Before my injuries in 2012, it was difficult for me to walk a block without having my lower back locking up on me forcing me to sit. While I had hoped that walking would be my primary exercise as I started losing weight, injury after injury stopped me in my tracks. So until Feb. 2013, I hadn’t exercised at all – eating smart was the driver of my weight loss.
Yesterday was my first walk in about 8 months. I decided to walk down to a grocery store and back – something simple. Just wanted to test the waters. It was amazing! I felt great throughout the walk and had the feeling that it was way too short. I walked nearly 2 miles with an average pace of 17 min/mi. In 2012 I couldn’t cross the street without being in pain. Down 58 lbs and pain free, can’t wait to strap on my Nikes and hit the pavement today.