I have struggled in the last few years to get back on track with exercising. I used to be one of those people that walk 10,000, 15,000 and sometimes even 20,000 steps a day. I did light weight resistance training 3 or 4 times a week. Then...I let life get in my way...used that for an excuse to not keep up my activity level.
First thing...shattered my right arm...took a year to recoup. Then I had a series of smaller surgeries and let that interfere. Actually...I think that they were all just excuses to be lazy! I took advantage and became quite good at sitting on my behind.
It is time to change all of that...I don’t want to be that person anymore that struggles just to walk to the mailbox and back. I am ready to once again become that strong woman(at least for me) that I once was. I am looking for other people that would like to join me and improve our lives.
Many of the other challenges are people that are already where I want to get back to. I find it a little intimidating to join those. I thought maybe there were some others that like me are not moving and could use some encouragement. So if anyone would like to join please do.
Your activity can be whatever you like. You can walk, run, bike, dance, resistance training, play with your kids or just anything that gets you moving. If you scrub your bathrooms...garden...paint your walls...etc...etc that is being active. If you have joint issues which I sometimes do try chair exercises.
Don’t worry about how how long you move...just move and hopefully over time you will be moving more. If you have an activity tracker you can use those numbers but if you don’t just log your time. Post your days activity in any form that you would like. There aren’t any rules! If you skip a day...no problem. This is all about your journey to being an active person. You can post daily...twice a day...weekly...whatever suits you.
If you have any websites that you really like feel free to share them. There are a few that I have used in the past and will post them later.
Set your own goals. I am not going to use deadlines for myself but if you want to that is fine. I only have one deadline in my head. In about a year I want to take a solo trip to some unknown place for a few weeks. By the time that I go I want to have all my weight off and be able to spend a day out walking and exploring without having to stop and ask for an ambulance to take me back to the hotel! So I have a little over a year to get myself to that point. I am 67 y/o so I want to make sure that I am still around to take this trip. Right now however I will just be happy to get from sedentary to lightly active.
Sorry this intro was so long but I wanted to make sure that people are not intimidated to join. Probably most of us will be around the same level. All are welcome...young or old, men or women, and all types of activities. It is all about moving and becoming more active.