Living and Active – week 1

For not having exercised much at all the last several months, I did pretty well in the first week of the Living and Active challenge.

Accountability: I convinced a couple of friends to sign up for the challenge with me.  One is a co-worker so she gets me moving at lunchtime, and the other will help keep me motivated on the weekends (and spiritually).  This is also my weekly check-in post for additional accountability.

Spiritual: I struggled to memorize this verse last year, but I think I may have gotten it this year.

Living and Active Soul Food week 1 - Ecclesiastes 4:12

What I thought was funny … this verse was part of our church readings yesterday!  We actually read Ecclesiastes 4:10-12, but isn’t it amazing how God sometimes keeps presenting the same verses to you over and over again?

Physical: I managed to get four days of exercise, with 29-37 minutes each time.  Two days were walking with my co-worker at lunch.  That always adds a nice break in the middle of the day.  I’m going to miss it when the weather turns nasty (I refuse to say the word sn*w!).  Friday I needed to get cash for the weekend and some butter, so I walked by myself to the local convenience store / gas station.

Saturday we had a wonderful day attending a local festival.  I’ll post more about that later.  We were there walking around for 3 hours.  Most of it was slow walking, so that didn’t count towards my weekly goal.  However, they have several walking trails, and we used one of them.  I have no idea how long the trail was, but my Fitbit said I had at least 35 min of moderate intensity movement.

It was a beautiful cool day for a nice long walk, and who could resist such a view?

a Saturday afternoon walk

We’re about an hour away from this location which doesn’t make it very convenient.  I told Papa I almost wish we lived closer.  I’d be there all the time walking the trails!

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