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Non Scale Victories!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I'm so excited! Today was my non workout day. This is the day that I don't go to the gym or do a strenuous workout. I decided to walk today as part of my take it easy plan. My first walk, .68 miles, was done with hubby and our two very sweet, old dogs. Hubby walked the 15 year old male who is still quite spry and can keep up with a brisk pace. I walked the 16 year old female who is slow and has several health problems. I told hubby that our female pup made it around the whole loop this past week but she was slow. When hubby walks her, she often sits down because he is impatient and she takes advantage of that fact. When she walks with hubby, she cons him into picking her up and carrying her the last block or two. Of the two of us, I would say that I'm much more patient. So today, I chose to walk her. True to form, we slowly walked around the whole loop. She was tired but seemed to enjoy her walk. I on the other hand, felt like I didn't get any exercise at all. Consequently, I decided to take a brisk walk by myself a little later in the afternoon. I walked two loops in 20minutes! That is about a mile and a third. The walk was a fairly brisk pace for someone who has two knee replacements!!! I could have walked another two loops but I promised myself that this would be a light day for exercise. I'm pleased as can be over my progress. I was all sweaty and allowed myself to walk around afterwards to cool down but I wasn't even winded. That was a big surprise for me! I'm loving these non scale victories!!!
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