Have to walk before anything

@GardenGerty (90290)
Marion, Kansas
November 3, 2015 9:56am CST
I went out first thing and took a walk. It seems if I do not do it early on, it gets cut short or eliminated all together. I wore a pedometer part of yesterday, but not all day. I will have to admit the results were rather dismal. I have already walked more today that I did all day yesterday. It is still not enough. There are some telephone calls I need to make and then I need to get busy. This is a terrific Tuesday. There are a few clouds, but the sun is shining. The weather this year is more like spring summer in this first week of November. How is it for you guys?
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• United States
3 Nov 15
Do you have a cell phone? I will sometimes use a hands free device so I can walk, talk and get out the communication needed. Weather here: sunny and unseasonably warn (relatively speaking).
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I do have a cell phone, but I would end up twisting my ankle or something and falling.
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@Susan2015 (18341)
• United States
3 Nov 15
It's like a summer day here after being chilly for a week so. The beautiful sun is out.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
We are having lots of warm weather here as well. In the seventies.
• Greece
3 Nov 15
I do not use a pedometer because it only seems to work if I walk quickly. I time myself and try to walk a little longer every time.
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@jstory07 (57329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Nov 15
It did not work for me either.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I have a good quality pedometer and it seems to work fine. I know a lot of people like their "fit bit" but I feel that is too intrusive.
@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
@jstory07 Timing works as well. I try to get at least a half hour.
@BelleStarr (31320)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Nov 15
I used to walk a lot but O have bad knees now so it is painful some of the time.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I have a knee that gives me fits. I believe it would feel better if I lost at least twenty pounds.
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@BelleStarr (31320)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Nov 15
@GardenGerty Mine too no doubt.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Nov 15
I would say that having more steps than the day before is progress, just keep raising that, even if by a few a day, and eventually you will get to whatever your goal is
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
Ten thousand a day is supposed to be good. I have walked a lot today but not that many quite. Of course it is still a couple of hours until bed time.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Nov 15
@GardenGerty I have a feeling I am nowhere near that myself
@RasmaSandra (12674)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Nov 15
@GardenGerty a gray day and very damp. My sciatica was acting up all day and it was difficult getting around with it feeling like a pin was being jabbed in my lower back. Sure hope the sun comes out tomorrow since I have to get to the city.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I am so sorry about your pain. Are there any stretches you can do that help it?
@RasmaSandra (12674)
• Riga, Latvia
8 Nov 15
@GardenGerty Usually a good massage with some back rub and then I walk up and down my stairs stretching the painful leg behind me. Afterwards it feels much better. Just a thing that won't completely go away.
@just4him (89435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 15
Don't despair. Everything counts and soon you will see the results of your walking. We've had a very mild November so far, even October was warmer than usual. As much as I love winter, I hope the warm weather holds out until I can get my furnace fixed.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
Have you heard anything more about your furnace?
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@just4him (89435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Nov 15
@GardenGerty Not yet. I called them on Monday and they said they were sending me a form to send them more info. It hasn't come yet.
@Tampa_girl7 (21404)
• United States
3 Nov 15
Keep the walking up. It gets easier
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I try to focus on the neat looking stuff around me. I used to walk and never get tired.
@antonbunot (9382)
• Calgary, Alberta
3 Nov 15
Walking is a good physical exercise. I don't walk . . but sometimes jog at the playground just across the street from our house. But everyday before I take the shower I do 25 push-ups and lots of stretchings.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
You sound very fit and active.
@kizzyB (200)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
We've had a foggy few days, rather dismal and damp. A bit of blue sky would be nice.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
Sunshine seems to help everything.
@amnabas (9867)
• Karachi, Pakistan
3 Nov 15
Our tuesday was sunny here and still no signs of winters.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I know, we do not seem to be having much winter here either.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
3 Nov 15
Taking a walk is a pretty good thing and rather conductive to clearing your head. I agree it has to be done early. Thinking about it right now, if I don't take a walk early in the morning, there's going to be something which comes up. There always does. Weather has been pretty decent for a walk the last couple of days, but there's really no excuse when I can walk around inside. Just as long as I keep active and keep moving during those winter months. The weather has been nice since November started so I'm going to enjoy it for as long as I can until it turns around. Hopefully we get at least a good week or two out of it, but clouds are rolling in for this weekend.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
Yes, just doing my house chores adds up too. The only thing that does not add up is me sitting at the computer all the time.
@katsmeow1213 (28848)
• United States
4 Nov 15
We are getting gorgeous weather. It's really too bad I'm working and can't enjoy it. I hope next week is just as nice as I get a couple days off.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov 15
I hope you do as well.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Nov 15
it has been very nice weather here also
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I hope that it holds. Have you learned any more about moving?
@sofssu (14742)
4 Nov 15
I haven't gone out for walks in days, its been raining non stop and there are puddles everywhere. I don't want to risk falling on the road. I have been trying to walk in the house with my phone in my pocket.. I have an app that measures my steps.. I am still walking only 4000 steps perday as opposed to 7-8000 steps I usually do.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I am impressed that you do that much. I know, I certainly do not want to fall.
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@JudyEv (97443)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov 15
Many years ago I needed to do 3 or 4 hours piano practice a day. I had children at school and some piano pupils so I was pretty busy. I used to do most of my practice as soon as the kids left for school, otherwise it just didn't get done. We have a beautiful day here too.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I know for me whatever is important has to get top priority. Right now I am working on my health.
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@GreatMartin (4313)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4 Nov 15
I use to be a great walker but in the past 12 years I have P.A.D. and each year it gets worse--now I am lucky if I can walk 2 blocks without having to stop!
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I thought walking was supposed to prevent PAD. I am sorry that you cannot do much walking anymore.
@allknowing (55195)
• India
4 Nov 15
My clothes give me an indication whether I am exercising enough and walk seems the best choice.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I have spent over a year NOT doing enough, so I am concentrating on it now.
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@jstory07 (57329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Nov 15
The weather here is still nice. I hope it stays that way.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 15
I know you have a lot you want to get done before the first of the year. I hope the weather is in your favor.
@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
3 Nov 15
I agree with you @GandeGerty we should walk as early as we can because we become busy as the hours tick by. I also need to get moving like you.