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Starting the Day off With a Walk!

Good morning, friends!

Just wanted to check in real quick and say hi! I’ve been a busy bee visiting with family and my new nephew, but was able to squeeze in a brisk 3 mile walk this morning with my mom.

We walked through my parent’s neighborhood, which really feels like walking through the woods. I love it, and the workout we get walking up and down these Tennessee hills is fantastic. The sun was shining, the birds were out, and we both enjoyed the fresh air.

walking in franklin tennessee

I LOVE Saturday morning workouts, even if just a walk. It’s the BEST way to get a weekend started, in my opinion. I always feel wide awake, and ready to take on the day. Plus, I know I’ve already gotten my burn on, and don’t have to worry about what I eat the rest of the day! (Not that I worry about what I eat anyways, but you know what I mean)

We got to talking about WHY we walk, and why even just walking is a good idea for ANYBODY. It’s not just to lose weight, or maintain weight, but to help fight off multiple diseases that we are all susceptible to! I KNOW my diet isn’t perfect, and I know all those Totino’s Pizzas will catch up with me one day, so exercising regularly is super important. Things like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc, etc, etc, can all be fought off with regular exercise and a healthy diet! I know my genes make me extra prone to heart disease and diabetes, so making exercise a part of my lifestyle is something I’m not willing to sacrifice. When I don’t do anything active for days at a time, I feel like a sloth! And when I finally do get back into an exercise routine, I feel worlds different. My mood changes, I feel productive, confident, and strong – feelings I know are related to exercise!

So, GO FOR A WALK! Please, for my sanity. I guarantee you will be so glad you did!

I’m off to enjoy a full day of shopping, running errands, loving on my nephew, and visiting with friends!

Why do you exercise? Do you like taking walks when you can’t run or do anything else?

18 Comments

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    Ashley @ Married to the Game
    March 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I love Saturday morning workouts too! I’m about to go to the gym right now. Have a great weekend!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Fun! Hope you had a great Saturday!!

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    Ashley
    March 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I actually really love walking. All that matters is that you find time in your day to be active. That is the key! Make time for physical activity every single day. 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      I completely agree!! I feel so sluggish if I don’t!

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    Ashley
    March 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I exercise for ME. My health, my sanity, and my happiness 🙂 <3

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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Love this 🙂

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    March 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I LOVE walking as a form of exercise! Honestly, nothing clears your head more and it’s so enjoyable- especially when you’re in good company 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Yes!! So true! Even when I’m just out walking my dog I can un-stress from the day 🙂

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    Ashley
    March 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I LOVE walks! I cannot wait for all the snow and slush to melt so that we can easily walk on the sidewalks again 🙂 your parents neighborhood looks beautiful!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Girl I am so sick of all this winter mess! I couldn’t imagine living further north where it’s actually legit accumulation regularly!

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    Jenn@runnderlust
    March 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Walking is all I’m doing these days
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Better than nothing! 😉

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    March 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I had a Saturday morning walk too! I actually took two- about 1 1/ 2 miles in colonial Williamsburg, and another 1 1/2 with the dog. It’s my favorite kind of activity on the weekends when I don’t feel like being cooped up in the gym.
    Sounds like you had a great time with your mom too, I wish mine lived closer to me.
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      That sounds amazing! I’ve never been to Williamsburg, but I bet it’s beautiful! And so historical! I’m with ya, I hate being stuck in the gym when it’s so pretty out!

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    March 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I love to walk! It’s great form of exercise and one of my favorite things to do when catching up with friends! I also love Saturday morning work outs! I ran this Saturday morning and I just felt pumped all day!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Love walking with friends too! Perfect way to catch up 🙂 AND you’re being healthy! YAY how far did you run??

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    Jessie
    March 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Since being sidelined from running in order to get my hormones straight again, walking & strength training have been my 2 main forms of exercise. I’m not sure what I’d do had I not been able to walk. I find it gives the peace I need throughout the day to just really think & take in fresh air, release any built or stress & just let go of life <3
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      Sweet Miles
      March 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thank goodness you can still walk! I would be bummed as well! Walks are definitely the best way to clear your head and get some fresh air 🙂

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