#BEDM Day 3: Walk to Work

Let’s start this post with a fact. I work from home. My walk to work is exactly 10 seconds long where I stroll from my bedroom to my office in our box room. Exciting times. Funnily enough this is the first time I’ve actually been able to walk to work. In the past there’s always some form of transport involved in getting me from A to B.

However, walk to work month brings up an important topic. Fitness. I don’t have any. I probably should get some. Or I should at least go outside every once in a while. Without fail I leave the house on Thursdays for Slimming World followed by the weekly shop and then on Fridays when I take part in Freelance Friday at Zieferblat in Manchester. Though I do walk to the train station and then to the café on the Friday, that’s pretty much all my walking for the week.

So I need to work some more walking into my schedule. The neighbourhood I live in isn’t exactly the nicest for walking, which does make me miss the lovely country walks Topher and I used to have in Peterborough. I think that is literally the only thing I miss about living there. Seriously check it out.

But luckily Topher discovered that it’s only a short walk to Debdale Park from our house. He loves to walk and decided to see where the path near our house goes. What a discovery! I had no idea there was a reservoir as well as a large park all a stones throw from our new home. I took some photos when we had those couple of sunny days a few weeks back. Isn’t it beautiful?


Now if only it could stay sunny for longer than 5 minutes then I’ll be back out there. Or even just on a day with no rain, I’ll take that!

I’ve been contemplating getting a fitbit. But considering the price, I may have to wait until I have a couple more freelance clients. Yikes! It’s definitely something on the horizon though. Do you have one and would you recommend it? I just think it’ll make me get more active as I love to count things. We’ll see.

Do you walk to work?


  • Nikki
    3rd May 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Ive got a fitbit zip. Its not as fancy as some of the other models but its good for tracking ny steps.
    The reserve near your house looks beautiful! I hope we get some more sunny days so you can enjoy it!

    • Diane
      4th May 2016 at 11:47 am

      I definitely want to get one in the future! And fingers crossed 🙂 x

  • Somdyuti Datta Ray
    3rd May 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I don’t walking AT ALL even though I really really should. The bus stop is about 10 mins walk from my home, but I’m so lazy I take the rickshaw (which takes about 3-4 mins). A couple of months ago I set myself a goal of walking to and from the bustop. I did it for about a week and then I gave up ugh I hate walking and I’m forever late. *hides face*

    Somdyuti | One Tiny Wish

    • Diane
      4th May 2016 at 11:48 am

      I know what you mean. I actually like walking…once I’m outside! Though ask me to run and I’ll laugh. I have never been a runner! 🙂 x

  • Abzi
    3rd May 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I currently don’t work, (year abroad in Canada and visa complications) but if I want to go anywhere I have to walk. We rely on transit but even getting to the bus station or train is a bit of a walk. Debdale Park looks gorgeous. The world is a pretty incredible place really.

    • Diane
      4th May 2016 at 11:50 am

      Well that’s a good and bad thing at the same time! Good for fitness at least. I do sometimes wish I had more opportunities where I was forced to walk. 🙂 x

  • Gab
    4th May 2016 at 11:10 am

    Hi Diane! What a lovely place! Worth the price to pay for a short walk me thinks. I hope you enjoyed your walk 🙂

    • Diane
      4th May 2016 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Gab! I did 🙂 x


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