Here’s what Ann does.
“Power walking every day…is moderate exercise, in the grand scheme of things. But it works for me. Also, I eat well but eat right. I don’t deny myself much, honestly… but I do so in moderation. Oh, and I also have good genes. (LOL)”
What got you started doing it?
“I used to be a runner. Then a few years ago (after about 10 yearsof punishment) my knees started complaining — telling me that they’d had enough. My hips eventually joined the complaint, and I decided a fast-paced “power walk” suited my lifestyle, body and outlook better. The slower pace of a walk vs. a run — actually works better for me mentally, as I spend much of the rest of my life at a frantic pace.”
What keeps you doing it?
“I have 4 dogs. If I don’t walk them every day, they look at me with the saddest, most pathetic pairs of doe-like doggie eyes they can muster. (Sometimes, I swear they mist over.) I can’t stand the guilt.”
If you’re inspired by this story to do something for your health, weight or fitness, please comment.