God Bless America Magnet

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Will You Do to be Lean in 2017?

Possibly you have resolved to loose weight this year. Maybe you have decided to exercise more. Whatever your resolve is, make sure it helps you to be lean.

Old Roller Skates 

I have done cardio, Zumba, and rollerskating. I really like both of them, but I really like walking. Be sure to stretch your muscles before walking.

A. Benefits of Walking:

1. Walking is free. You can walk in your neighborhood, the park, or even in the mall.
In the neighborhood or park you get to smell the fresh air.

2. You can walk alone or with others

3. You can set your own pace.

 I really like this one, because there have been others that have said I  walk too slow for them.

4. A doctor once told me walking gets the heart to pumping and that is good.

Rollerskating is one of the other ways I will stay lean. Although I do not skate as often as I would like, I enjoy the times that I do. I started skating in elementary school. I would skate every week after school. At that time they had skates that would hook on to your regular shoes as shown in the picture above. I hated those. Eventually I skated well and requested shoe skates one Christmas. They were so much better.

According to FitnessMagazine, depending on your size a 150 pound person can burns 482 calories per hour skating. So just imagine when you skate several hours how many calories you are burning.

B. Benefits of Skating:

1. Rollerskating does burn calories.

2. A good form of exercise

3. Listening to the music is good therapy while rollerskating

4. It provides hand, body, movement and coordination

C. Benefits of Changing Eating Habits

1. Eat less not more. This is something that I am doing and it has become a lifestyle.

2. Eat to live instead of living to eat. It is so important for me to eat intentionally.
 Just because the  event I attend has cookies, donuts, and other good sugary stuff, does not mean I need to indulge in it.

3. Don't beat myself up. There may be days that I fall off the wagon and eat more than I should.


I will not beat myself up about it. I will remember to stay focused and look towards my goals.

What will you do to stay lean in 2017? I would love to hear from you.

Photo Caption:

Commons, wikimedia.org., The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License

Would You Share This Article With Someone?

Was this article Helpful? What Other Topics Would You Like Addressed?

Follow Me on

Learn More From this Author. . . . Just Click the Link Below


  1. I don't think I want to try skating at my age but when I was a kid I love roller skating. Now I stick to walking which you have certainly listed some very valid health benefits of walking. Sharing twitter & pinning. Congratulations on being featured on HHG&N blog hop. Happy Spring!

  2. I love to walk, and stretch after walking. That way muscles don't tense up during the day. Be well and congrats on being featured at the HHGN Blog Party! Nancy A @ obloggernewbie.blogspot.com

  3. I also started the year with new health and fitness goals in my mind, and I've been doing some different things. First, I started working with a health coach, and she's been very helpful. I also needed the accountability! Second, I changed a lot of my eating habits. I now watch my portions more, I do some intermittent fasting, and keep a food journal. I've also been doing longer workouts in the morning and I go walking in the afternoons. So far, I've lost 3 inches off my waistline, so I think I'm on the right path!

    1. Good for you Fabiola. I keep a calorie journal also. Thanks for stopping by anointedtoday.blogspot.com

  4. Great outlook on food and eating less.

    Blogger's Pit Stop

  5. Thanks for sharing this Betty. I agree with you that walking is one of the best ways to get active. I especially enjoy it when I can walk outdoors and be in nature. I like to mix in a little strength training and yoga. I think the most important thing is to find something you enjoy. Life is too short to spend it forcing yourself to exercise. Plus you're more likely to stick with it if you are having fun. Good luck with your fitness goals.


    1. I agree Christie. It is good to find something you enjoy.

  6. Burning more calories than I consume -- this is the plan. Stay active to jump start a sluggish middle-aged metabolism. Thanks for your encouragement.

    1. That sounds like a plan Michele. I am glad you felt encouraged.

  7. I am focused on water, clean eating and exercise in addition to mind practices.

  8. We hike with our friends a few times a week; we really enjoy getting out in nature and getting our exercise.