A few weeks ago one of my favorite humans who happens to be my co-host wrote an article detailing how swimming at the West Boise Y has jumpstarted his weight loss journey. He's continued to lose weight and get healthier and I couldn't be more excited for him. He's also motivated me to continue my health and fitness journey. I had been fluctuating for the last few months, especially with the holidays, but I finally buckled down. I'd already changed my eating habits, but it was time to be more active.

Unfortunately, I can't swim. And I hope to learn before summer arrives, but for now it's just not in the cards for me. I have a gym membership, but work and life have been unrelenting in busyness so I haven't been able to carve out time to go. Normally I'd use that as an excuse to stay stagnant, but I decided to take advantage of my work building's convenient proximity to the Greenbelt.

2 to 3 days a week for the last three weeks, I took a 6K to 8K step walk along the Greenbelt with one of my besties I have the pleasure of working with. Always at a brisk pace, these walks get my heart pumping and in fat burning mode. Plus I get to catch up with my friend and enjoy fresh crisp air. Even when it's cold. That's what sweaters are for.

And now I'm 159lbs instead of 168lbs. Hard to believe that walking has made the difference on the scale now that I've added it to my healthy practices. I highly recommend it, especially with how easy it is on the joints. I've got rickety ones. Just 9 more pounds until I hit my first of 3 goals. Mark my words, I'll be back with an update on March 22, 2021 with an update and progress pictures. It will be embarrassing if I don't hit that goal, so you can catch me back on the Greenbelt next week.

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