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Hello everyone, I have just decided that enough is enough for a few years I keep saying I need to loose but did nothing about it. Well now is the time, I have just quit smoking and I am eating better how do I start a walking program and insite to this would be great.
Thank you all ahead of time
ok weighed in and today is start day thanks girls for all the wonderful comments, they make me feel the journey is shared, keep u updated, chick-a-dees
When I started walking there was NO WAY I would walk in my neighborhood. I didn't want all the gossiping biddys talking about the fat lady out there walking. I put the dog in the car and drove to a walking trail a few miles from my home. I walked 15 minutes the first day, came home and collapsed for 30 minutes on my bed. I kept going and did it 2 more times that week and 3 times the next week.
I started adding a few minutes each week (actually I walked a bit further to the next landmark and back to my car) until I was walking the entire trail which was a couple of miles long. I would meet another woman who walked about the same time and we would meet coming and going on the trail. I watched her stomach shrink as the weeks went on. I didn't realize mine was as well until one day I nearly lost my pants.
It was a few months before I was brave enough to walk in my neighborhood and no one said anything to me that was negative. I'm sure things were said, it was not to me and I wanted to be healthy more than I cared about what was said.
Set some small goals that you are pretty sure you can do. The idea is to build on your success. When you set goals be sure to allow for "rest days" and a little wiggle room so you can reach your goals and be successful. If you expect to do something EVERY day, you are setting yourself up for failure because the first day you are sick or the weather is rotten, you will fail. If you allow for days when life doesn't work, you will be more successful and your body will love you as well. You will be building on your success and allowing your body to become stronger.
Writing down either on paper or on Spark helps you keep track of your food intake and learn what you need to do to become more successful. Same thing here. Small steps, reasonable goals.
Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
make small changes - these are the ones that will add up to big changes. It won't always be easy but remember you are always worth the effort! Good luck!
& on your willing to start your journey to good health.
Suggest you start small and build up w/walking, even if you just get out an walk 10 minutes - if you can do that 1-2 times a day and slowly increase the time.
What about going for a walk on a lunch break????
and there are plenty of people here to support you.
Edited by: RICHLADY39 at: 5/30/2012 (08:56)
58 over weight and out of shape, feeling much older than I am, need to start but not sure how and where??? Have a tread mill, and have been exploring spark people exercise videos. Because of my job and living location, and insecurities, unable to get into an exercise program so am determined to discipline my self with my own program need a little go girl stuff I guess may be an exercise buddy is that possible, I guess some accountability any suggestions thanks Denise