After exercising almost every day last month, the dog and I are in much better shape! Exercise became a habit and the two days that I didn't exercise, I didn't feel right. My energy level was much improved, which is a huge bonus. Although exercise does take a chunk of time, I think that the time I spent exercising is off-set by my increased productivity the rest of the day.
We've been blessed with a dry and pretty sunny September which made getting out and walking much easier. The true challenge will be when the lousy weather hits, probably very soon. I'll keep yo posted.