Losing Weight & Crushing Homesickness

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It’s the last Monday of the month sexy people. Time for a fitness review! πŸ™‚

This month I decided to start each weekday with a power walk – how did I do on this?

Before I share my performance report, here are a few of what I have come to appreciate about this challenge:

⭐ It gives me something to look forward to in the evenings. I prep my stuff the night before and I’ve gotten so efficient that I can now make it out of the house in much less time than I used to.

⭐ It gives me the satisfaction of having done something for myself first thing in the day.

⭐ It’s my “me & nature” time, time to just let my thoughts run free without interruption, or to just feast my senses on the beauty of nature.

⭐ It’s kicked my morning cuppa caffeine, since it makes me crave only cold water.

⭐ It’s steered me away from white bread to sturdier fare to better satisfy my appetite.Β  (Making healthier breakfast choices was also a challenge for June).

⭐ I’ve lost some weight. Which is a relief as I discovered mid-June that I was starting to wear my homesickness around my waist & hips.

All the above have helped me immensely in overcoming my homesickness, which I’ll talk more about in a next post.

Meanwhile, I also said that I wanted to level up by trying running. Well I did give running a try, for 2 weeks to be exact, but it kinda took the fun out of it.Β  So I scaled back and just focused on brisk walking as it’s enough to get my heart rate up, gives me a good sweat and makes a tall glass of cold water taste like heaven! πŸ’ͺ

I am pleased to report that – save for one morning – I have been on target. πŸŽ† πŸŽ† πŸŽ†

And the best part is that it’s worked out so well, I intend to keep this up for as long as I can. It’s no longer just a 30-day challenge for June. It has incorporated into my daily routine almost effortlessly that I feel it would be nothing short of a waste to stop πŸ™‚

So how about you? What did you bring into your life in June, and how did it turn out?

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3 Responses to Losing Weight & Crushing Homesickness

  1. raphaela99 says:

    I have just started walking on our beautiful 7km bike track on a river bank. Gee it does you good!

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    • Paardje says:

      That’s great! Sounds like a nice place to walk. I hope you too find it fun and experience the benefits soon πŸ™‚


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