I've been walking for a while now, and I've come to enjoy it rather than dread it (most days). I generally walk in my neighborhood in the evenings for about 20-50 minutes. I don't always take the same route. Sometimes my husband and I walk together, sometimes my daughter will go with me, and sometimes I walk by myself.
When I walk with my husband, we take a more challenging route. It's much easier to do that with him because I'm enjoying our time together rather than focusing on how hard the hills are to climb. If I walk by myself, I don't usually take the most challenging route so I attempt to compensate by walking longer.
This week, I got out of the habit of walking. I walked Monday, but then didn't walk again until yesterday. Tuesday I did mow the grass which is likely comparable exercise since I use a push mower. Wednesday and Thursday night I was busy and Friday it rained.
Anyway - all of this rambling is to say that walking was a hard yesterday since I'd missed so many days! In some ways it wasn't as challenging as I expected, but it was difficult. It can be so hard to maintain a healthy habit. I think I've read it takes about 21 days to form a habit. Why does it seem like only a few days of discontinuing that healthy habit is so detrimental?