Monday, 4 February 2019

RED January Day 31

I reached the end . . . . 


RED January and I've walked over 10,000 steps every day.

This is a lot more than normal for me (Desk job) and I do feel proud of myself.

It does lift your mood, you get lots of fresh air, you see the occasional chatty person, you definitely notice the weather and also sign of spring.


Friday, 1 February 2019

RED January - Day 26 - 30

The last few days . . . .






No words, I'm too tired.
 Just one more picture to come . . . .

Thursday, 31 January 2019

RED January - Day 21 - 25

Lots more walking. . . . .


With grey skies . . . 


A dusting of snow . . . 


A winter wonderland . . . . 


A thick fog. . . . 


All with my happy little companion.
Walking is great for your mental health but so is my beautiful Penny.
Shes always happy to go for a walk !!!

Monday, 28 January 2019

RED January - Day 16 - 20

Look at that, beautiful blue sky! Don't you just love it.


We haven't had long sunny days, me and Penny have developed a strategy of dashing out when the sun shines.


Just after my walk on the 18th my Fitbit fell off! (luckily at the table whilst drinking tea)
The strap had broken.


On the 19th I used the 'Fitbit in my glove' method of logging my steps.


So until my replacement strap arrives, its gloves every day.


If you fancy a read about the benefits of walking have have a look here.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

RED January - Day 11 - 15

Look at my lovely walking companion!



If you see me out walking with Penny, you'll notice me chatting away, don't worry I'm talking to Penny, I'm not talking to myself!!!


Even on a gloomy day Penny is happy to walk , walk, walk . . . .


This week my Son is suffering from the side effects of his treatment.
The daily walk gives me time to think it all over, which helps me keep upbeat at home when my Son needs me. 


So out we go, walking similar route, in different directions, different combinations, all adding up to a good walk each day.


How is your activity levels? Does a walk improve your mood?


Thursday, 24 January 2019

RED January - Day 6 - 10

So on I go, walking every day!


The weather has been gloomy.


Today was a wellie day! 



This week my Son was in Alder Hey Children's Hospital for the first round of treatment, so in a bid to keep busy, on top of all the walking, I decided to redecorate his bedroom. 


You might not have signed up for RED January but you could still challenge yourself to up your activity. 





Tuesday, 22 January 2019

RED January - Days 1 - 5

Way back in December I signed up for REDJanuary.


I'm not a runner but walking is fine.


January has been surprisingly dry so far. 


Lots of muggy and misty walks around the town.


And even a little retail therapy walking.


I always find the months after Christmas pretty depressing, cold, dark, etc
But walking really helps, keeping busy, getting out, setting yourself achievable (small) goals.