This morning, I finally achieved my goal of doing a 15-minute mile! I’ve been searching for music that’s fast enough and finally found some that will work: Leslie Sansone’s Walking for Weight Loss.
I had actually bought this CD a few months ago and the first time I tried walking with it, I could not keep up. I’m not joking. I kept up for about 2 songs and simply couldn’t go any further. This morning, I did it!
I was out of breath and sweaty, but who cares? That’s what showers are for, right? Wait….did I just say that I didn’t care if I was sweaty? Am I not the woman who said – not all that long ago, I might add – that I HATE to sweat?
Wow. I am certainly changing, and in more ways than one.
Now my goal is to maintain this level of walking for a little while, maybe 2 – 3 weeks, and then kick it up to meet my next goal – a 12- minute mile! I can do this!
I’m going to try jogging again soon. I’m waiting until I get under a certain weight before I try that again, because I don’t want to damage my knees. I may or may not be able to run that 5K before my birthday, but I can certainly speed-walk it!