Another day outside!
Thursday, March 04, 2010
To a large group of people it probably sounds silly, being so excited that I went for a walk outside 2 days in a row. For my fellow Spark People you understand...the old me rarely went outside and never went for a walk on my own. But I did it! I gathered up all my energy, packed up my 2 yr old & our new walking kit (with some additions after yesterday's walk) and just did it. That is a huge step for me.
Living in Minnesota you deal with the cold 6 month winters and the way I dealt was by not going outside. With my new healthier lifestyle, I'm learning new ways of dealing with the winter. I played in the snow with my kids, went sledding, tried teaching my daughter to ice skate (I think it would go better if I really knew how to ice skate!) and I've taken to walking in our local school. We've had great weather the last couple days that I've seized by taking a walk while my daughter was at preschool. I will admit I am sore today, probably more from the couple times I slipped on the ice, but I am hoping to make this one habit I can be proud of & never break!