So yesterday I walked down town , twice. This means 3+ to 4 miles of walking. yay! good for me! but that is not what was interesting. It was how I felt. The first walk was , ok. but it was before coffe and food – so not great. the walk home – was hard – due to too much food and too many bruch drinks. The third walk – back downtown, was annoying – too effortful. The walk home – walk number 4 , was Great.
I’ve always known that I get stiff easily. Heck, that is part of why I sweep my floors every morning- it loosens me up. I think I have been moving so little – that it took over three miles to loosen up. The rest in between gave my body a chance to get used to the idea of moving, but they were close enough in time that I didn’t get stiff.
Have you ever heard the ideas – just take the stairs or park further out … well I know why that idea hasn’t woked for me in the past. that isn’t enough to bring me to the next level. I do think I need to get to at least 15 minutes almost every day, but I don’t think that will happen with out a little bit of push. the concept of feeling better after moving is going to take a bit.
And I think that is the key to exercise- or more movement if you will. Not ignoreing you body, but exploring and seeing how you feel. Learing what makes sense for you .