Tuesday, December 11, 2007

~A little walk~

Yesterday was nice out (as in, it was 33*, not snowing, raining, and no wind fiercely blowing), so I took the opportunity and went for a walk. It was nice to be outside and get some fresh air.

If you look at a chart of obesity percentages by state, you can see where your state fits in.It is no surprise to me that Michigan is in the top 10. A good portion of the year the weather is just so yucky, so uninviting to go out in. There really is not much that will entice the Michigander outside during February, and I do think that weather and outside attractions do play a part in one's fitness.

This winter, I'm going to *try* to get outside more. I need the fresh air, if only for a few minutes. That being said, the weather today is not enticing. It is a rainy, slushy, icy mess out there!

Where does your state fall? Do you think you get outside often enough, especially during the winter?


Gina said...

I was born and raised in Michigan. I now live in Ohio which doesn't rank much better than Michigan.

I live in a rural area so walking around the neighborhood isn't an option for me. I have to make an appointment with myself three times a week to go to the Y.

I walk and do free weights for just over an hour. I always feel better when I'm done but when its cold, its so hard to get motivated. I've decided its like brushing my teeth. Its just something you gotta do! I've maintained a nearly 90 lb weight loss for 2.5 years so exercise definitely works.

Anonymous said...

yea on maintaining your weight loss, gina!

WI is 34. Surprise since it is just across the lake. But Wisconsinites (sp?) do like to get out and about. There is a lot of outdoor sports in winter and summer.

Today I took the 4mi round trip to the PO. Always a nice walk. And I try to walk into work. J drops me off and I walk the rest of the way. Always feels good! Except this summer when I was sweating. Yuck.

Tammy said...

Gina, that is great on the weight maintenance! Way to go!!!!

Rebecca, that really is amazing the difference of two states side by side!!!