If you decide that next year is the one in which you intend to blow your savings on an Australian adventure of a lifetime, you should start preparing for it now. Only fit people can enjoy everything the great country has to offer. It is hot over there, and it will affect the endurance of many. The lighter and fitter you are, the more fun you are going to have. Because you are probably sinking everything you have into the holiday, it only makes sense to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Here are my ideas for how to get fit for a holiday of a lifetime.
Get Up Early
You might find that at the end of your nine to five office job you are exhausted. Staring at a computer screen all day is mentally draining and when you leave you place of employment you just want to sit down and chill for the evening. The answer to your problem it to get up an hour earlier than you usually do in the morning. That extra time is valuable. It has no allocation; fill it with exercise. Start by walking a few miles to begin with, and then work your way up to a jog. Before you know it, you will be taking a five mile run before work every day. You will also find that you are more alert at work than you are now. The early morning activity will help you cope with the rest of the day. You will soon notice that your waistline is starting to put in an appearance too. If you are healthy and a non-smoker, it will lower the extreme sports travel insurance premium. You will need that if you are going down there to bungee jump off Cairns Tower, or swim with sharks on the great barrier reef.
Take Up Sport
The best way to get fit is to enjoy the activity you undertake. If you watch the tennis matches on TV in the summer, why not join a club and try your hand at it? It may be daunting at first, but there will be others there whose game is at the same level as yours; everybody has to start somewhere.
Golf is a popular sport worldwide, and there are challenging courses in every country. Though it looks like a seat sport, the players must walk miles before they reach the nineteenth hole. You can play at a pace of your choosing, socialise along the way, and top up your tan before you head to the airport.
I think the only obstacle that stands between you and holiday fitness is your mental attitude. Of course, I am not speaking to those with a disability. With a positive outlook, most people can change their ways for the better and live a happier and healthier life than they do now. Are you one of those people? Most of us need something to work for, and there are few things to equal a holiday in Australia. I am off there next year too; perhaps we will meet. See you there Sheila (or Cobber; I can be such a drongo sometimes)!