New way of thinking
Sunday, July 22, 2012
So I weighed myself this morning. Didn't expect much since I wasn't "feeling" light. Well I was shocked to learn I lost the weight I gained while gone last weekend. It was only two pounds and normally when I go home (or my parents come here) I gain 5 pounds so I was ok with the 2 pounds. Too much eating out and sitting around visiting.
Anyway at first I couldn't figure out what I did different. Then it hit me. I am making an effort to get exercise in. Oh sure, I would walk outside while the kids were playing, though most of it would be at a two year-old's pace. I would wander the wildlife sanctuary when I got home, though once again not at a high speed. Now I am back walking on my lunch break. I did 1 mile some days and 2 miles other days. I also did my exercise videos 4 times last week. It really makes a difference. Quality not quantity. I apparently burn more calories doing a 30 minute aerobics DVD than walking 2 miles. This doesn't mean I'm not going to walk. On the contrary, I'll walk my mile or 2 on my break and when I get home do a walking video at least three times a week.
I was at the wildlife sanctuary today and saw an ad for the annual Walk for Wildlife. A 2.5 mile walk/hike for a good reason. I think I'm doing it. I wanted to in the past, but came up with excuses. The main one was probably that I had to get up early on a Saturday. Now I think it would be a great opportunity to become familiar with the trails. It's all in your perspective.