Sunday, September 23, 2012

I've been feeling very positive and pleased with myself, over all. I've gotten some extra movement or exercise in 5 of the last 7 days. My eating hasn't been the best but I'm not beating myself up over it. I have done what I promised myself I would, gotten exercise, worked on my self esteem, taken my medication.

I've been wanting to walk a 5k so when I saw sparkpeople virtual 5k I decided to sign up for it. After all surely I can walk 15 minutes at a time and thats all that was required to start. Once I signed up I was terrified! lol Of course sparkpeople would take care of us enough to have a training program for us! Yesterday morning I did the first day of training, walk 15 minutes. I felt great! I walked twice around our park and did .71 of a mile. Thought my heart could have walked a lot longer! My foot was another story. By the time I was about 5 minutes into it my foot, especially the arch part, was hurting. By the time I got done I was ready to be done. But once I got home and took my shoes off I was feeling much better. Being able to wear tennis shoes is one of the things I so look forward to about looking weight!!

Shortly after getting home the front of my calves started hurting and sadly they still hurt tonight. It hurt while sitting, while walking, even sitting down just wiggling my foot bothers it. I'm starting to wonder if I have shin splints. :( I'm sure hoping not!

Think I'm suppose to walk 30 minutes tomorrow so we'll see how I feel and how late we get home from son's dr appointments.

I might try the treadmill instead of outside or try the high school track. I don't care for the treadmill as I tend to get dizzy and can't walk without falling off unless I hold on..embarrassing I But I don't want to give up!! But I also know if I truly did hurt myself I need to take care of it.

I know without a doubt I could do it if it was a water walk 5k! haha Can jog/walk for an hour in the water with out any foot pain. I love water walk/jogging but it doesn't fit in my schedule as much as I would like.

And that's enough babbling.. :D
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    I think as long as you're walking, you can do that in whatever way is best for your body- because all ways will benefit your health. Water, treadmill (I have to hold on, too) still counts! Careful with those injuries, I get them and they can linger if you're not careful. emoticon
    2374 days ago
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