So far this morning it is a little cloudy, but I think the sun is supposed to come out at some point today. From the appearance of the driveway and road outside, it seems to be drying up, so I am hoping that I can get my walk in this morning before I go to work. I like my mornings on Thursdays and Fridays, because I don't go in to work until 10 am, but since I don't get home until after 6, it makes the evening very short.
I've mentioned a couple times about "getting my walk in." My favorite type of exercise is biking, but just because of timing we're not able to get out there on our bikes as often as we'd like. Prior to this summer, we'd both gone through an extended period of, hmmm, shall I say, inactivity? We would talk about going for a hike or taking a bike ride, but the normal everyday, just getting our bodies off the couch to do something, often didn't happen. When we got home from work, we'd make some supper and watch some tv...so we'd go from sitting at our desks at our offices to sitting on our couch in our living room. And I could definitely tell that I was seriously out of shape. So this year when the warm weather started returning, we made a conscious decision to make some sort of physical activity a norm in our weekly lives rather than an exception. I tried to come up with a goal that I thought was realistic, but yet not so little that it didn't make any kind of difference in our lives. The number that I settled on was 150 minutes of exercise a week. I came up with this number by using 30 minutes 5 times a week as a guide. I thought that was something that I would be able to accomplish. And so far, its been pretty good. I had two or three weeks when life was just so crazy I couldn't even find that amount of time, but for the most part, I have gotten close to or above that number most weeks. (As an added incentive, my sister and I incorporated that number into an exercise contest, so that keeps us thinking about it.) Now, Harry and I are already thinking about how we are going to continue this new priority in a few months when the weather starts getting COLD!!
This is something that both Harry and I are both looking forward to in a fulltiming lifestyle. We want to use our bikes to get around our local area (wherever that might be!) as much as possible. We are looking forward to being able to continue our daily walks outside year round without having to think about snow and ice and freezing temperatures. But until then we will have to continue to work with what we have! :)
So, have a great day! I'm off for my walk now....