Isn’t it amazing how well established routines formed over a year can just go out the window over the Christmas break. I am going back to work tomorrow after a three week break and I can’t even remember what time I usually get up! Mind you we do have varying starting times so that doesn’t help. I decided yesterday that I really should start exercising regularly again so went on a few short walks. I have just returned from a long walk around my favourite area Yarra Bend park and the Merri creek and I feel a little more confident about establishing a routine. A few years ago the hospital ran a walkathon which really developed a healthy competition among staff members to walk more and exercise generally. It was a great motivator and I managed to build up to an average of 25,000 steps a day! I can’t believe I actually did that! I do remember there was little time for anything else as I all I did all day was walk. It was handy on the days I was at work as we clock up a decent amount of steps in our daily shift. I think I also walked the 5 kilometers to and from work occasionally. I do remember feeling pretty exhausted. Lucky I only work two days a week! Maybe I won’t get that carried away this time.