Today, I walked 2 miles! Yes, I am just as shocked as you are. I knew I needed to really get onto that walking thing – not that I hadn’t walked at all, just not nearly as much as I should – but I had not since I found out that I had cancer. I’ve done yoga a bit, and cleaned, but other than that, I have been taking it perhaps a bit more easily than I should have. If I can walk 2 miles (albeit in 40 minutes, so not fast-walking), I can do a lot more than I credited myself for.
After working for about 4 hours yesterday, I began to get nauseated. Really, already, just sitting upright is too much? But, in fact, I may have been totally off base. In fact, I had not been doing enough physical activity to give myself the energy to get through a day, or even a half-day, of work. So, 2 miles today. Not a lot, really, but 2 miles is a big step from nothing at all. Next thing you know, I’ll be walking 5 miles, or running a mile, or running 3.1 miles (5k)! I’m feeling very positive today, much thanks to the good vibes from the “workout.”
I contacted my school’s athletics director to see if she would give me some working out and eating right advice. Hopefully, I will have that information available soon. The more you know, the better. I wish I had stumbled upon someone else’s blog like this before I went through the toughest month of my life alone.
Weight: 117, Mood: Energetic!