Sunday, December 27, 2009

Go Outside and Get Healthy

There is no snow here yet and it has not been cold enough for the local outdoor rink to freeze so we are still doing a lot of hiking. And planning ahead.

In January I will be participating in the the Ten on 10 Healthy Challenge and invite you to join me. I will write about our (Arch is joining me) progress once a week. On Friday. The rest of the time this blog will be about what it is always about - going outside and having fun. Not that this challenge will not be fun, I think it will, but you never know.

Arch and I are not young chickens but we do not think of ourselves as being old - he is 69 and I am 67 - and at this stage in life it is not easy to lose weight. At the same time, good health is the greatest asset we have and we plan to hang on to it. That means controlling our weight and blood pressure. Without pills.

Our goals are:

  • Lose 1lb/week for 10 weeks.
  • Be able to walk uphill for 6kms in 1 hour. (that is from my sister's home to ours)
  • Lose 2 lbs a week for 10 weeks.
  • Reduce upper end blood pressure by 20 points.
How we will do it:
Are you ready to join us. If so register here.
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  1. Sounds like a plan. Good luck Anne & Arch !

  2. Thanks Bottie. Will be a challenge :)

  3. Woooooo, I'm a certified couch potato.

  4. I like this idea! I think I will check out that link for the challenge and might even get motivated enough to participate.

    Good luck to you and Arch!

  5. Thanks Jack. I like the idea that the end goal is to get healthy, rather than appearance related. I think it should be fun.

  6. Hi Anne:

    Thank you for hopping over to my blog and leaving comments! I have tried a couple of times to return the favor to you but the trail always led me to the hammock company ...thanks for leaving your URL!
    What a nice blog you have here! Your Christmas diningroom is lovely! And, of course, love the dog's name! Haha! And I have a turkey breast in the oven, I may just need your recipe! :0) I will certainly be back here for a visit and am adding you to my blogroll! Have a super day! :0)

  7. I am contemplating starting yoga for 2010. All the best with your health and fitness goals for the upcoming year.

  8. I'm trying to get healthy too. In fact I'm back at the gym today! Yay. The BustaMove challenge has got me kicks tarted and I am going to join the XWeighted home challenge too which is a 6 month thing.We shall see......
    So glad you are making an effort, you are right, health is our greatest asset!

  9. Great resolution, Anne. All the best to you and Arch to achieve your goals! Here's to a great 2010.
    Doug at the Authentic Seacoast