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The Fall and Winter Walking Path Ahead…

The Fall and Winter Walking Path Ahead…

So what’s up for the Fall and Winter walking path ahead? Forecasts of an unusually extreme winter may seem scary, but will that keep you from the enjoyment of walking? Certainly NOT! Just as I’ve been telling you all along here, there are truly so many ways to have fun walking no matter what the weather might be! There are Fall Festivals to look forward to, apple picking orchards to visit, and parks filled with bewitchingly

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Walk among the Wildflowers

Walk among the Wildflowers

Treat yourself to the luxury of walking among the wildflowers! Every morning… I take a walk around my garden to marvel at the sight of my own wildflowers playfully intertwined in bunches—each a different shape and color! It’s like meeting new friends, each with a colorful smiling face, drifting in the breeze, glowing in the sunshine… And then I extend my walk to the trail park to relish in the splendor of wildflowers in nature—fields

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Walk in the Multi-gen Community of Life!

Walk in the Multi-gen Community of Life!

No matter where you go for a walk, most likely you’ll find yourself in the company of fellow walkers of all ages…young, old and in-between!  All enjoying themselves to the fullest in their own special way! While walking through the trail park today, I notice an interesting cross-section of generations enjoying a walk!  Some trigger flashbacks of earlier years, others I can identify with now, and some transport me forward to visualize the future!  For example… I see a

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Walking in the Rain?

Walking in the Rain?

Walking in the Rain?  Seriously?  Although April showers bring May flowers, I can vouch for lots of May into June rainfall in our area, too! Yes, our flowers are blooming and continue to be refreshed with rain showers—no complaints on that!  But…what do you do when a sudden downpour literally dampens your plans for an anticipated walk to enjoy the spring into summer green-green foliage and brilliantly hued flowers? Have no fear, help is on the way! 

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Walk to Solve a Problem

Walk to Solve a Problem

  Have a decision to make you’ve been putting off, or a conundrum to unravel?  Why not take a walk? Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.  –Wallace Stevens Of course a walk is the perfect opportunity to “take a break” from all the concerns of the day…a break from worries, stress and annoyances large or small…and that’s great! But walking can do more than that—it can actually help you to solve

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Spring Fashion Mall Walking

Spring Fashion Mall Walking

Bring on the Spring!  I’m so ready to walk outside in warmer weather—aren’t you? But…with winter lingering on, Mall Walking is still one of my best ways to get some “out & about” exercise and to shape up my spring wardrobe at the same time–for FREE!  Here’s how… With spring just around the corner, store merchants are highlighting the new spring looks!  And…OK, I won’t lie…like most women, I do love to shop for new

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Winterscape Dance Walking at home!

Winterscape Dance Walking at home!

From my sheltered coziness inside, peering out to a winter wonderland… Yes..this is my most enjoyed way to appreciate nature these days—from the heated indoors, through my picture windows…how about you? Most of the sidewalks are still piled with snow in our area, so what better way to continue my love of walking than walking around the house! To enjoy the winter wonderland, I just stand in view of a full-sized window (a patio window’s best),

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Best 5 Tips for Successfully Walking the Shopping Mall

Best 5 Tips for Successfully Walking the Shopping Mall

Walking the Shopping Mall…is the perfect way to get out of the house for some “feel good” exercise, cruise the storefront displays and people watch, too!  It’s a fun place to be whether you do any shopping or not! Living in the Chicago area I am a “mall walking fanatic” when the weather turns cold!  The bigger the mall the better—more distance to cover without looping and passing the same stores repeatedly.  The large outlet

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Walk into Fall…a Colorful Experience!

Walk into Fall...a Colorful Experience!

Alas summer is long gone and the fall season is in full swing…moving swiftly towards winter… A weather forecaster’s remark that our Chicago weather is currently almost 20 degrees colder than normal for this time of year, made this fact blatantly apparent! I have to admit that at first this triggered some despair as I reminisced about the glorious weather I’d enjoyed while walking this past summer—ahhh…those were the days… But quickly, I realized I needed to change

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Where do you go to Walk?

Where do you go to Walk?

So where do you go to walk? Each of you probably has a favorite place to go walking…so do I! Sometimes the weather may dictate which venue you select for your walk…or it may be your schedule for the day, the types of things on your “to do” list, a special errand requiring extra travel outside of your “local zone” or even just your energy level.  Here’s an overview of places that have worked well for me, to easily

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Why Walk? What are the Benefits?

Why Walk?  What are the Benefits?

Why walk?  Walking is a wonderful way to…  Enjoy the sights and breathe some Fresh Air, Tell your body to “Wake Up” with some Exercise, Or take a Relaxing Break from a busy work-filled day! WALKING is FUN for everyone!  You’ll discover the incredible Benefits of walking when you decide to include Walking in your daily life!  Here’s how walking allows you to do the things you love more often, the things you need to do more effectively and some “direct results” benefits, too!   Walking is a great way to… 1. 

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Intro – My Fitness Training

Intro - My Fitness Training

A snapshot of my fitness training…and what I do now!  Like many of you, my fitness training and interests have spanned the gamut!  Here’s a snippet of my journey…what has your fitness journey been like? I’ve been a professional Ballroom Dancer, a gymnast, a runner, have run a couple of short marathons, taken classes in Ballet, Jazz, Flamenco, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Belly Dancing, Hip Hop and more.  And I still do Pilates & Yoga at home and enjoy a dance class now

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