I am officially ready for my first day of full time work! Summer ends for me on Friday! I am returning feeling much better about my physical health than I ended last school year. Although the weight loss is VERY SLOW, I still can tell I have lost inches and feel much, much better.
But, it has taken exercise all but three days of the summer. For the last 12 days, I have walked and worked light weights for an hour a day. So, I enter this school year with fear and trepidation. The CDC released a report this week about the values of walking. Here is the LINK!
The report says for walking to be of any value it needs to be done at least 2 ½ hours per week. My plan right now is to do twenty minutes a day (M-F) and one hour in the mornings on the weekend. But, I am the first to tell you that good exercise and healthy eating is very difficult for me during the school year. Also, I work in an interior room with no windows, so it will take determination to keep my daily dose of Vitamin D going. I have been faithful to 15 minutes a day for 3-5 days a week all summer.
I will be honest and report back if I am able to keep my new healthy routine going or not. I will say that I start this year with more determination to do this than ever before!