Fresh Air Fridays! Walking at Home; Come Check out my hood.

Inspiration for Women Over 40: walking at homeI intend to start sharing videos of what we get up to each week ,outdoors. I hope it will inspire you to get outside in the fresh air more often. I have readers from all over the world, so I thought I’d kick off “Fresh Air Fridays” with a look at the neighborhood where I live. I am BIG on walking at home right now…. Like- HUGE.

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I used to run more, but now I find myself enjoying walking. Maybe it’s because of Winston- Saint Bernards aren’t exactly the best breed of dog to take for a run….. That face! Inspiration for women over 40: walking at home for exercise. Fresh Air Fridays. That dog though. :-)

Or maybe it’s my aging body, that gives me a bit of joint crankiness whenever I begin a new exercise again. (For the record, that crankiness DOES typically work its self out after awhile, as I stick to whatever I am doing). Or maybe it’s because we have just moved to this house and I’m not really familiar with the area.

Or- maybe I’m just being lazy- I don’t know.

But for now- I am doing a lot of walking at home during the week and I really like it.Inspiration for walking at home!

I know my friends and family on the east coast and in the UK are yelling at me right now about how hot and humid it is outside and sistas- I’VE. BEEN. THERE. I lived in Virginia pretty much my whole life, I KNOW what it’s like to get up early to try to beat the heat only to step outside into sauna-like conditions and realize there IS NO “beating the heat”. Anyway, it probably goes without saying that y’all need to find yourself some water and get outside that way- you can tell me all about how awesome your walks are in the fall. šŸ™‚ Inspiration for women over 40: Walking at home for exercise.

We live in the mountains so the summer weather is more tolerable. The terrain is pretty much downhill/uphill the whole time, so it definitely gets your heart rate up. Its so easy to just throw my kicks on, grab Winston’s leash and head out the door, and I find myself looking forward to it.

If there is one thing that I am learning working at this little blog of mine, it’s that I have to spend a LOT of time on my backside. So, if you are a blogger, PLEASE tell me how you work in exercise into your week! Everything else I am doing at the moment is very hit and miss and that isn’t typically like me….so- I need a better plan!

I wanted to share some of the scenery with you around my new hood. Come take a little walk with Winston and I, hope you like it.

We often overlook the fact that among the loads of other benefits, exercise plays a huge roll in anti-aging as well, so to sound completely a bore: We Need To Exercise!  Its true. Find what you like and get after it. Inspiration for Women Over 40: Walking at home for exercise.

Do you like to get outside to get some exercise? I’d love to hear what your neighborhood is like and if you would ever consider walking at home as a daily activity. We all live in different areas so I enjoy hearing from readers in other places and how they go about getting some exercise. Fresh Air Fridays…….it’s about to be a thing.

P.S.-Please help me live my dream to wash my face and then get paid to tell people about it, by sharing, liking and commenting! šŸ˜€ Best.readers. Ever. 



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  1. June 23, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I totally agree walking and hiking are a great form of exercise and much need for those of us who blog or have any kind of desk job!
    We hike almost every weekend spring and fall and whenever its not to hot in the summer! I heard some where that hiking burns more calories than walking ! So living in area like you do is a hug plus! Happy hiking and blogging too! šŸ™‚

    • melissa
      June 23, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting! Hiking around here is awesome-it’s awesome to connect with another outdoor lover! Looking for trails for this weekend as we speak! Have a great weekend.

  2. jodie filogomo
    June 23, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I’ve been saying that I like the kindler and gentler work outs now that I’m older!! As long as we’re moving, it’s all good!!
    Winston is such a cutie!! Heck, I could ride him, if I get tired, ha ha!

    • melissa
      June 23, 2017 / 11:38 am

      You have no idea how often we say that about Winston! Hes awesome at pulling, and on those big, long hills I often dream of having a little cart, lol! I have been a fitness enthusiast (I guess thats the right term) for quite awhile now, but I still haven’t found my grove since our move, so- walking it is at the moment! And I am really enjoying it. šŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting! love your blog!

  3. jodie
    June 23, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I’ve been saying that I like the kindler and gentler workouts now that I’ve gotten older. But as long as we are moving, it’s all good!!
    And Winston is such a cutie! Heck, I could ride him if I get too tired! Ha ha!

  4. melissa
    June 23, 2017 / 2:24 pm

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  5. June 23, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Loved this post! I totally agree how important it is to get out and get fresh air, it’s a lot easier in the summer and on weekends! Such a good reminder!

    Chow Down USA

    • melissa
      June 27, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Thanks! And thanks for the comment (I think I fixed the commenting issue on here- sorry about that- i need an IT guru!). I agree MUCH easier -and here in UT the mornings and late in the evenings are almost always cool, so thats a huge plus as well. šŸ™‚

  6. June 23, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Loved this post! I totally agree how important it is to get out and get fresh air, it’s a lot easier in the summer and on weekends! Such a good reminder!


  7. June 23, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Loved this post! I totally agree how important it is to get out and get fresh air, it’s a lot easier in the summer and on weekends! Such a good reminder!

  8. June 27, 2017 / 5:26 am

    I love walking in my neighborhood in the cool summer mornings (when there are some!) It has a few very steep hills, which get to be annoying.

    • melissa
      June 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

      I love it too Pam. Most of the AM is cool here in Utah, so thats usually when I get out. Our Saint Bernard Winston isn’t much on the heat, lol.

  9. June 27, 2017 / 8:36 am

    It’s also great to meet your blog!

    • melissa
      June 27, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thank you Nancy!

  10. Aunt Dolores
    June 27, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Nice Video but I wanted to see more of Winston. I get some exercise from walking a dog each day that lives 5 miles from me. She is a Snoodle. Poodle/Snouzar mix. She is very sweet and is so excited to see me. Her owner is off on Tuesdays and Saturdays, but I still walk her at least 4 to 5 days a week. Your Aunt Mary Jane, your cousin Claudia and maybe me are going to start doing Yoga. I’m not sure about me yet.

    • melissa
      June 27, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Oh that is SO great Aunt Dolores!!! How sweet that you can walk your neighbors dog! And I will try to put more of Winston in the next video. And definitely give the yoga a try- it’s not what you think- and it will be fun! Let me know how it goes!

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