If your next goal is to walk at 3.5mph on the treadmill but currently find it very hard to walk at 3.5, push yourself to go at 4.0mph for say 1 or 2 mins and then lower it to 3.5mhp. You will feel that it is easier at 3.5 and you will be able to walk at 3.5. You have now tricked yourself to think that 3.5 is easy since you did something even more harder.
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Can see Big difference in toning, strength and endurance.
I've added pilates, core and strength training to my weekly exercise program and it really helps. I haven't seen weight lose yet, but I see less flab, more strength and endurance. And best of all, my clothes fit better and I look slimmer.243
I avoided running at ALL costs (even when I was 110 pounds and 14 years old.) I hated the out of breath feeling, but I started a 5 training program to increase my endurance, and guess what.... I actually like running. I'm not out in freezing temps or the rain I'm not THAT into it, but I like my treadmill or a short trail walk/run. I never thought I would, but once I learned HOW, and accepted it was a process I have loved it.
I highly recommend investing in shoes (something I didn't believe when I first started.) Take it from my knee injury before I made the investment, the proper shoes MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Go to a running store and invest a little in them, they will take you far and save you a TON of pain!
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