Josh and I haven’t owned a car in three years and thus have grocery shopped on foot every week. It helps save money because you can only buy what you can carry home, instead of packing your car full with food that might go bad in a week. Also, when you pack 4 bags full of milk, yogurt, vegetables, and soup cans and then walk home with them, whether it is 3 blocks or 3 miles your arms and shoulders will feel the workout.
In Chicago, we have the luxury of using our bus passes and taking the bus home to help us with the weight and the walk. When we are traveling and trying to save money we have two options: grocery shop more often buy less, or have one heavy trip with a long walk. This week we chose the latter. We picked up our groceries and walked the long three miles home. Our arms were feeling it, especially since we added a few grocery bag bicep curls and front/lateral raises. (Videos to come later!) Overall the walk was 6 miles round trip – 3 miles with heavy bags of groceries.
It was an easy way to sneak in some extra exercise for the day!