Living in the North has its advantages. We have access to beautiful fresh air landscaping at our fingertips. The disadvantage of living in the North for me is the cold, snowy winters.

I am not a “winter person”. This keeps me indoors most of the time in the winter. And my job, which I love, has me sitting most of the time. 

Over the years, I combatted sedentary winter patterns by building my stamina by walking from the time spring emerged until fall came along. During this build-up, once a week, I took at least a 90-minute walk. In the past few years, injuries have left me unable to do that.

Last year, I was finally able to start walking approximately 3km twice a week. Our winter started later which meant more time on the pavement. Spring came early which means our twice-weekly routine has begun (with the exception of a little more snow). The goal for those is to increase our speed.

Starting Tuesday, I am building strength and stamina by starting daily morning walks. Mondays will be my rest day.

These morning walks will start my day off by increasing my heart rate, get me moving, and help gain mental clarity. I will feel better all the way around. And this will be added to my twice-weekly walks to increase my pace. 
If you want to join me on this journey, here’s my plan.

May 25 Daily for 1 week 15 minutes Week 1
May 30 LONG DAY 30 minutes Week 1
June 1 Daily for 1 week 20 minutes Week 2
June 6 LONG DAY 30 minutes Week 2
June 8 Daily for 1 week 25 minutes Week 3
June 13 LONG DAY 45 minutes Week 3
June 15 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 4
June 20 LONG DAY 45 minutes Week4
June 22 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 5
June 27 LONG DAY 45 minutes Week 5
June 29 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 6
July 4 LONG DAY 60 minutes Week 6
July 6 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 7
July 11 LONG DAY 60 minutes Week 7
July 13 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 8
July 18 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 8
July 20 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 9
July 25 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 9
July 27 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 10
August 1 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 10
August 3 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 11
August 8 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 11
August 10 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 12
August 15 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 12
August 17  Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 13
August 22 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 13
August 24  Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 14
August 29 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 14
August 31 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 15
September 5 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 15
September 7 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 16
September 12 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 16
September 14 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 17
September 19 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 17
September 21 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 18
September 26 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 18
September 28 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 19
October 3 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 19
October 5 Daily for 1 week 30 minutes Week 20
October 10 LONG DAY 90 minutes Week 20

As part of my physical self-care regimen, I will continue my weekly personal yoga/pilates sessions with my dear friend, Sherry Jibb, owner of The Healing Place Yoga, Pilates & Reiki Sher-fit. And my continued routine Thai Massage with Jeremy Wulkan, owner of Jeremy Fixes Bodies.

 As we move through this 20-week journey together, I will share my experiences weekly. These will include my insights, my feelings, and my experiences.

 Let’s get moving!!!