V and me: Walkin’ and trash talkin’

I will be honest for the sake of transparency. I wrote this post a while ago…It is April now and I wrote this back in August. But it was a good post and the name was just too clever to not post.  OK!  So here we go.

We started our walk with this view:

IMG_5760Middle-of-the-week. The day when drinking entire pot of coffee does nothing but make you more tired. Does it get any worse? Between work, meetings and other sad adult like obligations it seems really hard sometimes to get out and get a walking. Thankfully having a buddy that is also walking helps! I went for a walk with a friend (who has since left HI for bigger and better things.  I swear I am not bitter.) so I will need to find a new walking buddy. I digress.

In Honolulu there is a nice beach park called Ala Moana. The best part about this is that all along the beach and around the park there is a paved sidewalk, which makes it PERFECT for those evening strolls. If you had time you could just keep looping around the beach. This is also a really nice spot for a sunset stroll because there is a great view of the sunset.

IMG_5761Anyway, back to midweek blues. It is so easy to just stay home in jammies watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory after a long day of work. I am trying to get on track with making new healthy habits. One of those is exercise. I am not talking about intense, lose 20 pounds in 10 days, do or die type workouts. Basically, I just want normal workouts to, you know, not be squishy and to be an all around more healthy person. Also, I want to hike koko head at some point in my life…so there’s that for motivation.

Walking has so many obvious benefits, but let’s just run over them.

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Lift your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination

One thing this list does not mention that walking with a friend is also great since it allows for quality time, but also motivation.

We ended our walk with this view:

IMG_5764Until next time, plant nothing but love.

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