Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Now that we have shorter daylight hours, we have to use our creative thinking and get active no matter what the temps are outdoors and no matter where we are. Dress for it! I make good use of my lunch break at work and do a power walk. Encourage your colleagues to walk with you instead of sitting at a lunch table gabbing for the hour (or half-hour) break time. We certainly don't need a full hour to eat. Make better use of your time. Get part of your cardio work-out done midday. You'll feel better!
I do not store my bike during the winter months. My weekends are spent riding my bike as long as it is not precipitating. I take out my ski mask, winter gloves, long johns, etc. and dress to ride on back country roads and trails. If trails are covered with snow, then it's time for the snowshoes or just hiking.
Yesterday I enjoyed listening to my husband tell me how he "Sparked" at work by encouraging his partner to walk while working instead of riding in the vehicle all the time. The following day was my husband's day off. He heard through the grapevine that his partner was spotted walking more than usual. It only takes one step at a time to realize the benefits of moving oneself, no matter what season it is.