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I started the year off walking my son to school. Time spent in the carpool drop-off lane is now spent walking with my son. Great conversations, teaching him healthy habits, sparing the air of carbon emissions and a bonus workout. I didn't realize I had grown afraid of the rain. Not anymore. Walking in it is an adventure through the eyes of a child, or an adult who is relearning how to really pay attention.
No special equipment required, though I guess a child helps. I see lots of neighbors walking during this time too. I am sure watching the kids walk can add a new dimension to the traditional walk around the block.
Carpool to stores, shop around for best prices, then cook/prepare your lunches/meals for the next week. I often ride with others when they make a grocery run, giving me a chance to compare prices & save on gas. I only get 1 - 2 things due to lower prices. Later I go to my regular store.
At home, I start making lunches/dinners. I reuse frozen food trays and make my own microwave dinners. Example, 1 pan of lasagna makes 12 servings, I make12 pancakes eat 2 & freeze the rest - breakfast for another day. Since I don't cook often, this saves me a bundle. Plus I control the ingredients!
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