"A Solid Commitment to Daily Walks..."
How I did it: I committed to daily walks. It became part of my daily routine. I made a commitment to myself that rain, snow or shine I would get out there & hit the pavement. It was challenging somedays in the harsh winter months with wind chilling temperatures. Those days were a heavier coat, my favorite toque, scarf & gloves that never failed me. Walking by water is my favorite. I find it calming & very therapeutic. After awhile familiar faces & smiles exchanged. I found that very rewarding to recognize fellow walkers along my way. I love to see seniors out & about. That would make my day especially if i doubted going out in the first place. If they can muster up the courage to get out in freezing temperatures so can I...I found them very inspiring. I always felt so good after a lengthy walk.
Lessons & tips:
- make a commitment to yourself
- make it part of a daily routine
- ipod with your favorite tunes (happy ears)
- be friendly & smile at fellow walkers
- bundle up when it's colder temperatures
- healthy & positive for your body inside & out
- commit to what you can at first ei. 30 min or 60 min
- pick a place that you'll enjoy visually
- ipod with your favorite tunes
- local weather channel/webisite for daily forecasts
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