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    WILSHAR7   155,590
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I walked today.

Monday, July 15, 2013

I plan on starting today and doing some kind of cardio at least 5 days a week. I walked 2 miles in 45 minutes this morning with my daughter. That's not fast enough for me , but I was walking with my daughter and she is not used to walking or any kind of cardio so I kept up with her. She is a little overweight and I want to do anything and everything I can to help her out. She's asking questions about losing weight. She's not ready for an account on SP, but I will try to convince her that it's the best thing to help her lose the weight along with my help of course!!
emoticon Loose pants, here we come!!!

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    You are doing a great job!
I have found that walking slow but longer distances burns as many calories as walking at a brisk pace. And I'm also finding that increasing distance at a slow pace is conditioning my body to not fizzle out while jogging shorter distances. Don't despair. Having a walking partner will increase your own chance of sticking to your own plan! Maybe suggest that she may only want to walk 3 times per week to start out until her body adjusts to this new activity? That will give you 2 days to choose your own pace or a different cardio to keep your body guessing instead of settling in to the same-ole-same-old.
You'll get it figured out. Any exercise is better than none! And you could always go home and do a little strength training on the side, just 10 minutes a day. It makes a huge difference!

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BGUMBA 7/15/2013 12:48PM

    Keep being an encouragement to your daughter. Maybe you can make the walk a regular thing, and gradually increase the speed without her realizing what you're doing! emoticon

Enjoy all the cardio!

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