Another reader suggested more topics on Exercise, so I am going to finish the week on Exercise and Motivation.
Also this will be the last week of Self-Motivation (even though September isn't over). Next week is the National Week of the Deaf so I want to concentrate on that.
Now onto Exercise!!
The best and easiest exercise to start for any beginner or weight loss is Walking.
If you read my Post on Day 15 that I eliminated "white" food and stopped drinking Pop and drinking more water. I noticed I lost a few pounds by doing this alone. The next easiest thing to do is to walk more.
At our old house I would walk everywhere because we were situated close to "downtown" and the bank, grocery store and the school. That was until my Chronic Kidney Disease got worse and it was too tiring to do so.
Now our current place is further out of the way and the road going to the main part of town is pretty dangerous for pedestrians. But there's a lot of interlinking neighborhood streets with very little traffic so since my Transplant my fatigue has lessen and I want to start walking more.
So here'a a plan:
1. Just walk everywhere
Need something from the corner store? Walk there instead of driving. If you take Public Transit to get around, start walking to the next stop over & get off one stop earlier and walk. Your appointment's on the second floor? Forgo the elevator and take the stairs. Start strolling around the block after dinner with the family. Start walking around your work building during a break.
2. Start Speeding Up
Once you're comfortable doing Step 1 and don't get too winded/tired from it, start upping your pace. Walk a little faster everywhere.
3. Start on a Treadmill
Once you've upped your pace and it's easy to do without effort. It's time to start on a treadmill, whether it's your own or a Gym's. Start at your normal pace, then start increasing the incline each week. Keep increasing the incline and time each step.
4. Add other Exercises
By this time walking should be easy and you've notice some healthy changes. Start adding more exercises to your program. Look at your Gym, YMCA, or local churches or groups that offer them and if you can, walk there.
5. Add Running
After your exercises, you may want to add jogging/running to the regime. I don't know if I'll ever start jogging or running. I'm Deafblind and have trouble with balance and walking alone as is. If you ever see me running, you can bet your ass something is after me LOL!! Who knows maybe down the road I'll look for a running "guide" to help avoid obstacles etc.