It's hard to believe that I have not blogged for a few months. Such is my life, so busy and full, but I am feeling the need to empty my thoughts more. That is why I have this blog. Oh, and the other reason is that I am an introvert and still feel the need to communicate!
On September 1st I began a 30 day exercise challenge. Since I injured my achilles a year and a half ago I have become somewhat lazy on that front. I set out to walk outdoors or on the elliptical machine for a minimum of 20 per day.
Well, the results are in! Out of the 30 days I ended up with 24 completed and 6 that I did not walk. The majority of the failed days were in the last week or so as I caught a head cold and used it as an excuse.
I discovered from my efforts this past month that I am a total procrastinator (I already knew that) and most days I walked on the elliptical between 7 and 8 pm! There were a few things that I liked about exercising that late in the day. I kept the room dark and listened to music with my headphones. It was kind of nice. I also probably burned off some of my dinner calories.
However, my mind still says that I should go for walks outdoors as much as possible--in the fresh air and sunshine.
When I set out in the beginning of September I had a few people ask if I was going to count steps, as fit bitting is now all the rage. I do not count steps. I do see the advantage of it in that it reminds people to move more and sit less. But what I am after are the benefits of bumping my heart rate up for 20 + minutes at a time.
October is a beautiful month to get out and walk before winter sets in. Who wants to join me?