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Hello everyone! I'm Chrissy. I have been a treadmill walker for a few years off and on. I would get to the point that I would do so well and then get hit by a bout of depression and just stop. I have hit a period in my life that I think it's time for me to get over it and get back on the saddle.
I ran into some personal issues after I moved from Ohio to Oklahoma and stopped walking on the treadmill for a while. After I gained 45 pounds of food addiction from depression I decided I was going to get back into shape. Once I got back into my treadmill routine, I found out I was expecting. Figures! I am at my worst possible weight and I get pregnant!!!!
I had a baby by c-section 3 weeks ago. With my pregnancy I was forced to hang up the treadmill because of some pelvis problems that kept me from doing pretty much anything except stay in bed. I was released today to start my walking back up slowly and build from there.
I am going to start a daily 30 minute 2.5mph warmup, 3.0mph walk, and 2.5mph cooldown with no incline to start. I have pretty long legs so anything slower and I will be tripping over my own feet. Considering I stopped at 6 miles a day, I think this is a nice slow start.
I am weighing in at 232 right now. My prepregnancy weight from the depression was 245. My 37 week appointment I was 262. I tend to gain weight REALLY fast if I don't work out to counter balance the food intake. I am already going in the right direction since I am down almost 15 pounds pre pregnancy as it is...I just need to STAY in the right direction!
My short goal is to get below 200. My long term would be to see 160. I would be perfectly happy with that.
If anyone has any interval ideas that I can work myself up to, I would greatly appreciate it. I want to stay on the walking routine for now since I am a crappy runner.
Chrissy (Momma of 5, Wifey of 1)