Walk It Out

Mr. Gaunt and I have decided to take up walking! I know, not that thrilling but I gotta do something to lose 20 lbs by July! Plus lately I’ve been feeling kind..err…Fat. I havent gained wait, been the same for a while, but I’m sick of the size I am. Time to go down a bit. So because we live right next to the Highline Canal Trail there’s really no reason for us to not walk regularly. The weather is also a lot nicer and it stays light out later. Mr. Gaunt wants me to buy a bike so we can ride together, but I’m worried we wont actually do it. If we can walk at least 4 nights a week for the entire month of May, then I will consider buying a bike. I need to know we can stick to something.

So tonight was sort of a trial to see what route we wanted to take. Turned out we walked just over 3 miles, in just under an hour. I don’t have a pedometer to track my length, but I found this great website called Gmaps Pedometer. GMP lets you trace your route on Google Maps and tells you your exact distance. Here is our route (yes at one point we tried to take a shortcut and ended up just making a loop)

Then I wanted to see how many Calories I burned. Thanks to GMP I knew we had done 3 miles in 1 hour, so I used Health Status’Activity Calorie Calculator to determine I burned almost 400 calories! Not too bad.

Highline Canal Trail

Things Are Blooming!

Our Back Yard

My Secret Fall

I am madly in love with the season right now. This morning I took a walk around our pond to capture some of the secret moments of fall, the ones too small to see, the ones that look ugly from afar. The walk was nice, although it is mighty hot today. I know nature photos can be mighty boring sometimes, but I hope you enjoy these. I also encourage you to take your own nature walk, its great excercise and you get to work on your photography skills!

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