Sunday, January 11, 2009
I borrowed a stationary bike from a friend for a while(indefinitely, she doesn't use it, but I told her if she ever wants it back, to say the word). I have been wanting one, but just can't justify spending a minimum of $100 for one. I have really been missing my bike since the snow moved in, I notice my knees give me grief more without the strengthening I get from riding. I put in a full hour tonight, and boy was it tough! I will be glad to have this option for getting in my cardio minutes because it is a great calorie burn!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
When I first started walking, as I have already said in previous posts, I was wiped out after 15 minutes, and really pushing myself to lift my legs just to walk. Today, I jogged for 546 strides on my morning walk. I felt so energized, but I didn't push myself too hard. I want my legs to work again tomorrow. I was jogging like this a few months ago, and I pushed too hard in the cold weather. I pulled a hamstring muscle and was out from my exercise routine for 3 weeks. I can't go there again. So, I will be more careful, and go slower on building up my jogging.
Friday, January 09, 2009
I have been on my weight loss journey for 2 years now. The first year I just tried to get into the mindset and make some small changes, one a month. After one year, I had gained 2 pounds! Last year, year 2, I decided to jump in full force, and lost just a little more than 20 pounds. This year, year 3, I am determined to make it a lifestyle. Anyway, last year in January, I started walking at a local indoor walking track. The majority of the other walkers were senior citizens. I'm telling you, I couldn't keep up with some of them, and I was trying my hardest! I noticed yesterday, that the folks I couldn't keep up with, are now working to keep up with me! I get a lot of comments that I walk really fast, and I have even started to work in some jogging. I also really enjoy using the stairs in my workout, it raises my heart rate very quickly, and I feel exhilerated! It's hard to believe that when I started out 2 years ago, a 15 minute walk wiped me out, and now I can go for 2 hours or more at a high pace. It feels so good to be healthy and fit again. Now, I just have to get working on these aerobics DVD's and get my rhythym back.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
So, I tried the DVD today, just Cardio level 1. I am dying here! I think I may have pulled a muscle in my left leg! AAARGH!!! I am icing it right now, and I will take it easy tonight and hope that it feels better in the morning. I am not giving up, I will walk tomorrow morning, but just take it slower.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
So, I put in a two hour walk at the arena today. 1 hour in, I started getting a cramp in my side, but I was very proud of myself that I worked through it and managed to get in my whole 2 hours as planned. Yesterday after I walked I found some blood on my sock at the back of my heel where my foot blistered against my shoe, and it was bleeding again today. I have blisters all over my feet in various places from various foot wear that I have been walking in lately. I need a change of pace and give my poor feet a chance to recover! I am going to have a skate tomorrow, and a light walk in the afternoon with a friend. I am empowered!
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