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Slept in on a day off (taken because of birthday yesterday)

Friday, June 01, 2012

I decided I needed a day off for my birthday but taking today off (aFriday) made sense to me...I got to sleep in late and I have another 3 day weekend...

I walked yesterday on the treadmill for 15 minutes at 3 mph and it really did wake me up. I think I did really well considering that was the first day of my walking program.

Today my goal is 20 minutes (since I don't have to worry about being late for work like yesterday) and I will stay a 3MPH as I don't want to overdo the speed at least for now. I plan to add 5 minutes per day untl I am at 1 hour. Yesterday I only made it 15 minutes cause I had "technical issues" which included not having an extension cord for my t.v. hookup so I just watched the numbers going up as I walked the first day for ages on my treadmill.

I believe I am off to a great start.

It brought back memories of when my hubby bought the treadmll about 7 years ago when I was about 290 lbs and had severe pain from arthritis. I got on the treadmill and walked at 1 MPH for only 5 minutes before I had to quit. I am so thankful I have seen so much improvement in my stamina and am able to do so well today. emoticon
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  • v MSLZZY
    emoticon and thanks for the goodie! Hope your birthday
    was special!
    1550 days ago
  • v DARA52
    Happy Birthday to a fellow Gemini. I am Monday and I took the day off from work also! :) Going to take myself to the movies and maybe get my nails done. :) Or not. Whatever comes my way. Enjoy!! Glad to see such progress.
    1550 days ago
  • v MCGS62
    Happy Birthday!!!!
    And Yes you are off to a great start keep going!!
    and good luck staying with your goal an hour is a long time to stay on a tread mill.
    1550 days ago
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