mall walking

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I have never been a big fan of walking in the mall. It has been hot here lately, so an indoor workout is better. Also, my daughter is taking drivers education at the mall for 2 hours a day Monday through Thursday. Therefore, I have been walking the mall.

At first I didn't like it at all. The smells: pretzels, food court, and those awful stores that spray fragrances that you can smell 2 stores down. The sights: advertisements in store windows showing half dressed people and all the sale signs (I'm supposed to be walking, not shopping ). The changing temperature throughout the mall (It's really hot when I pass the food court.) The people: will they please move out of my way!

Now I've come to find some good things about walking the mall. I can walk past the pretzel stores (there are 3 in our mall) with out grabbing a free sample. If I walk earlier in the day, there are fewer people and more walkers. There are some truly special people who are willing to bring handicapped people to the mall to shop, walk, and just basically get them out. (Thank you so much to everyone who has the gift to work with these wonderful people.) There are many older people who are walking and I give them credit for continuing to exercise for their health.

Now for my attitude and that's what it is. If I have the right mind set, I can exercise wherever. I realize that not everyday will be my best nutrition and fitness day, but I'm working on my life plan. Even though I am very overweight, I can walk, I can swim, I can ride a bike, and I can do strength training. I am thankful!
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    I am not a hug fan of Mall walking either but it can be a change of pace and a good place to go when the weather is bad!
    I need to learn to stay away from the samples in the food court.
    2706 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    emoticon emoticon good job, I'm standing with you cheering you on, a great idea for some daily exercise..keep up the great work! emoticon
    3048 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7067005
    That's great! We don't have a mall so I have walked in WalMart. Up and down every isle is over 1.5 miles!
    3075 days ago
    Don't worry about the odd pretzel... You have to give yourself a treat every once in a while... If you don't treat yourself you'll probably break down and go away from your diet or lifestyle anyway! This has been my experience! I alays use moderation in my thinking. You're doing fantastic! Keep up the great way of thinking and the exercise... I'll meet you at the finish line when we're at our goal weights! If you need support of any kind or would like to talk with me... Spark Mail me anytime!

    3075 days ago
    I'm commenting so that I can subscribe to your blog and get notified when you blog again! :-)
    3291 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8603687
    THat is a great way to get some exercise in for the day.Many malls have groups of people that walk and they will let them in to walk a certain amount of time before the stores open.Check with the mall's supervisor.Best wishes with your daughter taking driver's ED and getting her driver's license.You have the right mindset and attitude to be successful! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana
    3468 days ago
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