my goal is to lose 50# 25 of those by june and the last 25 by dec i have pad and nerophy in my feet so walking is a little hard for me i also have planter fascitis but i am determined to get out there and walk this year 15 min in the am and 15 in pm thats what do know with the walking tapes for in doors have a good day
Yes, please rest. I know it's frustrating, but you already know plans have to be postponed. My problem, plantar fasciitis, was much less an injury and more easily fixed (Merrell Pace Gloove shoes!). Still, i know the frustration. Use this time to do seated strength and flexibility work. I feel for you :(
Right now, my biggest goal, is to heal. On Jan 8, while walkng on my local track, I broke my foot. I had walked about 45 mins, and began to feel a little pain in my left foot, I stopped to adjust my shoe, and on the next two steps, I heard, and felt a loud pop. It wasnt alot of pain, but couldnt bear weight. Off to the doc and found out I have a stress fracture. So, I have to go back to the doc in exactly 30 days. No walking/ This has been awful. I long to walk, I long to be back out there with my music and my solitude and just feeling the strength inside me building. My goal had been to begin running in the spring or summer. Having bought some shoes just for that. I had planned to find a quiet area, where I could spend a half hour or so, just making myself get used to running, and learning how long I can go and the right breathing, etc. But, now, I have to wait for the doc to release me back to walking and even then I am sure i will take it slow and easy at first. I miss walking more than I can even describe.
I think, right now, my goal is to get myself to take care of me "in spite of." In spite of these shingles that attack again and again (and are just now healing!). In spite of this terrible depression. In spite of my financial problems. In spite of my anxiety that is so bad I went to bed this afternoon just because I wanted to escape it.
There are a lot of "in spite ofs." Each one weights me down like a stack of dictionaries, 10 high, on the top of my head. They are chained to me like Ebenezer Scrooge's partner, Marley. Each dictionary is in a different language, but they all say the same things, over and over and over, things that intend to keep me down. They all seem to forget I was a rock climber, though. I used to look at the "in spite ofs" and study them, looking for a finger hold, a toe hold, some way to get up and over.
So no matter how long it takes, I will get up and over, and beat these obstacles to the ground.
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I am currently in the January Jumpstart Challenge. My goals for the moment are 30 min of cardio 5 days a week and one short toning video 7 days a week till done with the challenge. After the challenge I plan to continue to do 30 min of cardio 5 days a week and strength training 3 to 5 days a week.
Tina, that's awesome! A half-marathon is very cool, and blogging will help so much. I intend to blog more regularly here on SparkPeople and my other blogs out there in Blogger Land. I'm going to try to post a pic of my first assignment tomorrow.
I am doing the December challenge and logging and starting a blog. I have a 6 month goal for the end of May to walk a 1/2 marathon. There is one here about 25 miles from where I live, every year. I think it's the only one in the state of Minnesota that is just for walkers. How ironic (or is it a sign?) that it's just 25 miles from me! Now to get serious and get those walks in along with other exercise to keep limber!
Thanks for rebooting this group and getting things going!
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