Day two...

Monday, February 09, 2009

35 minutes on the treadmill at an average of 3mph. Meeting my exercise goals for time, but not calories burned. I'm not sure how to go about that. I think for now I just need to focus on the consistency of daily exercise.
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    One step at a time, you will get stronger. Stick with it! You may not notice progress at first and get discouraged, but stick with it and the habit will set in. Good luck on your journey.
    I used to be you and now I am in the intermediate phase of exercising habits. Some of the things that helped me at the beginning of my journey were:

    Making an appointment on the calendar. Sparkpeople even has a planner under tools where you can set up appointments and SP sends you an email reminder. If you make your fitness goals an appointment, be it on paper or on your computer, you are more likely to buget your time to include that time for yourself.

    It sounds silly, but I started with small changes to my every day habits. I parked in the farthest parking stall from stores instead of circling the parking lot several times to find the closest possible stall. I took the stairs instead of the elevator. I played at the park with my kids instead of sitting on the bench and reading a book while they played.

    I set up my treadmill in front of the TV and found something of interest to watch that was one hour long. I soon found that I was so caught up in the program I was watching that I would walk the entire hour instead of just 30.

    The best thing I did was to find fitness buddies in my area (via SP) and people who keep me motivated and invite me to go walk with them, be it outdoors or at the mall.

    Good Luck on your journey and keep posting. I'll be reading and celebrating your every day successes and rejoicing with you.

    3224 days ago
    That's awesome, 3mph, I wish I could do that, but methinks my legs just too short. Hubby says they're as long as his (he's over 6', i'm 5'5) he says they go from my ass to the ground, just like his! LOL! emoticon
    3226 days ago
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