With the weather getting colder, golf season has pretty much come to a close. Mentally I am in a really good space right now. I feel really motivated in the fall, I don't know why. I think maybe it's because it is still the beginning of the school year and there's this fresh atmosphere. Also, I just feel very successful and blessed (thank you God) this quarter to have completed some college applications. I am taking classes I love and I've decided to dedicate my last year to really enjoying myself and doing things because I want to, not because it "looks" good.
I cannot stress how valuable walking is to the human body. I do it almost every day. I used to run, but then I realized that running 5, 7, or even 10 miles really wasn't worth it for all the calories I was "burning". Did I really want to pay the price of all the distress it was putting on my feet, knees, and hips? And if I was suffering now that I am young, what about as I continued my marathon runs as an adult? Someone told me they didn't long distance run anymore because walking was simply the most natural form of exercise. And I thought about this and it just seemed to make so much sense...
Check out these awesome links explaining why working outside is better for you mentally and physically!
Hope you enjoyed the links. Do you exercise outdoors frequently? What are some of your favorite work-outs to do?