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
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