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Escape from Couch Island

Updated on September 19, 2013
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Life Beyond the Couch

It is very hard to get off the couch but we must try and make a point of getting up and finding something healthier to do. A great way to get some exercise is to go for a walk perhaps with your partner, dog or both. This is what I myself have been doing recently in trying to get myself myself off my comfy couch for awhile each day. Many people today are getting stranded on what I call "Couch Island" finding it very difficult to find an escape from it. Going for a walk is a low impact form of exercise; it is probably the best and safest way to start getting some exercise. If you have not been very active for a very long time you must ease into adding some exercise to your regular routine.

Out of Shape

Being out of shape is hard on our bodies in so many different ways which has a negative impact on our overall health. I myself am so overweight right now by approximately 70lbs. Some people believe having a start date helps them to commit; if you are this type of person then pick a start date. I find setting a date is a good way to get you in the right frame of mind. I personally prefer to do this as I find if I don't pick a specific date to start dieting,exercising or both I will keep putting it off. We must find a system that will work for each and everyone of us; something that is going to give us the incentive we need to get active instead of heading to the couch more out of a bad habit than anything else.

Lifestyle Change

Picking that start date and marking it on the calender can be the start to a good lifestyle change. As far as eating habits go this is another area that it is good to try and improve. When we get stranded on our couches we tend to eat junk food such as chips and dip and sweets such as anything made of chocolate. I believe when we are trying to make changes in our lives it is important to set goals that are within reach; or taking small baby steps that are heading in the right direction. If we make a regime for ourselves that is too brutal the chances of quitting become far higher verses small changes slowly giving our bodies a chance to adjust to to the new lifestyle change. This big escape from the couch will be both physically and mentally challenging to our bodies as they have become so used to hanging out on Couch Island. It will take some time to adjust to a more active lifestyle. If you are also planning an escape from the couch just remember to be patient as "Rome wasn't built in a day". Personally speaking I know it is going to take more than a day to change my lifestyle from an unhealthy one to a healthy one. My first goal is going to be taking a walk every weekday after dinner as I get further into it I will add to the length of my walks as I see fit. To begin with I would suggest starting small by walking once around your block and take it from there. I know how hard it can be to get detached from the couch; but to keep ourselves healthy and active we must escape from "Couch Island". We certainly do not want to become stranded there forever. We must start putting our own personal plan of escape together. I wish everyone luck and remember taking that first baby step is heading towards the road of freedom! Don't get me wrong "Couch Island" is a great place to visit I just don't want to get stranded there!

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    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela-anne 

      5 years ago from Miller Lake

      The couch can be very alluring but we must remember there is a beautiful world beyond it's cushions; good luck in with your escape for couch island; and thanks so much for your kind words of support take care!

    • passionate77 profile image

      passionate77 

      5 years ago

      oh so nice sharing, i also trying to get off couch island, hope your article will help me in this regard, nice hub dear!

    • Luvistheword profile image

      Luvistheword 

      5 years ago

      Great Post! I can relate!!!

    • Ebonny profile image

      Ebonny 

      5 years ago from UK

      How is your escape plan going? Hopefully you are enjoying.

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela-anne 

      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      thanks ellie for your support take care pam.

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      Ellie 

      6 years ago

      Good luck June 1st Pam..like you l have to get off couch island

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela-anne 

      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks so much for the great words we must escape from couch island! take care pam.

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela-anne 

      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks ann for your lovely comment I am looking forward to see what lies beyond the couch! take care pam.

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      farmloft 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Tis true that Couch Island is a great place to visit, but I tend to watch other people live when I'm on the couch, instead of living my own life. Good luck with your escape plan to freedom!

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      AnnRandolph 

      6 years ago

      Good luck on June 1, 2012. Please keep us posted to let us no if you "escaped". I don't have problems with the couch. Oh no. I've made my bed much to comfy for that.

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