It’s the end of the month already?! I thought I’d update on my goal of moving more this month. I kept track of how much I was walking every week in my day planner, and I would say I walked more than half the days in every week. That means a proper walk with arms pumping, not just taking the dog out for him to go to the bathroom! Some of those walks were hikes and some were family walks, but most of them were on my own around the neighbourhood. I actually love walking around here – it’s a nice neighbourhood and I always see something new, renovations or movings or plantings, that keep my interest. I’m also fortunate in that my walks usually include both ocean and mountain views, not bad for a local walk! I take different routes on different days, to entertain both me and Chika.
I did stretch more, adding some yoga into my week (and boy were my hips popping). The thing I’m most pleased with is that I’m forcing myself to get up from my desk and move more at work. The work I do means I can easily never leave my desk other than to make my lunch in 5.5 hours, and that’s just not good for anyone. So I’m finding reasons to get up, whether it’s to check a file, or print at the back printer, or check the office mailbox up at reception.
As it gets lighter in the evenings I’m hoping to walk longer and more. Although we’ve been fortunate enough not to have a lot of rain this month, it’s still hard to get out when it’s dark and cold (although I did get out at 8:15 last night!).
I do think I’ve lost a pound or two, but more importantly I feel good. Onwards and upwards, I say!
So there you have it, some success and a good start. How about you? Have you found yourself moving more or less in this darkest of winter months? Hibernation is so tempting….
Back tomorrow to tell about my health focus for February!