Monday, June 27, 2011
It's been a long time coming, but I'm 1/3 of the way to my goal. It's taken over a year, with ups and down, mainly due to me turning to food for comfort. I'm glad I've made it this far, but know I still have my work cut out for me.
I had to stop the walk/jog a 5k program for now. It's just too much on my poor knees. I want to try again in about 40 lbs. Then I think it will be much more feasible, as will running. For now, I'm back to walking through the neighborhood, which is fine. I've been doing my roughly 1/2 hour walks every day (with Sunday as the exception, played with my son as my activity instead). I've been using the iMapMyRun app on my cell, which uses the GPS to map my run, and keeps time for me. It's a good motivator, to try to beat my best MPH every time. I did pretty well this morning - up to 3.43 miles per hour. Considering the hills around here, not bad at all.
I can do this. I know it.