Back To Walking
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The weather has been okay here, still cold but when the sun is out things are melting.
It's been great working downstairs with my daughter and her showing the excitement for learning.
I didn't realize how many calories I burn during the day when I'm in the soap room. I was listening to Jillian Micheal's podcasts (she's back and down-loadable from iTunes!) while making more bath bombs ( lavender and coconut lime today) and for some reason I seem to pay more attention to myself then when I listen to music. I noticed I move my feet a lot even if I'm standing in one area like when I'm mixing things. And of course it all adds up at the end of the day. Plus the strength training portion from the mixing and lifting. Plus today I did the stairs like what felt like a gazillion times between the kids yelling for me, husband asking for things, and the dogs barking - which turned out to be at the movie the kids were watching..lol.
Went for a quick 20 minute walk after dinner. Grabbed my poles, it went much better tonight, as long as I kept my mind on just walking and moving and not on the details. And the kids came with me. I think I will start the C25K program again on alternate days of the Nordic walking and hopefully I can get at least one of the kids to join me. I figure once the weather is warmer, my asthma flared tonight in the cold air, I can even do the Nordic walking in the mornings and then run after school with them. And leave the kettle bell workouts for rainy days.
I need to focus on getting outside as much as possible this year.
Over the next few weeks I have to start planning where the new veggie/herb/medicinal gardens are going. I have so much going through my head on what I want to make and try.
With the snow melting, I can feel my attitude changing and lifting.