Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My New November 17th Resolution

I say you don't have to wait until January 1st to make a resolution. Just make it now!

So, here's mine. I decided yesterday that I just had to get off my lazy caboose and get some more exercise in. So I made a resolution that I wouldn't sit down to read books anymore. If I'm going to read, I can walk on the treadmill while I do it.

Before, I could never do that because I thought I was wasting my exercise time if I wasn't pushing myself really hard. And you can't push yourself really hard while you're reading a book. It's just too jiggly. :o)

But then I realized that if I'm going to be sitting reading a book anyway, I may as well be walking and reading a book. So I set the treadmill nice and slow and walked 2 miles. It took me 40 minutes.

Today, I read some more - and walked another mile in 20 minutes.

I think this will accomplish more than one thing. I'll be sitting less, walking more, and possibly even reading less. You know those times you just can't put the book down because it's just too compelling. That'll push me to exercise more. And it'll also push me to put the book down and get something productive done, already.

Okay, so I've only been sticking to this new goal for about 30 hours now, but it's working so far. Wish me luck!!


Rebecca Talley said...

Great idea. I wish I could combine aerobics with reading but I think I'd toss the book around too much :).

Tristi Pinkston said...

Reading less? Did you say reading less? Gasp ... need oxygen ...

It should never be reading less! Read more! Read more!!