Well, I planned to walk one mile 5x last week. I did it four times. It wasn't what I'd planned, but I was pleased. It was a whole three more times than I had done the previous week! And, I think the pain in my legs must have been from inactivity because by the end of the week, I was feeling better and experiencing less pain. Hurray for that!
The goal for the first week was to do one mile in less than 24 minutes 5 times. The plan suggests that if you can do the mile in that time frame and you feel good, you can move to 1.5 miles and do it faster - or just do the mile faster, I can't remember which.
But they also give the option of stayin the course for at least another week until it's easy. I think I need that extra week (or two.) For one thing, I'm afraid to push myself too much just yet because it's hard enough just to get out that if I make it too difficult I might give up. Plus, while my legs are doing better, I'm definitely not ready to pick up the pace. I have been walking the mile in about 18 minutes each time, but I think I'll stick with just one mile for another week.
As for eating, I did *better* but there's still room for improvement. Again, I think the key for me here is not to change too much too fast. This week I concentrated in eating less, not necessarily better. I still ate what I wanted, but I definitely ate a little less and the main thing I noticed was that I didn't do any snacking late at night - a definite plus. Again, I will continue with this plan for another week, continuing to concentrate on eating just until I'm satisfied and no more and only eating when I'm actually hungry.
I bought a few items of clothing this week to fit my bigger body. Just enough to let me feel relatively comfortable rather than feeling horrible about myself all the time. I need to keep my sights on the long range goal - a healthy and fit me - and not allow myself to get side tracked by my feelings of inadequacy now.
Is there anyone else out there trying to make any self improvements? How are you doing?
fan friday! - I formatted this book last year and I just learned that Lisa's next book is expected out shortly ~ so I figured it would be a good time to tell you about Q...
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