Now that the New Year has began and most of all the holiday goodies are gone, I'm ready to get back on track with the weight loss and exercise thing. So far, I've managed to walk 5 out of the last 7 days with my walking buddies/co-workers.
If you are familiar with Alton, you know that it is a very hilly little river town, especially in the downtown area. In an hour to 1.25 hours time, we manage to squeeze in 3.4 miles and in those 3.4 miles, there are several very steep hills and one set of stairs that lead up to the Riverview Park. I've been doing this for almost 2 years now and I have notice some good results. I don't have exact figures because like an idiot I didn't take measurements prior to starting this walking program. I have not lost much weight but toned up a huge amount. I think the reason for that is 1) I'm not very good at adjusting my diet and 2) any weight I would have lost has been converted to muscle. Muscle is a good thing. This time, I'm going to recruit Dean into helping me take some measurements before I get too far into it again.
Since I quit smoking a little over 3 months ago, I can't wait until that magical day when I won't struggle for breath so much getting up the 7th Street hill. Oh and me thinks it is time to get a new pair of walking shoes too. For the 2nd day in a row, the bunion on my left foot is giving me fits. Ouchie!