Before we started taking these walks, after dinner, I would rush to do the dishes and then I would want to sit on the couch. Time to relax on the couch would be ideal, but there are there are always a million things to do, from helping my son with his homework to completing my own work. With this new extra burst of energy post-walk, I seem to be able to get through chores more quickly, and then get more time to relax and decompress before bed. These walks also had a positive effect on my dinner choices. Knowing we were going to exercise after dinner made me want to choose lighter, low-carb options for dinner. It was tough after a burger and macaroni and cheese to get up the energy to walk, because I would feel tired and weighed down. When we have a lean protein and vegetables, combined with a brisk walk, it is amazing how much better I feel.