Gmaps pedometer

November 14, 2007

Today I went on another walk, inspired by so many other people’s blogs and stories of how they feel better after forcing themselves to exercise. I tried a slightly different route, and ended up going for a whole hour!

I just played with Gmaps Pedometer which is really cool – I was able to put in a couple of walking routes around me and I now know a 3 mile loop and a 4 mile loop, both of which take me through local parks. It was easy to use (after I read the instructions!) and useful too. It will even calculate your calories burned.

I’m feeling much more into the swing of losing weight this week. It seems like less of a struggle, and I have been enjoying listening to podcasts on my walks. This weekend will likely be hard (houseguests, and a dinner party) but I think I’m settling into this without much strain right now.

As I was walking I was thinking about how I’ll exercise in the winter, whether I’ll need to re-join the gym, etc. It’s true that walking is much more pleasant than the gym. But when it’s cold, rainy or snowy? I still want to check out the public pools around me, that could be a good solution too.

All of this seems to be a decent distraction from feeling sorry for myself, and that is a good thing. I am still having pain & some trouble from my miscarriage, and I really need a distraction. It would be easy for that distraction to be food, so I think I’m doing pretty well, all things considered.

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