Walking can be very boring, especially in the winter. My office building has one floor that walkers can use on their breaks to expend some energy and gain some exercise. 7 times around the floor equals one mile. To make things more interesting, I am logging my miles and am "walking" from Madison, WI to LaCrosse, WI a total of 127.78 miles. I log all the miles walked and keep track on a chart. Right now I am between Cross Plains and Spring Green. When I get to SG, I'll be 30% there!
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When I feel tired during the day, I shut down the comp, tv, and turn on some music. Then I clean. That or I will check on an elderly relative. It makes me feel good and I don't get the guilts for napping during the day. 306
A few years ago I used to walk 2 - 3 hours a day. Of course, I lived in Chicago, did not have a car and was too cheap to pay for public transportation. BUT I made that choice also. Meaning, when I had to go somewhere within walking distance (grocery store, friend's house, church, work, etc) I made a choice every morning to walk instead of take the bus, get a ride, etc. It was so much easier and exciting than the treadmill.
Once I started walking to my destination the time flew by. AND once I walked there it made no sense to me to NOT walk back. So that meant daily trips to the grocery store, etc. But it seems like so much less of an effort when you are walking to a destination as opposed to using gym equipment. Try it!
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