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Posted on 2013.05.22 at 00:00
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On the advice of my doctor, I have moved from a beta-blocker (slows heart rate) to an ace-inhibitor (vasiodilatator) for purposes of a better workout this summer. Last year I lost 25 pounds (and subsequently gained it all back over a particularly stressful winter) so am looking forward to an even more successful summer this year.

Additionally, I am no longer limiting myself to The Path. The kids have found a new multi-purpose park in which to engage, which is connected to a miles-long, riverside path. Timing-wise its perfect for an hour-long 4-mile workout.

Daily perseverance is key. Anything I do - no matter how insignificant - is better than doing nothing.


michelle1963 at 2013-05-22 12:41 (UTC) (Link)
Anything I do - no matter how insignificant - is better than doing nothing.

And that is the key. When I was younger, it easy for me to lose my momentum if something came up and interfered with my exercise schedule. Failure to exercise one day made it easy then to find an excuse not to do it the next day, and the day after that. Now, losing a day - or even two - does not affect me that way. I exercise because I want to, because it makes me feel good, because I prefer how I look when I do.

Because I deserve to take that time for myself.
pcofwildthings at 2013-05-22 13:54 (UTC) (Link)
You're right, keeping it up is key. Even when you don't feel like it. Break it up into two walks if you need to (if you don't have an hour/it's too hot or raining at a particular time of day, etc.) I love walking outside in summer, but I bought a treadmill so I could walk year round, no excuses. Still, I manage to find one at least once a week, but overall it's something that's very doable and makes you feel good so you look forward to it (as you know). Lately, I've been listening to podcasts or books (or music) and it makes the time fly. Have fun!
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