Overdoing My Exercise

@Janey1966 (24179)
Carlisle, England
March 2, 2021 5:19am CST
I'm an 'all or nothing' kinda gal. For the last few weeks exercise has been a no-no, using the cold weather as a (very poor) excuse not to go out. Last week was different as I was at Mum's, the weather was excellent so to stay in would have been a waste of a visit, so out we popped. Back home one of the first things I did Monday morning was to have a bath. Mum had hers taken out so I always look forward to my bubbles! Led down I noticed that my belly looked a bit wobbly without getting too personal here..so I made a point of going on a 3 mile walk after breakfast. I had musical accompaniment, which is a must for me, to keep up the motivation. It didn't do much to drown out the traffic noise (one of my pet hates) but enough to put a smile on my face, which is what it's all about, right? Well, the smile turned to a grimace once I reached a hill. Usually, I breeze up this without any bother but not this time. However, I was determined NOT to stop (a bit like when I used to ride a bike uphill..never gave the motorists the satisfaction of watching me fail) so it was an achievement to conquer this hill, then another one on the same road! I am a glutton for punishment! Back home I was relieved it was all over but glad that I was able to finish the walk without having a heart attack. What my thinking was behind heaving out a dead Boston Fern in my raised flower bed soon afterwards is anyone's guess..but I managed that too..in about 20 minutes!! Now there is a cute dwarf conifer in its place that is currently making friends with its bigger cousin. I hope I stick to this exercise regime as I have no excuses now. The blue sky has been something else this week. Lovely!
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@kaylachan (34075)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Mar 21
Happy to hear you're back on track. Developing habits can be hard at first, but get easier over time. Good luck.
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• China
2 Mar 21
It is no mean feat to walk 3 miles ! I just walk at a rapid pace for half an hour every morning.
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@rakski (102946)
• Philippines
2 Mar 21
I am one with you there to stick on my exercise regime.
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@myklj999 (62949)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Mar 21
I'm just a 'nothing' kind of guy - although I do threaten my stomach with exercise occasionally, I've never carried through with the threat
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@BarBaraPrz (36774)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Mar 21
I used to be able to walk for miles and miles... now I can barely do a kilometre. (Heel spur and wonky knees and degenerative disc disease ain't fun.)
@tuckersheri (1310)
• United States
2 Mar 21
Excersizing is so important! Glad your back on track !