Please forgive me! It's been almost four months since my last entry and in that time, so much has changed. Ya girl is still on stamps, but I'm actually a small business owner. What? Yeah girl, I am! I've actually been in business since February but I've stepped my game up and it's coming along..a little slower than expected but at least I can see getting off public assistance.
I celebrated my 42nd birthday this month. I decided that I'd try to get as fine as possible before; so I walked for almost 30 days straight. But here's the thing. I didn't go to the gym because remember, I'm on the come up. I didn't go to the park everyday either. Though I'm now 50 pounds overweight, I still tend to get alot of attention on the streets which I do not enjoy. I mean I've been celibate for almost ten years so men lookin' at my booty just doesn't do it for me. I digress. So where did I walk? In my apartment.
Why? No excuses. Walking in the comfort of my own took away every excuse not to. So to those who are financially challenged and overweight; here's a great way to get in shape in the privacy of your own home. Here's how I did it!
Walking at Home
I started by just walking for one hour at least 6 days a week for 30 days. I preface by saying 30 days because small intervals seems to work for me as opposed to me saying "I'ma work out 6 days a week for the rest of my life!" I found that I could handle that. To be able to count down the days down as opposed to counting the ones in front gave me more motivation.
Then the next week, I walked for 19 minutes and ran in place for 1 minute. I repeated that for the entire hour. The next week, I'd run in place 2 minutes every 20 minutes and before my 42nd birthday I was up to running 3 minutes every 20 which meant I was actually running for at least 1 mile - on and off - within that hour. Did I confuse you? Hopefully not, but do what works for you. Until next time...