Friday, April 27, 2012
Well I'm starting my first day in pain from trying to exercise too much yesterday. My thighs and shins burn and abs ache. I decided to start walking / running at least 3 days out the week. I figured mornings would be the best right after I put my son on the bus. I wanted to walk for 5 min the jog for 5 min off and on for about 2 miles up the road to the water front and back home. This took me 40 min to do. I was foolish to think I was even close to being as fit as when I was in college. Not 5 min into jogging I was out of breathe which probably has a lot to do with my smoking habit. That my friends is another challenge entirely. Running on the road is also rough on the body and bones.
However, after my walk/run I felt great, like I could take on the world and this weight was nothing to lose I could do this. My son comes home and wants to take the walk too after hearing me talk about it. I figured what the heck I could walk it this time no problem, even took my daughter in the stroller. BAD IDEA !! I was half way to the water and in pain, I tried to do too much the first day. That's when I realized I needed help with this and to pace myself. Its not going to happen over night. I just have to try not to get discouraged if a bump in the road occurs. Having other people to talk to and get advice from that are going through similar circumstances seems like just what I need and in turn hope I can help someone else as well. So, lets begin ....