|To go for a walk can be so much more than just a road walked upon...|
|Right here I almost got knocked over by a deer who came jumping - flying!!! - cross the road I was walking on... |
She was so beautiful!
|These trees will soon be full of apple blossoms... I can't wait!|
Anyway, I got started. Measured my waist line, upper arms, thighs and bottom. Weighed myself in... I left the house more often to go for walks. I started out with 15 minutes first thing in the morning. I swopped chatting and cookies in the cafeteria at work towards three 15 minute brisk walks outside on my two coffee breaks and lunch break. I soon had company on my walks and today I walk and chat on my coffee breaks. :D
|I wonder what these flower buds are???...|
|There is something special to walk in "the wild". Get off the road and walk the fields, be one with nature. |
Aaaahhhh... even on a cloudy day like this.
|I love love LOOOOVE dirt roads. They are my favorite and my best!|
• That you don't have to walk a loooong time to get a benefit from it. If you want to make 60 minutes a day you can break this up in 5 minute walks, 10, 15, 20 or 30 minute walks throughout the day and still get almost the same benefit as if you did it all at once. That is GREAT news isn't it? So break it up girls, and reach your goal by doing mini walks if you have to. :D
• That a brisk walk burns about 30% more calories than a normal slow walk. So speed up your tempo a bit (ditch the sniffing dog and walk by yourself) and see even greater benefits from your walks.
• That in 10 minutes you take approx. 1000-1200 steps
Keep up your good work girls. Spread the word about Come Walk With Me. I would love to post a weekly report on how we are doing Sunday together with next weeks challenge, some tips on how to squeeze in those mini walks into our busy everyday schedules and add some crafty stuff as well. The crafty corner has been in a bit in a slumber lately. Guess I got my focus somewhere else... I hope you dear followers don't mind my side tracking for the moment. All the best to you all. And join in at any time. Everyone is welcome!