Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    MOONSTORMER   13,271
10,000-14,999 SparkPoints

walking back in time

Friday, December 07, 2012

so, the challenge has been going well. i feel great walking/running every day - no matter how bad i am the rest of the day, i know that i will be traversing 5km. it may be slow, or in my flip flops, but it still happens!

it made me realize and google map something, though. when i lived in maastricht (the city in the netherlands where i studied), i walked everywhere. i had a bike, but i only used it when doing a big grocery shop (so that i could hang the heavy bags on the handlebars). most of the time, i'd walk to classes, walk to work, walk to the store, walk to my boyfriend's house, walk to parties/bars. i went onto googlemaps and checked how much i used to walk on a day that i had lectures in the one building, work in another, and then would swing by the store on my way to my boyfriend's place. approximately 2.2 miles or 3.5km. that would have been a sedentary day in my life there - i usually also met friends for lunch in another part of the city, or went to the movies, or went out with the boyfriend in the evening. that would have almost double the amount i would walk in a day. plus, i tried to get to the gym on top of all that!

so, by sticking to my 5km a day, i'm actually taking myself back to those days. i was young and fit then, and all i did was wander around the awesome student city (with cobblestones, which are fantastic for getting rid of cellulite). i am so happy to be doing this program... if i just lose the weight i've pick up since moving to south africa, i will be THRILLED!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

number of walks/runs completed: 4
number of walks/runs to go: 145
km travelled: 20


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOGLADY13 12/10/2012 9:32PM

    Just think how great your butt is going to look. All that walking and running will do amazing things. (Cue up Baby Got Back)

Comment edited on: 12/10/2012 9:33:25 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
LJCANNON 12/8/2012 8:42AM

    emoticon Way to Go on the Walking Streak! It is amazing how motivating those Streaks can be.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOPINTOS 12/8/2012 5:16AM


Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Perfect Health Diet Team
Country Living Team
Dr Oz Show Fans Team
Wheat Belly Team


Report Inappropriate Comment
MARTY728 12/7/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIET_FRIEND 12/7/2012 10:58AM

    In my 20s, I used to walk all over the city of Atlanta. I have often remarked that the good life is killing me. Now I have a car and all the comforts and of course a weight issue.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOSER05 12/7/2012 9:26AM

    I wish I could go back in time.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SQUIRRELLYONE 12/7/2012 8:33AM

    Great job! I know when I was in Europe I walked EVERYWHERE: there's always something to see. And it is really good for the buns!

I hope this challenge brings that back for you :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHEILA1505 12/7/2012 1:06AM

    Well done - I think it's far easier to do the kms in Cape Town! The Southern Suburbs feel so much more user-friendly than those vast expanses of Gauteng suburbs where everyone needs a car to get anywhere.


Report Inappropriate Comment
ZRIE014 12/7/2012 12:56AM

  just remember this is the first day of the rest of your life. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANETTEB553 12/7/2012 12:47AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MR.NET1 12/7/2012 12:43AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.