Saturday, January 19, 2013
Have you ever notice the way people walk? I am a people watcher and the way someone walks can tell a lot about them. Now...have you ever notice how YOU walk. I was told once that even if you feel terrible and just want to hibernate that if you will hold up your head, straighten those droopy shoulders and walk with purpose and pride you will begin to feel better. I always try to remind myself that I need to do just that. One great thing about it is that it burns calories and also gives strength to those back muscles. I noticed two years ago that I would just kinda shuffle along at a snail pace. I now walk as if I really want to get somewhere. In my house I walk from room to room with a fast pace and find ways to take a few extra steps. I go back and forth from the laundry room several times instead of piling all the clothes on top of each other in a basket to make one trip. I take several trips to the car to unload groceries. I just look for ways to add more steps to the day. I am so grateful to be able to walk. My mom was a walker and would go for miles. I must have got that great enjoyment from her. Thanks mom for your example. I wish she was still here to tell her.