Today, I walked for 42 minutes. It's been a while since I've been on a treadmill and I wasn't sure what to expect. A few days ago, I decided that I need some fitness goals to help get and keep me going with exercise. I established two: (1) do 50 crunches and (2) walk 1 mile at 4.0. Today, I started with 3.0 for 30 minutes + a 5 min warm up and 7 min cool down. The pace was comfortable with minimum calf muscle pain. On the way home, my left calf screamed and I could barely walk on my right foot when I got home. Fibromyalgia lifted its head. But I won this battle. I went to the gym; I made it through the walk. I know that I could have started at a brisker pace but didn't know how my legs would respond to that and the goal of this is to expand my legs' physical abilities. My plan is to increase the pace .1 every week so it'll take me a few months to get to 4.0. I'll walk twice a week and swim once a week (+ Water Zumba). Health at Every Size. It's something Reagan talks about and it's something I choose to hold in mind.
On crunches, I started with 25.