I awakened this morning, not feeling up to my usual routine. I felt fine physically, but mentally, wanted to do something other than running or kickboxing or the routine for resistance training. I thought, "hmm, it's early on a Sunday morning." Most folks utilize Sunday as a day of rest on many levels. I decided to declare Sundays as "a day of reinvention".
I took the opportunity to exercise my creative juices in an effort to develop a new adventure and not just nix my workout. Often times, we let the least little thing take us away from our routine. Sometimes, it just may be boredom that causes you to shy away from your workout. This is more of a reason to utilize Sundays as a day of reinvention to create a new routine or leverage other activities to your benefit.
So, I decided to leverage a trip to the local Farmers Market. Instead of driving, I power walked one mile, then took public transportation to the market. I walked around for about 45 minutes as I did my shopping. Then, I power walked a little more, using my groceries bags as weights while I walked. When you grocery shop, your apples, oranges, peaches, plums, pears, bags of grapes, cherries, etc, actually can provide enough weight to create resistance during a brisk walk.
If you bring your own eco friendly bags, you can carry more food and keep it stable while you power walk. While in motion, hold the bags as if you are about to perform a bicep curl, keeping the arms close to your body, elevated to about midway your torso. If you walk at least a mile, you will begin to feel the burn and therefore reap the benefits of power walking with your groceries.
Continue to create ways to keep your body in motion and burn some calories. Your will to win propels your desire to achieve your weight loss goals. Before you put any food in your mouth, ask yourself, "am I eating to nourish the body that I desire, or am I eating to satisfy the magnified cravings of the body that I have allowed to develop around me?"