Tom said something last night that got me thinking. He thinks that for exercise to do any good, it has to get your heart rate up. I suppose that's true to a certain extent. But my theory is, any movement is good movement. I can't do anything to get my heart rate up if I don't get up and get moving in the first place. I think this is what burns alot of people out on exercise or scares them away from starting in the first place, the fear that it has to be done a "certain" way. Do I want to lose weight? Well, hello, look at me. Of course I do. But you know, more than that, i want to FEEL GOOD!
What benefits have I seen from my morning walks?
1. My blood sugar has been lower.
2. I feel better.
3. My energy is better throughout the whole day just from that 10 minute walk. That leads to burning more calories (cause I move more throughout the day).
4. It gives me time to think. I get alot of ideas for my writing while I"m out walking.
Yesterday, I walked a little further. I plan to continue adding a little more distance each week or so. But for now, I'm happy to just be up and moving!