Monday, April 21, 2008

MOMS OF MANY Exercise Challenge Update


Twelve days ago I decided that if I don't start really doing some walking or SOMETHING, in a short time, I won't be able to do ANYTHING.  For the past nine out of twelve mornings I have gone for a one-mile walk first thing.  Three of those days I have had my DH's company, which is a good motivator.  It's a lot more fun walking with him than walking alone, and besides, we go an extra 1/4-1/2 mile farther when he is along.  Okay, one mile is not going to help me lose any weight, and I feel like a total spaz out there trying to walk fast and tripping over my feet at the same time.  But it is already making me feeling a bit more energetic during the rest of the day (like I knew it would -- why didn't I do this a long time ago??). I haven't lost a fraction of an inch or lost any weight, and I don't expect to until long after my cells come to the realization that I am not trying to kill them, but to do something good for them.  They always panic when I start talking about losing weight, and they hold on for dear life.  But after only a week and a half I do feel better, and that is a good benefit.  After I get some coordination back, I will go farther. So now, all of you who encouraged me before I started (and that includes those of you who have been encouraging me for the past twenty years to start walking), you have my permission to say, "I told you so."

4 comments:

  1. Oh, you're such an inspiration! I really, really need to start doing this, too. I always feel so much better when I'm exercising! I was going to Curves, but just can't afford it anymore right now, but there's no reason I can't get myself out there and walk - I'll feel better - I know it!!


    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! It's great to meet another AZ lady!!


    God bless you ~ Julie

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  2. Way to go! Keep it up! You can do it! Nice job!

    I figured if some of your friends have been encouraging you for 20 years I should catch up :)

    Corey

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  3. Keep going. It's a start. I feel sorry for Cherie, she is having to scale down her walks to match my slow speed.


    Kristy

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  4. Hey Sally! I'm so glad you're still going! All it takes is consistency and you'll start dropping those pounds. My friend's personal trainer told her it takes women "our age" about 3 months to start seeing the effects of a new exercise program. I haven't seen any big effects yet, but then I'm almost to 3 months! :-)

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