That has now changed.
I love to walk, but after my knee injury I knew I couldn't walk my hilly neighborhood. My knee would start aching and swelling when I did.
However, I was gaining weight and feeling tired. I knew I had to find a way to start walking again, so I went to the mall.
At first it was tiring to walk around the entire mall, which is over a mile, and my walking sandals didn't have enough cushion for walking on concrete.
Once I switched to tennis shoes and walked on an almost daily basis though, I found the walking was becoming a lot easier.
I am now up to two miles on the days that I walk. I am feeling better, plus I have fun seeing what is in the shop windows as I walk, and engaging in one of my favorite activities, which is people watching.
The mall is just a five minute drive away so it is also convenient.
I know that walking isn't enough, so this week I have started on my healthy eating plan and a couple of days a week I go and exercise somewhere else.
I'll share those with you later.
|I am never tempted to detour to the Cheesecake Factory. That would require a twenty mile walk to work it off.|
Do you have an exercise plan? I would love to hear what you are doing or if you have plans to start something new.