I was given the go ahead to start a walking regime from my PCP yesterday so today I went out to buy my first pair (in a long, long time) of walking shoes. He wanted to wait until I hadn't smoked in 12 months but gave in since I was going on 12 months............he wants me to start out walking for 45 minutes every other day and work myself up to 45 minutes daily..........hmmmmm. He said he would add activity as my lungs progressed.
He still heard some noise in one of my carotids and that has me agitated. I don't want them slicing open my neck but I also don't want to have a stroke - yeah I'm only 53!!! Damn cigarettes! I'm also hoping that I can loose a few pounds and tone up the other stuff that moves on my body - hahhaaaa
Of course I got the mini lecture about how the exercise would become a new addiction for me - yeah right, I could only hope. I do have a tendency for OCD so maybe......
Wish me luck!
I'm back after huffing and puffing my way with my first walk. My dear sweet husband came with me, mostly because he was worried about two things, that I would keel over or quit (I would have probably done the later had he not been there as moral and physical support). My legs may hurt in the morning (or through the night) but I'm actually looking forward to a regime - OMG, the OCD is already setting in!!
I'm ready to hop into the shower and then eat some dinner.