Rick, thank you for sharing your daily journey on Spark with all of us. You have reinforced my daily journey on spark. I know how I felt when I reached my goal in 2012. I had daily motivation, and I followed my nutrition well. I remember before all that happened the lower back pain, and being bother with arthritis in my legs, but once I began my daily exercise, the aches & pains in my body left. I'm getting back into what works for me. Motivation is very important to me. Congratulations on your success, Rick! I wish you continued success in your Spark journey.
Rick, You have really motivated me to keep with walking. Sometimes I just want to to hurry things along and I only end up frustrated, sore, and eventually gaining more weight! I like walking more than any other exercise and switching routes and making the goal to walk everyday is something I can do. Congrats on your 40 pound loss and your back improvement! ;0)
3/1/2014 11:54:46 PM
thank you Rick for reminding me i can walk in the gym at work when it is too cold outside which i will start doing tuesday. Walking in my favorite exercise and i 8 different routes to use
Love the article. I have started back to walking. I love to walk. I hope losing the weight and walking everyday will release this pain I am having. Keep pushing. Way to go.
9/19/2013 9:07:18 PM
Rick, thank you for this inspiration. i usually walk five days a week, from home to the bus stop i walk and then from the bus stop to home i walk. about 45 minute walk for 5 days. but definitely going to add walking to the weekend. Thank you
Looking so forward to following your footsteps with using your guide and inspiration to NOT MISSING any days without walking from now on. Honestly, i just did my FIRST walk this evening!!! 1 hr and 20 mins it took me, long may it last and shorter may the time it take...hee hee Thanks for such an uplifting Blog.
Sending Lots a Luv, Laughter, Happiness and may the Scottish Sunshine i send across the Skies tonight make your smile that much bigger than it's used to!! I'll be Howling at the Moon for you Nightlong.
I didnt miss a walk, from May 2012 to Jan 2013...other than a little tendonitis in my foot, I was there everyday, weather permitting, and sometimes twice a day. One hour each walk...and I loved it. I also loved the 70 pounds I lost in those 8 months!!!!! In January, I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot...while on the walking track. Thinking it would be a quick 6 weeks, to heal, and maybe let the weather improve, I wasnt to worried. The ortho said it was a clean break, no surgery required. But here it is nearly 3 months later, and still no walking for me. 2 follow ups with the ortho, and I have discovered my foot isnt healing as quickly as it should and I am vitamin d deficient!! So, my walking is on hold, until all this goes away and I heal. As soon as I do, thats the first thing I am gonna do is gradually reintroduce myself to the walking track and get back to my daily walks...I had hoped to be running by now. It was my overall goal, to get to where I could run, and start some steep hill walking, maybe even a little climbing...my goals are on hold, but not ever too far out of reach, I loved the blog. Reminded me of my love of walking.
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