I'm sitting in front of Starbucks watching a line of cars wait in the packed drive-thru — and absolutely no one is getting out of their car to walk into the store!
If you're going to consume a whopping 470 calories (I am not making this up) in your favorite Mocha Choca Lata Yaya, at least park your car and walk 20 steps into the store to buy it!
When I was a kid, I would ride my bicycle by myself pretending to drive from Howard Beach in New York City where I grew up to the Hamptons way out on Long Island.
I used all the driveways on my block as pretend exit ramps off the infamous Belt Parkway (not realizing it was the Long Island Expressway that actually would have gotten me there).
Pretty creative, huh?
I would spend hours doing this…and never once did I intend to be “working out” or “exercising.”
I was “playing” and pretending to drive…something we need to do a lot more of as adults! (That is, playing and pretending! Don’t pretend to drive when you are really driving, please.)
Now it seems that getting people to move is as difficult as, uh, getting a baby to sit still. (Yeah, I have my work cut out for me.)
It’s pretty scary that as adults we consider walking to be an extracurricular activity or a “work out” (are you kidding me?) rather than just a part of our daily routine like eating, working, brushing our teeth, texting or playing words with friends.
Herein lies the challenge of that kind of lifestyle: You want to eat like you always did (and most of my contemporaries have no problem with that), but you bitch and moan about parking too far from the store or even having to walk into a store.
OY! How did we get so lazy and lose the willingness to move our assets?
Stay tuned for more of my rants on this subject — right here on my blog and also in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank!