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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The sunshine was beautiful and rather than hitting the gym, I decided to go for a walk. The route that I began walking by my office 10 months ago, used to seem impossible...in fact, when I first started walking at 220lbs., the route was MUCH shorter.

Today as I blasted my iPod and walked quickly with purpose, the same path I have walked numerous times, seemed to have magically changed!?

Wait...I was halfway through the whole route in 11 minutes?! Uh, next thing I know, I was almost back to the office and hadn't noticed the "hill" I always seemed to find a bit strenuous. How the heck did I walk up it without even noticing?!

In an effort to keep this short...in 10 short months, I have gone from 220 lbs and having this walk seem like a hard exercise...to a 165 lb. person, who gracefully retraced her steps (quickly and easily).

Of course I had to add to the route today....I wanted to walk for at least 30 minutes!

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    Your blog makes me smile! How awesome!
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  • NANA717
    This is so inspiring to me. I can't wait until I experience the same kind of thoughts and feelings. Thank you for sharing!
    2587 days ago
  • SARAHMAC1978
    Yay, that's so great! It's fantastic when you stop thinking about the exercise, and simply enjoy it!
    2595 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I actually thought about this the other day.

    My local supermarket is about 3/4 mile away. I remember the maybe, third day after I starting doing anything about my weight, I decided to walk there and back.

    Later that day, my legs ached, my knees ached and I felt so tired.

    Now, its nothing and I consider it too short a distance to really "count" as my exercise for the day!
    2595 days ago
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