Posted by Lucretia Landrum
Walking my dog "Snuggles" for a least 20 mins. a day is one of easiest ways for me to get exercise. I had a doctor tell me a long time ago that if I'd just walk 20 mins a day, and eat correctly,I would lose weight. I've lost weight then gained it back over the years so many times,I've lost count. So, now at 70 yrs. young, I have discovered, finally, what I was doing wrong. Exercise is an essential part of getting back to perfect weight, but what & how I eat is the other 1/2 of the equation. I was fortunate to find a good book on eating my way to good health and perfect weight, and in past 6 mos have lost over 46 lbs with light exercise & eating healthy.\n I found out that all those many "New Years resolutions" about joining a health club and exercing there did work for me. I wasted alot of money on memberships in those clubs, as I just couldn't keep up the rigorious exercises and wasn't disciplined enough to get up and go to the gym regularly, and eventually stopped altogether.\n We should pick an exercise that is something that we really enjoy doing. Then, if we eat healthy, getting ALL junk food out of our life, we can watch the pounds drop off. Swimming, for instance, is one of my favorite exercises. I've recently had 2 minor surgeries(ruptured ear drum & a partial cornea transplant) Both of the surgeons have restricted me from swimming.( both were 100% sucessful, by the way) I've finally been told I can begin to swim again in January. I can hardly wait.......that is the way we all should feel and can if we pick an exercise we love or enjoy doing. Having a dog as a pet is a sure fire way to get your 20 mins. of exercise in daily. I wish the best for you !