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MIA-MORSEL
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8/23/13 4:38 A

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Thank you , Jen. It is wonderful to have your advice.

I can see straight away that I shouldn't have gone walking in flimsy sandals; old ones at that. I'll get out the new trainers and clean up my old faithful bike which I stopped using some 4 or 5 years ago when I imagined I was far too heavy to cycle.

Thank you for the link to warming and cooling. I can now look forward to getting out walking and cycling again, knowing that I'm properly prepared.

thx again,
Mia

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8/22/13 7:01 P

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Here's some info about warming up and cooling down:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1036

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1037


As far as walking goes, make sure you've got good shoes that fit properly and aren't worn out. Bad shoes can give you all kinds of aches and pains. I'd start out with maybe 3 walks a week, and see how you feel after that. You can count all of the steps under one total for the day and don't have to separate out the exercise steps.

Your exercise should be challenging, but be careful not to push yourself too much. You might also consider another low-impact activity like swimming or biking if you find walking bothers your knees.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


MIA-MORSEL
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8/22/13 5:52 P

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Hi Sparkers, emoticon

I'm Mia, I'm a senior, I'm on Day4 and worried about walking too far too soon since I've always been a couch potato. I walked, well, marched really, 2500 steps on Day 2 and my old knees ached a bit afterwards and next day. It doesn't help that I have around 70 pounds to lose, a great burden on my joints.

I know I need to ease in gradually to walking but how many steps should I begin with and should I rest on days when my knees are a little achy? Are these steps in addition to my normal walking or should I count everything under one total?

Can you please give me a link to warming up before a walk and relaxing my muscles afterwards.

It would be great to have your advice on all these points.Thank you so much

best wishes,

Mia



Sparkling good wishes to all sparkfriends Mia
wk1 26.08.13 -4lbs BMI 36.6
wk2 02.09 -5lbs BMI 35.8
wk3 09.09 -4lbs BMI 35.2
wk4 16.09 +5 new scales/holiday
wk5 23.09 -6lbs BMI 35.1
wk6 30.09 -2lbs BMI 34.8
wk7 07.10 -2lbs BMI 34.6
wk8 14.10 -4lbs BMI 33.9
wk9 to w15 -2lbs per week BMI 31.78
w16 to w21 -0lbs
w22 20.01 -3lbs BMI 31.47
w23 27.01 -1 BMI 31.17
w24- w25 -2lbs. per week BMI 30.56


 Pounds lost: 44.0 
 
0
19.25
38.5
57.75
77


 
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