Walking is good for you. At least, that's what I hear!
If I must exercise... and I must... walking seems to be the easiest to get accomplished. Or not-quite-so easy to procrastinate as other forms of exercise. Maybe that's what it is.
First, let me just say that I do not enjoy exercise. At all. Never have. Despite being tall enough to be a basketball player, I never liked sports or PE. But when a lady reaches... ahem! ...a certain age, it seems exercise is inevitable if she wants to keep her "girlish figure"... or some facsimile of same, shall we say?
In any case, Lyle and I decided last fall that we should invest in one nice piece of exercise equipment and we could keep each other motivated. After a lot of thought and shopping around, we decided on a treadmill. And we did very well with it last winter. Lyle got up early to do his walking, and I walked in the evening before bedtime.
Then we moved and were working hard to get things arranged and put away in our new house. Plus we had to figure out just the right spot for the treadmill in the new house. Then the weather warmed up, and well, we could just go for walks around the neighborhood during nice weather. And we did. On rare occasions. And somehow 6 months has slipped past.
So, this past week I decided it was time to get serious about exercising again. I tied on my tennies and reluctantly stepped on the treadmill. I was proud of myself for walking a full 30 minutes the first time! So what if I only got up to 2.5 miles per hour?
My accomplishment for this past week was to walk for 30 minutes 3 nights in a row. My goal for this coming week is to walk 5 nights. I'm going to keep track of the miles and see if I can make it over 5 miles this week. Then I will up my goal for next week. I put a little ticker at the top of my blog to track my progress.
What do you do for exercise?