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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

It is amazing how quickly you revert back when you quit working out. Although, I am finding myself wanting to push myself and get back to where I was before I gave up on fitness, I also keep reminding myself to take it slow so I don't hurt myself or overdo and burn out. I just walked a half mile (was up to two miles before I quite on myself) and felt like I could do more, but stopped myself. Still in the first week and want to work back into it slowly so I don't end up hurting my hip like I did the first go round (sciatic nerve issues). I know that I can work up to more, but need to take it slow. I am an all or nothing personality, so taking it easy is quite a task for me. I plan on doing a half mile for the rest of the week and then stepping up to 3/4 of a mile. Does this sound like a solid plan or am I still pushing too fast??
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    Sounds like a good plan to me - I have the same type of personality and I feel like I've failed if it don't do more. My husband is gently nagging me not do to that this time. Slowly working back into where I was a year ago. We can do it!
    1959 days ago
    Keep up the good work! You got this
    1960 days ago
    I do the same. I go really hard and fast then burn out. Lately I've been trying to go intense one day then a little easier the next. Keeps me from giving up. I hope it all works out!
    1960 days ago
    I think if that first half mile feels ok then go at that pace for a bit. Just don't do too much too soon. I am guilty of that too. One step, one day at a time. Hugs!!
    1961 days ago
    Slow and easy does it

    Well done

    1962 days ago
    Finding the compromise between slacking off and pushing yourself too hard is a balancing act of the highest order.

    Make Today a Great Day.
    1962 days ago
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