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November walking goal.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

I made it a goal to walk 40 miles on my treadmill for the month of November. With my back issues I have not done much exercising, but now that it is feeling better than it did I need to get back into doing something. I love walking so I decided it is a good way to get back into exercising after two months of recovery. In the past I stressed about getting to a certain distance within a set amount of time, but that just isn't realistic for me at the moment. I am not going to throw my back out for a third time in a year over a number! SO I am setting a distance goal, and it doesn't matter to me how slow I walk to reach it, as long as I reach it safely. Today it took me one hour to walk two miles and yanno what? I feel fab about it! If my back started to tweak I'd listen to my body and just slow down even more for a bit. It went awesome and I know I will build endurance again as I continue.

It feels good to be active again. With the holidays coming up I really need to stay focused on my fitness and food choices. I don't want to gain like I tend to do over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. It just seems to bleed into one big holiday and I need to behave. lol.

Hope you are all well!

-Amy

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  • AM_MORRIS87
    Awesome job!!! Definitely do not worry about the pace! Walking (slowly) is excellent for your hormones because it's not stressful for your body. And that, in turn, is excellent for your metabolism. :)

    I'm the same though, I feel annoyed when I was slower than last time or didn't go as far as last time. But if we're always trying to "out do" the time before, that in itself is stressful and makes the exercise less enjoyable.

    I'm so proud of you!!!
    955 days ago
  • JOEB52
    Great job hope the best for you
    956 days ago
  • ADARKARA
    great job! I love your goal, and I know you can do it!
    957 days ago
  • GRAGA33
    Glad your feeling better, u can do it make sure u dont over work your back.
    957 days ago
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