from Southern California! It sounds like you are definitely on the right track - good for you!! Just keep it up, don't worry about slips or small setbacks and you'll reach your goal. Good decision to join us here!!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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to the team!!! So glad that you decided to join this fun and active team. Let me know if you have any questions. I suffer from low back pain, so there are some things that I can't do because of the pain, but I've just tried and tried other activites to find out what works best for me. I do cardio workouts daily. Also, when I was in physical therpay for my back, they gave me exercises - this was years ago. Now I try to do them so that my back won't keep me from exercising. I also use my stationary bike, a hula hoop, dancing, walking, hiking, swimming, etc. You just have to try things to find out what works best for you.
Welcome. When I started walking, I chose a trail that was a bit from my house. I didn't want to be the subject of neighborhood discussion, especially if I wasn't able to continue.
The first weeks were difficult. I took my dog who literally dragged me up the small hills and along the trail. I would come home exhausted after fifteen minutes.
I persisted and there was another woman I would meet on the trail several times a week. Over the summer, I watcher her shrink. She was losing that belly and doing it well. I didn't realize that I was doing the same thing because I didn't see me walk.
Keep going. It really works. It does get easier as well.
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ECU employee - 24 years, A grandma of 4, mother of 3 married. My challenge is to lose 35 to 40 pounds by my birthday which is 11/14/55 . I love to walk and work out but I have had some back problems which have slowed me down but I want give up.
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