Sunday, July 17, 2016

Moving To Music

After dinner I realized I was only halfway to my 10,000 step goal for the day. According to the app on my phone the heat index was still close to 100 degrees, so I did not want to go outside. Instead, I went downstairs to the "gym", which is an area with Son Donald's weight bench and a TV with a selection of exercise DVDs. I selected a walking DVD, but when it loaded up I turned the volume off, and turned on the radio.

I mimicked the movements of the people on the TV, but walked to the beat of the music. Sometimes I went faster then them and sometimes I went slower. After a few minutes I added a pair of two pound weights for a little additional aerobic work. The music distracted me, and before I knew it the steps added up and I was done.

It felt good to turn off the DVD and put it away until the next time.  Based on the forecast for the next couple of weeks I don't think that will be too long.

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  1. Glad you attained your 10000 steps!

    1. I'm always glad (and relieved) to see the magic number appear on my phone screen.

  2. Good for you, I need to get out and do it too. You inspire me.

  3. Replies
    1. Me too. Every little bit helps.

    2. Where we live, going out to exercise is not a safe option so it's inside on Monster (name of treadmill), for me. Unless I want to hit the highschool or the park down the way. But I like being close to my bathroom and jogging half-naked, so I just stay in.