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[Exercise] Walking

So, I determined this week that I was going to start walking in earnest. Oh, yeah, sure, I always say that, but I devised a plan that so far seems to be working well. Seems is the key word here.

Nancy and Scott have a treadmill. Usually it collects dust. I stated using it before the cruise last year, though I never kept up with it. Walking was just plain boring. Even walking with TV streaming into my lap top was plain boring. Walking is still boring.

So, I decided to do this…. to walk first thing in the morning. To make it the thing that I do first off, before anything else – or try at least to do it before anything else. Since starting my new job, I’ve been getting up at an ungodly 6:00 am anyway, so I figured to put that extra time to good use.

It’s been 3 days so far, and despite the fact that I groaned at myself and didn’t want to go, I did it. Wednesday and Thursday I walked for 15 minutes. This morning I extended that time by another 5 minutes. My goal is to gradually keep extending that time, or raising the speed at which I walk. I am told that the machine also allows for jogging, but I am no where near that level yet. Baby steps.

I am proud of myself so far. Let’s see if I can do this for another 27 days and make it a habit, as it takes about 30 days to form a routine you’re likely to stick to.

Now, only if I could get a Wii Fit – then I’d have some evening exercises too.

Curse the Wii Fit online sales being SOLD OUT!

*shakeyfists*

Oh, and their treadmill takes vitals and tells you burn rates and stuff. Maybe I'll start posting those everyday.

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badasher
Jun. 13th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Congrats on taking those baby steps! I am there myself -- having started up at the end up April to help deal with my weight and some related health issues. If you give it half a chance, you'll find that it makes you feel better on all levels pretty quick.

Keep it up!
nynrose
Jun. 14th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
That's what I keep hearing. Even on the first day I noticed that I was more alert, even if my legs were sluggishly in protest.

We'll see though. I intend to keep going, but you know what they say about intentions.
jessypi
Jun. 13th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I am joining you on the baby steps to a habit.

I took my nike+ to work today and calibrated it on the track (conviently 400 meters). Now I have no excuse and I like getting up in the cool of the morning and walking.
nynrose
Jun. 14th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Yay! I really want a nike+, but that requires having an iPod that I also do not have.


cainadai
Jun. 13th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
You can do it!
nynrose
Jun. 14th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
I hope so!
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