Thursday, February 14, 2013
I've upped my walking to 40 minutes per day, pain permitting.
I never thought I'd be one of the those pain-permitting people. But, man, my feet & knee & hip are so painful that sometimes I just have to listen to my body and take a rest.
Not that it's bad to be a pain-permitting person, but I just never thought my strength would be so deteriorated that I would have so much pain. It's the ignorance of youth, which I no longer have.
But, on a good note, 40 minutes is getting easier. I use dumbells for bicep curls, tricep presses, & shoulder raises while I walk. Adding the weights really gets my heart pumping and makes me breathe harder, so I know it's working my cardio. But, it's getting easier to go for 40 minutes, instead of 30.
Of course, it also helps that the show I watch while I walk is 42 minutes long. Most days, this helps me stay motivated to keep going. If I want to watch the show, I have to walk - that's the rule. It helps on most days.