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Walk It Out Challenge Blog

Sunday, June 10, 2012

So the assignment was to find ways to change up your walk!
1. I love walking sideways. Totally feels like different muscles are being used!
2. I have lots of trees to water on our property. 7 are about a football field away from another 7. Have discovered I can set the hose in one tree well, walk the "football" field, set a hose in another tree well. Then return across the "football" field and move hose to another well. Repeat 14 times- hey that's a way to increase walking, rather than stand and water each tree.!!!!
3. Tried walking with my dog. uhmmm....not so great. He has to stop and pee on everything. Was a much slower walk!
4.Haven't tried this yet but am going to speed up for one minute, then go slower for one minute. Repeat for entire walk.
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  • KN1029
    i love your walking ideas! i think i am going to try them out for myself...well, except the tree thing. we dont have that hahaha. but the sideways walks sound like a fun way to change it up! keep up the awesome work!
    1591 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan!
    I can relate to the dog stop-and-go issue. Now if I take them walking I make sure they have done their business first. When they want to dilly-dally along the way I use a strong "WALK" command and keep moving. They learned pretty quickly. If we've done well I give them the chance to sniff and pee on the last quarter mile close to home during my cool down time.
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    1593 days ago
    Sounds like walking with the dog might be more effective if you figure out something to do every time he stops. (Then again, not sure what he'd think of jumping jacks as he's leaving his calling card. =P )

    Very cool on the other ways to change it up!
    1594 days ago
    Good Idea Kris!! emoticon
    1594 days ago
    Great Ideas. I have actually been doing the walk fast for a minute, then slow it down and even a slow jog for one minute and then slow down and it does increase your stamina if you keep at it and according to my heart rate monitor burns more calories.

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    1594 days ago
    Excellent ideas! (And look how adorable teh bebe is on your page!!!! I would SO be squeezing those cute little cheeks!)
    1594 days ago
  • JEWELLE217
    Great ways to chang it up! I love it!
    1594 days ago
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