Did you know that 45 Minute Walk Sightseeing Burns 350 Calories? Now that the weather has warmed up and the flowers are all bloom, we walk 45 minutes 3 nights a week sightseeing the neighborhood.
This is no ordinary neighborhood but the Rosemont Historical District A unique sightseeing of neighborhood homes. I decided to share some of the sights of our walks that make it much more motivating to go for a 45 minute walk.
We also have the pleasure of the George Washington Masonic Monument on the way to climb the stairs 3 times. It will leave anyone out of breath unless your a Triathlon member. Which I assure you we are not, at least not for now!
It’s such a charming neighborhood and I’m always impressed on how beautiful the gardens are in these home.The English garden presented an idealized view of nature. It drew inspiration from paintings of landscapes by Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin, and, in the Anglo-Chinese garden. These homes clearly reflect that influences.
So instead of being on a treadmill for 45 minutes we have decided that a walk around the neighborhood is much more pleasant then the gym. So far we have both lost 10 pounds each since we have moved to Virginia. Which from all the walking we do and eating healthier has made us even more motivated.
You can lose 1 Pound per week with diet changes and walking combined with a 2.5 extra miles walked per day (5280 extra steps), and 250 calories less consumed per day, for a total daily caloric deficit of 500 calories. That is our goal for the rest of the year so stay tune for the results of walking around town.
A Little History of Rosemont Historical District
- Rosemont, located northwest of the Old and Historic District of Alexandria, adjacent to Alexandria’s Union Station.
- Example of an early-twentieth century middle-class trolley suburb.
- Rosemont’s initial development was closely linked to the growth of the electric rail system in the Washington area.
- Its houses, the majority of which were constructed between 1908 and 1930 in a variety of styles and sizes ranging from small Craftsman bungalows to large Arts and Crafts and Colonial Revival homes, have retained exceptional architectural integrity.
- The original street layout of the subdivision survives, reflecting the suburban planning ideals of the City.