Walking has been a life savior for me!!!
Beginning in May 2012, I began walking daily, when weather allowed and sometimes even when it didnt.
I lost 70 pounds from May 12, to Jan, 2013.
Walking helped me relieve stress and sadness and depression, it got me out of the house and into the fresh air and sunshine, gave me time to reflect and think and work thru issues.
It strenghened not only my legs, but my back and the weight came off...it helped increase my metabolism and helped me stick to a high protein low calorie diet.
Walking gave me time to myself, to listen to my music on my mp3 player and to feel the changes within me.
Walking was and hopefully will be a big part of my life.
On Jan 8th of this year, while walking...I broke my foot...stress fracture, and havent been able to walk since...it turned out I had a very bad vitamin d defiency...and my bone isnt healing as quickly as it should.
But it was a clean break and no surgery, hopefully...if the bone begins to heal with the increase in vitamin d...and wearing the boot....
I have felt the effects of NOT walking...soreness in my body, and depression returning, and my diet is off...
I gained back at least 5 pounds that I had lost.
But I am not giving up or giving in...I struggle right now, with doing what chair and stretch band and weight exercises I can here at home.
But your blog inspired me not to give up and to just wait it out and let my foot heal and make sure I am physically able to get back on the walking track.
I love walking!!!!!
- 3/29/2013 11:03:34 AM