In Sweden*, I noticed that there were people on bicycles EVERYWHERE. This small town square was overrun with bike parking. In talking with my aunt, it sounds like the pedestrian lifestyle and cycling is the preferred method of getting around town.
A couple of days later, my sister and I commented on the fact that we hadn’t seen a single chubster ANYWHERE. Well, we may have seen one, but I’m sure it was another American. ; )
The Swedes eat very healthily, make activity a part of their daily lives, and also exercise. And I was inspired.
My aunt told me that she typically bikes for groceries, so I decided that when I got home, I’d start biking for groceries on the weekends, too!
Last week, I bought a basket for my bike and shook the cobwebs off my backpack. Yesterday, I filled the tires with air and headed out.
I got my weekly allotment of groceries, squeezed in a little fun exercise, and spent time in the gorgeous outdoors – and I loved the experience! Guess I’m Swedish in more ways than one!
*still working on my Sweden recap!