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Pump Up the Volume

January 9, 2009

First, listen to this tune.


Walk, run, sew, sing, dance, wash your car, vacuum the floor, fold the laundry, skip, lift a couple cans of soup, climb the stairs, do anything. I *dare* you to sit still while listening to this song. Come on… join in with me!

This song came in my head today when I went out for some exercise. I am committed to increasing the level of exertion or intensity every time I get out to exercise. Last time, it was running a little bit for the first time. Today it was walking faster and running a bit more. Today I made it up to Safeway (a mile away) in fifteen minutes. This used to take me a half hour, then twenty-some minutes, now only 15. Soon it will be nine minutes because I’ll be running the whole way. Well, maybe not soon, but someday.

Volume also comes into play when I choose what to eat. I am one of those people who likes a LOT of food on my plate. I never knew how to judge when I was hungry, and lets be honest, I just like eating. So now to get more when I eat, I pump up the volume with veggies, lean meats, whole grains. Those things Weight Watchers calls “filling foods”. And you know what? They’re right. They are filling.

Today is a good day. I now know that I don’t need to take half a day or any really significant amount of time out of my day to work out. All I invested was thirty minutes today on my “lunch hour”. (I work from home so I really don’t have a lunch hour.) And I still had time to eat some leftover mexican soup for lunch.

A little side bonus? I got honked at while I was out walking. Okay, well, they could have been honking at another car, but I like to think they were honking at me. That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it. LOL.

Now, replay that song! I’m going to.

  1. January 10, 2009 6:18 am

    I love this song…. reminds me of my bar hopping days in high school (Yes, I know …) and college. I loved to dance back in the day. Fun post, and I’m so excited to hear you got honked at. Whoa-hoo!!!

  2. January 11, 2009 9:54 am

    GG – Thanks! I love this song and the beat. I was a young mama when this came out, but that didn’t stop me from loving it.

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