About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Day #59 - The Search for a Good Walk

It was 50 degrees today; the first such day in a long time.  The warm weather along with my recent healthy eating left me feeling pretty good at lunchtime so I decided to take a walk.  I also decided that I would try to find myself a new place to walk when the weather finally turns better.  There's an unused section of road right near my work that is almost exactly 1 mile if you walk down and back.  While it's ok, it gets boring pretty quick.  I enjoy nature so finding a trail through some woods or something with scenery is preferred.

Anyway I did a quick check online and discovered there's a civil war park within 5 minutes of where I work.  I drove over at lunch time to check it out.  Unfortunately it was way to muddy and there's still snow all over the place, but it looks like it will be a decent trail.  Even better, it's a loop so you don't have to walk down and back (I hate down and back).  It's also 1.25 miles; I walk at about 3 miles/hour so I will have enough time to walk it twice during lunch and get 2.5 miles in. Now I'm excited for the weather to turn so I can walk this trail.

Since the trail was too muddy I decided to improvise and I walked in the major housing development that was adjacent to the park.  With all the looking around at the park I only had time to go 2 miles.  It was nice; Those that have been following would remember that in the beginning of this journey I was trying to walk at lunch time whenever I could.  That sort of fell by the wayside as I put more focus on the smoking and drinking.

All in all it was a pretty good day, my third with focus on eating just healthy food.  Another day in the books; on to tomorrow... Day 60 (and the promise of a big snowstorm!)

Stay Strong!

6 comments:

  1. Hey FogDog. I just saw where you had posted on my blog about 2 years ago and I'm restarting myself. Looks like you got a good thing going here and I'll be reading up on your previous posts to gather tips and such. Good luck to you and keep up the fight dude! Maybe I'll see you out on the trails!

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    1. Good to see you again FM. I remember your blog because I used to live in NC myself. Best of luck with your restart, I've added you to my blogroll.

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  2. This is one thing that is great about walking, you can do it anywhere. One thing is for sure, no mater what you are on the right trail!

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    1. I love walking but I tend to get bored if I do the same walk over and over again

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  3. You can't beat a good walk !

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's a great way to get exercise

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