|...and the environment!|
On alternate days of the week, I have continued to walk to the gym. Yes, I'm still doing that. And yes, even through the winter. I'm always prepared to trudge through the cold, wind, rain, and sometimes snow. I just layer up and protect my otherwise exposed skin. I walk the 1.1 miles in 15 minutes, workout for an hour or so, and then walk the 1.1 miles back.
Here's a breakdown of just my walking to/from the gym for the past 9 months:
- June - December
- 4x per week = 8.8 miles per week = 35.2 miles per month = 246.4 miles
- January - February
- 3x per week = 6.6 miles per week = 26.4 miles per month = 52.8 miles
- TOTAL = 299.2 miles
I've lost 1 gym day per week due to the studying I've been doing. Not bad for just walking to/from the gym!
And according to the carbon footprint calculator I would have emitted 0.11 metric tons of CO2 had I driven the 300 miles. That's like releasing 242.5lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere. So not only do I continue to benefit my health, but I've also continue to consciously help the environment around me.
Have you been doing your part?