The L.A. weather today is a little cooler for our standards, we woke up to 40 degrees and it will be 61 as a high today with sunny skies. I find this type of weather perfect for walking. It is not too hot and just cool enough, as you walk and work up a sweat you are still reasonably comfortable. The sun makes all the difference in the world, as does having a walking partner. We walked for an hour yesterday and clocked 2.9 miles on the pedometer. The time goes much faster when you walk with a friend, and I find you really keep the pace as well. We plan to walk together Mon-Tues-Wed. for an hour each day.Not only is is great exercise and company, but we discuss all of our goals and truly motivate one another. A power walk and a positive jam session. Since I volunteer at the yoga studios on Thursdays and Fridays I will have to walk on my own on those particular days.
Speaking of volunteering, one of my other non-fitness related resolutions is to do something to give back, something I am passionate about. Well I will be volunteering at a local no-kill cat shelter starting in a few weeks, visiting and playing with the cats and helping feed and clean. I stumbled across them on Santa Monica Blvd as they were having adoption day at a local pet store. I gave a donation and told them I was open to help, the cats were so precious. I almost walked away with one.
After our walk I did a little additional walking on my own, running errands on foot. I went to weigh in and decided I am going to work towards a weight loss of sixty pounds. When I tell people that is what I would like to lose they look at me with a strange look, but I am going by the numbers and this is the goal I have chosen. I understand I have an hourglass type figure but I still believe it is the right amount for me.Of course the inches I will lose will make a difference as well, and I will be open to change in this journey if I get closer to my goal and I find I am becoming too thin. I will weigh in every Monday and document my weight change each week, loss or gain.
Off to eat my latest discovery. Post shredded wheat cereal with no sugar/sodium and very high fiber. I know oatmeal is healthy but sometimes you want cold cereal that is quick yet delicious. With blueberries and low fat milk you cannot go wrong. There was a time when I did not eat breakfast, now I find eating a morning meal is so important to get your metabolism and day going.
Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone. Be sure to take time in your day to enjoy the moment; to enjoy the process of reaching your goals. Try not to let your day speed by, be mindful and remember to breath and smell the roses.