Sunday, March 10, 2013
Yesterday I recorded another pound lost. That's 29 pounds. I've increased my aerobic walking time from 30 to 50 minutes. I walk during lunch and after work. During lunch I walk 2+ miles and walk one mile after school. Margaret and I walked 1.9 miles yesterday and 2.31 miles today. Now we are going to Costco to walk up and down the isles.
While doing water aerobics a few years back I lost 56 pounds and gained it all back when I stopped. I was successful at that time because I had all these old ladies cheering me on. I was also successful because of the buoyancy. Easier to run in place and move in neck deep water with the added bonus of not being short of breath.
I knew that I could not do these same exercises and support my weight on land. I knew it would be harder and I hate to sweat. I did not have the courage to start.
Currently, I am physically feeling good and the sweat is cleansing my body of toxins. Some days my feet or knees hurt when I start walking but the pain diminishes after five minutes. I seldom hurt after the walks.
This last week co-workers and family have given me encouragement which is great to receive. Friday it was windy, cold and raining. I was walking alone and nobody came to see that I was walking. It felt good because I knew that each and every step I take is for me. No amount of accolades or cheering by others will burn one calorie. This is my journey not theirs.