Most people go on vacation to just relax, enjoy the scenery and spend time with their families. But this past September as my family and I went on vacation to London, I was all about the steps and walking. Happy Feet had become so ingrained in me that I did not want to miss the opportunity to not only get my steps in but to faithfully compete on challenges. So I made sure my Fitbit was charged and as I woke up to leave for the airport I was ready.
I faithfully wore my Fitbit every single day, took pictures and through the magic of WiFi even uploaded collages at night. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Crown Jewels, the London Museum of Art, Madam Tussards, and the London Eye- all of these were places where you needed to walk in order to see them. The walking never stopped! Even at night as my feet ached, I found myself taking an evening stroll by myself through Trafalgar Square, just to get in more steps. We travelled to Scotland and my family wanted to relax in hotel after walking all day in Edinburgh but I offered to walk down and get snacks for everyone.
It was crazy! I was obsessed with Happy Feet! But for once my obsession was healthy. Happy Feet is not just about steps and challenges it is about making permanent changes in your daily habits to include walking. Once the walking becomes a daily habit – you just feel like doing more and more because you start to feel healthier. It is cycle of improving health, vitality and happiness.
So as the holidays roll closer and you consider taking a vacation , I hope that you can also say that while you enjoyed the sights and experience, you found out that you too were obsessed about Happy Feet and walking!
The London Bridge from the outside with the bridge road opened to let a magnificent sailing ship through. Then we walked on the bridge across the top – Check out my floating feet and the road below! I can’t guarantee that all Happy Feet adventures will lead to flying but they might 🙂