This is a book about walking your way to better. Everywhere you turn, people, podcasts and gurus promise a simple path to the life you want. But few of them work. Why? Because simply reading the words is rarely enough to call your heart and mind to action. This book is different.
Each section provides a thought-starter, insight or story. But I don’t want you to just read it. I want you to read a section and then lace up your sneakers and head out the door. Because while walking, your brain processes in a unique way, enabling you to recognize the things that are truly holding your back and the changes you actually need to make.
You will literally Walk Your Way to Better. Along the way, you will forge a powerful connection between your mind and your body. And bonus -- you’ll feel better and become fitter.
Let me start with the most basic, yet influential, aspects of this book. As you read Walk Your Way to Better: 99 Walks that Will Change Your Life, by Joyce Shulman, you will feel as if she is sitting next to you.
This book is written from your best friend from twenty years ago, you know the one, The One you can call on and is always there offering support, encouragement, and just the right advice. This is Joyce Shulman, as she encourages you to take time for yourself. She motivates and inspires you to get off the couch, out of the house, and to leave the laundry in the basket for someone else to fold.
After reading the introduction, I was ready to grab my socks and sneakers. I do enjoy walking and getting outside. I do some of my best thinking, unwinding, and relaxing while walking in the great outdoors. Are you wondering why I'd like a book with ninety-nine pre-walking devotionals, prompts?
Let me tell you. When the weather is crummy, which it is a lot in Central New York, I use the treadmill at the YMCA. I do NOT enjoy walking the treadmill, I feel like I'm going nowhere and struggle to block out the distractions around me...until now!
I've read a few of the pre-workout readings and made a decision, this book is going in my gym bag. This is just what I need to read while doing my warm-up on the treadmill, before turning the music up (to drown my plodding feet) and burn some calories. This book going to be a valuable resource at the gym. A neat perk, there are 99 titles to choose from. I don't have to read in order, I can read the one catching my attention on a particular day. I'm woman, and never know what direction I'm going until I'm there so I like the options. If you are just starting a walking routine or a veteran walker, this book is a resource you'll want to add to your gym bag and tool box.
Okay Ladies, who is ready to walk their way better?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323