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 02.09.13 -5lbs BMI 35.8
wk3 09.09.13 -4lbs BMI 35.2
wk4 16.09.13 +5 new scales/holiday
wk5 23 09.13 -6lbs BMI 35.1
wk6 30.09.13 -2lbs BMI 34.8
wk7 07.10.13 -2lbs BMI 34.6
wk8 14.10.13 -4lbs BMI 33.9
wk9 21.10.13 to w15 -2lbs per week
w16 & w17 -0lbs
| Pounds lost: 36.0