change of approach

I’ve been pretty good the past few years about exercising regularly. The fact that I maintain up an Excel spreadsheet to keep me accountable helps a lot. I either walk outside or get on the treadmill.

When I first got an app for my smart phone to track my progress back in 2011, I wrote in my blog:

I’m finding that the temperature range within which I’m wiling to go outside and walk to be narrower than I would have expected. I’m getting on the treadmill more and walking outside less than I thought I would.

That’s not the case today. These days I want to get outside whenever I can, and I’ll only get on the treadmill when the weather isn’t cooperating. That’s a good thing, I think. I get a better workout outside, and it’s just plain a good thing to get out of the house and into the fresh air.


3 Comments on “change of approach”

  1. Good for you! In the past few weeks, with our cold weather setting in, I have made a point of getting outside – no matter what. So far, so good. It really is better to be outside, although sometimes it is just not possible.

    • Fran, it does make a difference. In previous years after the time change I would just start getting on the treadmill at five. This year I have been going out walking earlier in the afternoon, and then I’ll work a little later if I have to. I’m fortunate in having fewer “not possible” days where I am than you have where you are.

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