Thursday, September 8, 2011

WALKING THEN AND NOW AND WHY

Wow I have noticed, finally, that I am getting somewhere with my walking. I was like the picture above, a walk to the mailbox or to laundry room was getting walking in for the day. Then I started walking around the block....out of breath and tired and not walking faster than a stroll.
Now I have been doing more and adding in steps for extra strengthening of my heart. When I first started my new life style in January I did no exercising...until after I lost my first 50 or so. I started walking with a good friend now in the morning and my husband went on a walk with me the other night, after saying he needs to get walking again. I said lets go...he said but you already walk in the morning...I said I can still walk now...so away we went....he kept look over at me and laughing. I said why are you laughing? He said wow you are moving now, I am having a hard time keeping up with you. That was so neat to hear. It was usually me saying slow down...but now away I went...Progress is being made.
I must have thought if your thin you don't need to work out or why would you work out...I have found it doesn't matter how large or small you are, you must strengthen your muscles and heart..You have to keep moving your body. I could go on and on about why we need to be active but we all know we need this.
At times when I am walking I feel like I can't go any faster unless I jog. I have tried at different times to do this, but my head gets dizzy and the bouncing from it hurts my head...Now I did have a brain aneurysm and maybe that is why, the bouncing and up and down makes it so sensitive. Or maybe because of my weight and still being to heavy..I don't know..I will try again another time.
So friends lets keep active and keep moving doing something other than sitting around...
HUGS,
Jolyn

3 comments:

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Sounds like you're on the right track with this! Good for you!

Janie's World said...

Wow, what an amazing thing you have accomplished. Don't push the running, walking fast is just a's good. You just want to get your heart rate up for 30 minutes. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the encouragement you have given me. We are in this together, for the long haul!

Anonymous said...

You did fabulous when we were walking in spring of 2010....
Kelly