Thursday, January 24, 2008


I was not going to exercise today. After all, I gave blood this morning and I was told I should "take it easy" and drink a lot of water--four eight-ounce glasses, I think. But at 4:30 this afternoon I just felt like moving. I think exercise may becoming a habit for me! That would be good. Adding movement to my day, one of the healthy lifestyle tips from Weight Watchers, was a New Year's resolution. What a surprise! I wonder if ever there was a year when that was not one of my resolutions.

I have two options if I want to get an aerobic workout. One is the stationary bike in our basement and the other is to walk. I thought I would walk while I was at work, you know, during my coffee break, or before I go home. But it is so blasted cold outside, and for a while there was just too much ice everywhere, so I have not done that. I am looking forward to some warmer weather and the chance to do that. So, my solution is to set up a walking course in my house. It takes 3 to 4 minutes for me to walk through half the rooms in the basement, up the stairs, through the living room and kitchen, down the stairs, through the other half of the basement, up the stairs, through the living room and kitchen, down the stairs and back through the first half of my route in the basement. Repeat about 9 or 10 times and I have a 30 minute walk. The stairs help raise my pulse, so I actually get a pretty good workout.

Weight Watchers has been a good choice for me. Our last "Weight Watchers at Work" meeting is next Monday. I will reveal my official weight loss!

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