Saturday, March 14, 2009

Taking It Up A Notch

Another great day in God's country. It has been such a long, cold winter. It started early, snowed and snowed and snowed, and the temps have stayed at subzero levels for months. So when the sun came out today and the temperature pushed toward 40 degrees, I was ecstatic. I knew I wanted to walk outside instead of getting on the treadmill. And that's exactly what I did. A friend came out to visit and we hit the highway. Okay well, we hit the paved country road and walked for almost an hour. Fantastic!!!

The time flew by. I could easily have kept right on going. Easily. But the friend I was walking with got a blister (sounds familiar?). So we turned around and headed back. We got the wind in our faces on the way back, so it ended up being quite a little work out. Honestly. I know because I stink. Hahahaha. I haven't quite gotten around to taking a shower yet. lol.

Anyway, it was a great change from the gym and the scenery on my garage treadmill. I'm going to hit it again tomorrow. As a matter of fact, I'm REALLY looking forward to it. Surprise, surprise. Huh? I know. Me too!

And I kind of think it might be time to try and take it up a notch. Try and get in two exercise times a day. This could get interesting for us. I mean, I could hardly get to once a day up, and now I'm suggesting two. But I'm serious. If the weather stays good and my friends keep calling me when they're ready to groove, it could actually work. And even if this plan doesn't get off the ground right away, the very fact that I'm open to it means I'm ready to take it up a notch, right? Say "right." Thank you. :)

Alright, well I'm going to sign off here. I'll let you know how the weekend goes. Have a good one!


  1. Start carrying handheld weights with you. Or buy those weights that you can put around your wrists and/or ankles. Start slowly. One or two pound weights would be best at first. Then, you'll be building more muscle tissue as you get the aerobic workout. And MORE calories bite the dust!! Before you go, drink at least 8 ounces of water to keep your metabolism from shutting down due to dehydration. Wish I could go with ya today!!

  2. AND..........
    if you were really innovative......
    keep track of your miles and plot them on the computer on a map. Each time you walk 2 oor 3 or 4 miles put it towards a destination. In a month or so you could have walked to say - Hollywood!
    Keep up your diversified program. If it was the same old same old every day you could easily slide back into your old system of eating. The way you are introducing new things into your life daily raise your odds for long term sucess.
    You are actually living a new way, eating a new way, thinking a new way. And you like it. The secret of success.

  3. Thanks to BOTH of you for such GREAT advice!