I hate stairs. I would do everything possible to get around them. I know I am not alone everyone hates stairs, right?
I travel a lot for business so I get to see lots of different flights of stairs. The stairs that tell you the most are those in airports…they are always empty. I know the escalator is easier with bags, kids, injuries, etc, but what about those of us that just choose the escalator for no other reason than we are lazy. Yep I said it…lazy.
I have to admit stairs are a great workout. I used 12 floors of them in college to drop my freshman 15. That was about the last time I used stairs other than if I was forced to. I don’t feel forced anymore as I seek stairs out. Each morning I try to get in 20 floors during my workout. At work I get in another 4-7 floors in the parking garage after work. I haven’t taken the elevator in our parking garage (up or down) since December. While in airports I am now the guy buzzing up the stairs (bag permitting).
You don’t have to run up the stairs…if I did that I’d probably pass out and never get anywhere. I just focus on a nice pace that elevates my heart rate a bit.
I have learned that those things I avoid while trying to drop the weight are usually the things I need most. Let’s see if the same holds true for spinach (don’t bet on that…I am not Popeye).
What are you avoiding?
Disclaimer – My doctor has cleared me for all types of exercise. He also cleared me to eat less, but that never stuck…until now.