It’s been almost a month since I wrote “Time for a New Start”.
Just wondering how you are doing out there? Did you find the 500 calories a day to cut out of your daily diet?
I did hear from a reader, she and her family are working hard on continuing to knock out those unwanted calories. She bought herself one of those wristbands that tells you how many feet and miles you walk, and how many calories you have burned. It’s a great motivator for her. She gets very excited when she is nearing her 10,000 steps for the day!!
I think that little gadget is a great tool to use to keep your motivation up. She told me, she walks between 3 and 5 miles a day at work!! Who would have guessed?
I know I used a pedometer while mowing my grass on a HOT, summer day. I couldn’t believe when I looked and had walked 3 miles! I thought I was just hot and tired!!
As far as exercising goes, things like taking the steps at work, or, instead of trying to carry all the groceries in one trip, take a bag at a time, mowing grass using a push mower, taking the dog for a walk, raking the lawn, gardening and the list goes on and on, are all easy ways to exercise. You don’t have to twist around or bend backwards to get exercise, especially for people in my age group!! Just get out of that chair and WALK!!
With Spring on the horizon, there is no excuse to sit in the house!! Get out and get some fresh air and sunshine. Not only will being outside get you away from the fridge, it will put you in a great mood. There is nothing like a healthy dose of natural vitamin D!
Let the adventures begin!!