Friday, February 10, 2017
I have been using the treadmill almost every day since starting with Spark on January 5, 2017, so it has been over one month of building my endurance. My question is this... why can't I walk faster? I can't seem to sustain more than 3.5 mph for more than one minute....and that's on a good day. So, in other words, for the bulk of my walking time, I am alternating between 3.0 mph and 3.4 mph. I guess maybe I should be more patient with myself, but when I go to the gym and see everyone else surpassing those speeds it makes me feel awful that I cannot. I realize that I don't have to "kill" myself to get improved Diabetes numbers. But I have over 50 pounds to lose and I am 64 years old. Will I be able to lose all the pounds I need to if I can't walk at higher speeds?