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I set a goal on January 1, 2021 to walk 1200 km this year (about 746 miles).
By “walk”, I mean a walk outside or on a treadmill (NOT steps in a day).
I’m doing this because I am more aware than ever, the importance of regularly moving my body. As of this post, I’m just a few days shy of my 56th birthday.
With a breast cancer diagnosis last year, and as my body starts to reveal signs that I need to treat it better (extra weight, sore joints), I’ve opened my eyes to the need to have regular physical activity, AND to try to take as many of my walks as possible outside in the fresh air.
To reach my 1200 km goal for this year, I need to walk an average of 100 kms a month, although I know I’ll walk more in the warmer months and less in the winter.
As of May 14, I’ve walked 309.31 km (192.2 miles)! I’m pleased with my progress and my commitment.
Walking is one of the BEST ways to move your body. I really believe that almost anyone can move closer to health and an ideal body weight just by adding walking into their life.
Walking can be perfect for anyone who hasn’t been active on a regular basis. It’s just one foot in front of the other.
Not only that, walking is actually like going on a personal retreat. We could all use one of those, right? Check out my big list of reasons to see why walking is one of the best and easiest ways to get your body moving.
If you know you need to move your body more, give walking a try. Start with shorter walks (15 minutes) and, over time, build up how long and far you walk.
If you walk in the right spots, you just might be treated to the lovely sounds of birds or the quiet tread of a deer.
Stay tuned for my next update (roughly the middle and end of each month). 🙂
Be YOU on your journey,