Thursday, February 6, 2014

Old Thomas knew whereof he spoke

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is best. … No one knows, till he tries, how easily a habit of walking is acquired.                                                                                   ~ Thomas Jefferson
As both of you know, I'm a walker. I used to be a runner. I'd love to be a runner again. I try to pick up the pace a couple times a week and I do like interval training (I use the RunDouble app) very much.

But most of my 1300+ miles in 2013 were one foot in front of the other at about a 3mph pace.

Which is fine. Better than fine. Those 1300+ miles got me where I am today, which is within striking distance of a normal BMI.

And wearing size 10 jeans.

FOR ME, the combination of finding a way to eat PLUS all those steps resulted in the progress I've made. Just walking or just eating a paleo diet wouldn't have yielded the same results. I'm convinced of that.

For 2014, I've set a goal of 1500 miles. I'm already pretty far behind (thank you, Winter!), but just as I know that getting back to primal/paleo food basics is vital to my health and well-being (and weight loss!), I also know that I can catch up on my miles as the weather gets better.

In the meantime, my eyes and mind are wide open for inspiration and motivation.

Thank you, Mr. Jefferson!

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