Walking Your Way to Health

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So now its been 10 weeks of exercise both walking and weights and I feel great. I knew I needed to begin a fitness program, but I wasn’t sure what type of program to begin. I wanted to run, but was told at my weight I would just hurt myself and that it was best to start out slow by walking.

I live near a park and every night I would see people walking, either talking with other people or listening to their headphones on a mission of staying fit. I thought how great for them.

I began with a short distance at first, and now that I am walking almost 45 minutes a night, I was able to determine that I am actually walking 2 miles. Now this is huge since I am now hitting over 10,000 steps a day when in the beginning I was averaging 1500 steps. You see I sit at a desk all day and can’t do my work walking around. All of my work is on a computer so my steps are limited.

I purchased a Fitbit a year ago when my doctor asked me how active I was. I told her I was moderately active. I was shocked to find out I wasn’t even walking 2000 steps a day. I definitely was not active at all.

After a week of walking, my neighbor asked if she could walk with me. It has been fantastic because while we do talk, we keep up a good steady pace and when one of us doesn’t feel like walking, the other motivates so we keep each other moving every night. It feels good to be a part of a team sharing the same goals. But if you are alone, don’t let that deter you.

Walking was the best way for me to begin a routine. I was able to add weights a couple times a week after I built up some stamina with walking.

As always never begin a routine without consulting your doctor first.

What is your routine? Please leave me a comment below and let everyone know what you do to stay in shape besides running after our children.

 

 

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I am a single parent of three wonderful children. Two boys who are grown and live out on their own and a teenage daughter at home. I have gone through a lot of drama with divorce and sickness- just to start, but have found my way out of the shadows and I am ready to motivate and empower women with what I have learned. Being unqualified is exactly what makes me qualified. I work full time in the corporate world, I'm a parent, and I resell products on several different online platforms. Last, but the most important, I am a Christ follower at Church By The Glades.