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Friday, May 5, 2017

Starting to Exercise

I am in real bad shape. My weight is off the charts and my back is killing me and I feel like I am being sucked into a maelstrom.

I always postpone exercise, because my back hurts, because I do not feel like it, because I am too tired, because, because, because...

So, I gave myself an ultimatum: "T'pol, you will never get into shape unless you start moving. I do not care, if you have to take breaks every few hundred yards, if your back hurts or if you burst into tears like a spoiled kid. Chop, chop! Start moving!"

I have decided to start walking 5,000 steps each day and gradually go up to 10,000 steps as recommended by the doctors. I am going to check the indoor pool at the apartment complex. I found out that, they clean it on Mondays so, I can at least go for a swim on Tuesday and Wednesdays. I do not like pools thinking they are icky.

Yesterday, I walked 5712 steps in total. 3504 steps were exercise related.

I am going to share the tally of my exercise here every day so that, I have a record of it.

23 min walk 7 min rest
10 min walk 13 min rest
14 min walk

My ultimate goal is to be able to walk for an hour straight without resting and walk over 10,000 steps every day.


  1. Good for you - you can do it!

  2. Good for you. My back actually is falling apart along with needing knee surgery. I tried a counter that was so far off that I gave up using it. I like your accounting of what you do. Keep it up.

  3. Excellent goals and i like your approach. What people sometimes forget (not saying you) is that they hurt and are tired BECAUSE they don't exercise. So it's a cycle that you just have to start.

  4. I'm exactly the same way! I can always find an excuse not to do any exercise. I was walking relatively regularly up until a couple of weeks ago - I seem to do well for very short spurts and then give up - and desperately need to start again. Particularly as I've signed up for 22 mile walk in July! I have a good pedometer and have put my current min at 6,000, aiming to work up to 10,000 like you. Good luck - you can definitely do it! xx