I started walking five years ago this summer. It was ten minutes at first and only three days a week. I built up to an hour or more every day. Most days it works for me but I do have bad days when I flare up and can barely walk at all.
Then I have to listen to my body. Ice and rest for a while does work then I will sometimes even walk around the house at a steady pace for a while (timing myself) as it is often late in the evening when I finally can move.
When I'm walking I listen to a book and don't worry about distance or speed as much as consistency.
It is true that those who don't have pain don't understand. I am determined not to let my arthritis define who I am, so I keep plugging along.
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.
| Pounds lost: 14.0