So I have finally admitted that I like to battle and argue with myself a lot.
I wouldn't argue with others this much with the exception of DH of course ,
but when it comes to me I tend to really get deep into debates! If I was talking to one of you about not being to proud to use the aide of a walker at the stores while shopping so that you can get the exercise in so much easier, or at the mall, then the answer would be GO FOR IT!
It's a fantastic walking aide that will enable you to get so much more walking in at any given stretch of the legs.
As my sweet and smart friend Beth has told me on more than one occasion;
Debbie, take your walker to the store with you, place it folded under your basket and pull it out when your weak moments hit you and you need the rest for even 5 minutes. Then refold the walker and slide it back under the basket. That way you get the exercise you would be missing if you rode the motorized carts instead of pushing the buggy.
Now a smart person would see the wisdom in those words right? ...... UGH!
Guess I'm headed to storage to get the walker, can't argue with that one
I'm not able at this time of life with my current health conditions to walk outside for any length of time.... BUT .... I can and do go to my local grocery store on almost a daily basis.
OK, our store is approximately 600 feet across the front and 400 feet along the side inside the store. Now double that on each side and you get 2000 feet. Now a mile has 5280 feet in it so if I walk my store just 3 times around at the farthest isles I will have walked 6000 feet.
THATS OVER 1 MILE! SCORE!
OK..... I can use the grocery cart to lean on and walk without stopping, well slowing down to avoid the occasional cutie pie, and I will have accomplished a good workout for me!
I can do 3 times around or if I can't manage that much then I will have at least gotten off my badunkadunk and made the attempt.....
I just got to thinking this morning that God must have wanted me to go with the RV at this time in my life because while we were looking at different RV's my mind never ventured to the
(what if my knees give out or my back starts to spasm) train of thought.
I always think that way..... you know?
I can't go there on vacation because it's to much walking....
I can't go to the zoo because it's to far to walk .....
I can't go to the flower gardens because there might be stairs to climb....
but for some reason that never came to mind when we decided on the RV way of life.... curious huh?!
OK..... I have a new spiral notebook and plan to get moving on (THE HEALTHIER ME) .
BC was 162 ..... not a good start this morning but it IS a start!
I also had one of those AHA...... moments when I went to get into our pickup truck this morning. We have side step rails to help me get in and out of the truck. I usually put my right foot on the rail and then DRAG my left leg up.... then I catch a breath and swing myself into the seat and by then I am breathing deep.
Well as most of you know, me and DH moved into our RV about 3 weeks ago.......
This morning after doing what I call (MY STAIR STEPPER EXERCISES)
getting in and out of the RV every single time at least 10 times a day!
I stepped up on the side rail of the truck and swung myself into the seat in one smooth motion!
HOW AWESOME WAS THAT?!