moving with my daughters and husband.


Anne January 11, 2014, 5:52 pm

Today’s walk was on the elliptical, as we too watched the rain fall all day. Dreaming of spring sunshine gives me motivation!


Tisa January 11, 2014, 6:55 pm

I commit to not always take a close parking spot. But to park out farther and get more steps in my day.


Joanne January 12, 2014, 2:06 am

I will walk my dog in the park today.


Annette January 12, 2014, 7:53 am

This one is easy for me. DH and I moved into a new home this past April, 2013, and it is smack dab in the middle of 7.2 acres of the prettiest land we have ever seen. And our home has a wrap around deck. So all I have to do, and I do it everyday, is open the Kitchen door and step outside. Even when the weather isn’t great, just for a breath and feel of fresh air. And the view, Oh My!


M. January 12, 2014, 10:52 am

I will walk my doggie and make a point to talk to my neighbors. It’s one of our favorite things to do.


Jacqueline January 12, 2014, 5:10 pm

I got outside yesterday with the dog – we walked around the yard and just sat outside enjoying the sunshine and breeze of Winter in the Caribbean. It was absolutely wonderful. So wonderful, that we did it again today. 🙂


Sonia January 13, 2014, 12:21 pm



suzanne morris January 14, 2014, 6:42 am

5:30 AM running with running buddies


Carol January 14, 2014, 10:41 am

I will walk to the end of the block and back.


Amanda Jane Brown January 15, 2014, 9:18 am

It is so very hot here and so we just came back from a walk in the dark ,it’s 3.30 am . My little girl was so excited and the moon and the breeze were heavenly . We love the night .


Sarah Henneberry January 19, 2014, 5:02 pm

After some cabin fever, my kids and I walked the Zoo for two hours. My kids loved to have the opportunity to run around and get some exercise 🙂


Su January 20, 2014, 1:14 pm

Even though my “getting outside” is to shovel snow and thaw out a frozen sump pump discharge pipe, I’m trying to look at it positively and say it’s a way to get outside!


regina January 24, 2014, 9:03 pm

To take my dogs on more walks!


Jennifer November 10, 2014, 8:55 am

I will walk to all of my appointments today.


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