Wednesday, July 6, 2016
If you haven't seen this video yet, I highly recommend you take the 10 minutes to watch it. Not only can this guy draw, but the information is excellent. The statistics about spending 30 minutes exercising every day are really eye opening. Of course, your chances of getting hit by a car are still the same, but if you can live 5 years longer by walking 30 minutes a day, I say it's a pretty good trade off. Not only does walking increase your life expectancy, but the other benefits, like decreased anxiety and depression make getting out there and getting moving worth getting up off the couch.
So, starting today, I'm going for a walk. I was so much happier when I walked every day and then life got busy and I stopped. I made excuses for why I couldn't and so I didn't.
Well, this morning after watching this video and then going to the doctor for my 'female' check up, I decided NO MORE EXCUSES. I'm gaining weight like crazy and have too many quilts to finish up so I need those extra 5 years. I stopped on the way home at a park downtown and decided to head out for a walk. The scenery was nice, but it was a little scary because there weren't any people around except for a couple of homeless people. One of the guys started following me and was walking pretty fast behind me. Since I was alone and there weren't any other people within shouting range, I took my phone out to take a picture of the map posted and to be ready to call 911 in case he was going to attack me. It's sad that I even thought that way, but he stopped about 5 feet from me and was looking around so I took off again and cut my walk short.
And then, I came home and ate three cookies :)