Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Walk This Way

Our vehicles are out of commission, the shop we use is about 2 miles from our house, and I very happily volunteered to drop the van off today.  I love a good walk out-of-doors!  And I've learned a few things along the way to maximize my walking workouts.

From choreographers in my "glory days" I learned proper posture:  Lift in the sternum, roll the shoulders back and down, and tip the pelvis forward while sucking the belly button towards the spine.

From T-Tapp I have learned to roll the thumbs outward with palms facing forward.  I find this helpful in the extreme for my posture, seeing as I'm ridonkulously endowed in the boobilage department.  As you get more and more comfortable, add pointing your toes forward and bending in the knees while pushing them outward.

It's a lot to remember!  Go slowly at first; you will still be sore.  I'm sure I'm the strange bird in the neighborhood from the burpees off my front porch several times a day to walking with JAZZ HANDS!  As you practice, it will get better.  You will learn to relax your metacarpals in time, as well as increase your speed.  I feel like walking this way will always challenge you, as you can always tuck farther and squeeze harder!

Sometimes I like to walk with 3-5 lb. hand weights.  I try to do one movement per block:  bicep curls, triceps, shoulder shrugs, back pinches, overhead presses, or delt lifts.  Happy walking!

Pushin' through the pain!

I forgot to share the best part of my day!  As I came in our car guy said, "Oh it's you!  I barely recognized you.  You've lost weight!"  I'll take it!


  1. You do burpees? Hardcore! Way to go!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog!! You've accomplished so much! Congrats on your success so far.

    I highly recommend Kris Carr's books - she's awesome and very empowering :)

  3. Sorry about your cars. That totally stinks!! Glad you got some awesome walks though. Compliments are awesome!

  4. Yah, I love an outdoor walk too - just not in cold, icy weather, which is what we're getting right now! Congrats on the non-scale victory!

  5. I love outdoor activities & walking too! I hardly ever get to them these days but your post made me want to head on out!

  6. I just lo e your comment about ridonkulous boobilage. Made me snort my water. In public too!

  7. I'm sorry about your vehicles. *Hugs* Doesn't it feel amazing when people notice your hard work at losing weight? I bet that put you on Cloud 9. :)

  8. Hi! I'm a new reader! Thanks for the walking advice, I'll be using it!!! And that is an awesome comment to hear, way to go!

  9. Vehicles are almost all healed up! Thanks for all your good thoughts. I'm excited for another built-in workout today for a pick-up. :)


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