Start Walking

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by Sadeyes, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    From 3 yrs ago, until a few months ago, I was virtually bed to couch...I ached at the thought of going more than one block...have smashed up joints because a SUV hit me and took off...I am not one to sit on the 'pity pot' too long, but the pain was unbearable...did the recommended...PT, accupuncture, Chiro, pain management, with little to no relief...then I started walking...first a block, crying in pain...then 3...and now, I can 'manage' 2 1/2 miles...I have to stop and stretch, but I am out there again, hoping to recapture some of my lost strength...it is clearly one step at a time, and no excuses to skip a day, as the pain comes back very quickly...so start walking...it is free and requires only the bravery to feel better...best of luck and pray for me that I make my goal of 4 miles (I used to run 8-10, danced and was on a volleyball team before the accident) while I am still on this planet...thanks, Jackie
     
  2. Allo..

    Allo.. Well-Known Member

    Congrats hun! That is so great!

    I hope you can reach your goal, and I'm sure you can =D

    Keep it up,
    Take care,
    Ally _%
     
  3. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thanks Ally...it is 6AM EST, 22 degrees F without the wind chill factor, so probably feels about 10, and I have my walking shoes on, warm coffee in my belly and I am ready to go...getting started on these mornings is so hard, but the benefits are so great, that I cannot give up now...thanks for the support you dear person...and send more my way anytime...big hugs, Jackie
     
  4. Allo..

    Allo.. Well-Known Member

    Well done!!
    Keep up the great work :biggrin:
     
  5. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Just got back, and it was soooooooo cold...bought a cup of green tea to warm up and finish my walk...now for a hot shower and some chillin' at home...thanks again, Ally and PM me anytime if I can return the favor...big hugs
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Well done that girl :wootrock: :worthy:

    Going to give that a try, have got hellishly unfit.
     
  7. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Hi D...thanks for the good cheers...hope you have great success on your path as well...finally a situation where less is more..lol...big hugs, Jackie
     
  8. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Well done Jackie and good luck in making your goal!

    Take care Hazel xx
     
  9. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    thanks as always Hazel for your caring and support...love ya
     
  10. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Way to go - literally!! I should be taking one short walk a day just to walk the dog - she needs it - but am often so exhausted I can't force myself out of the house. Plus it just turned cold weather on us and she won't go walking when it's too cold.:rolleyes: Maybe she got that from me...

    I also feel better when I exercise, and walking is so easy (if you can manage the time) and free!:wink:

    Keep it up! I'll try to join your walking, me and Riley!:dog:

    least
     
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  11. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Sorry S there came up an edit sign on your post but my spacey mind cannot find the right button right now...come walk with us...the cold is here too, which means there are less ppl out; truly a joy in a busy city.. thanks for your support and love...big hugs
     
  12. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I am glad you are getting back into the swing of things. I hope you soon reach your goal. Actually, I am sure you will. I walk around 3 miles every night, but mine is not for the purpose of exercise, I am still running from things. Guess that's survival though, anyway you look at it. Cold mornings are the hardest. It is really cold at 3 AM. Brrr... LOL. Anyway, I wish you all the best of luck in attaining the levels you desire to reach. Walk on.... :hug:
     
  13. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thanks Gentle and it seems we have to walk through fire to get what we want...hope your asbestos is secure...love ya mucho...Jackie
     
  14. Jenny

    Jenny Staff Alumni

    Just wanted to join in and congratulate you Jackie. Keep it up.. you can do it :) :arms:
     
  15. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Of all ppl, Mini, you know how achey I was...thanks for the support, as always, and send love to Troubs...hope I can run after her someday...or even be at Kitten's lethargic level...lol...miss you oodles
     
  16. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Wondered how it was going? I know it's only been a few days, but are you sticking with it? Wishing you the best hun, always.
     
  17. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thanks G for asking. I am walking about 3 miles a day, and aching thereafter...but i sure feel better knowing that i can do it...big hugs
     
  18. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    have started some gentle yoga and core excercises...feel much better except when the post-excercise aches abound...found a new Chiro and she is quite wise...TENS also seems to be controlling some of my hip pain...have a physical therapist who I see twice a week..I may not be where I was, but I am going to continue to try to get there...would love an IT on those days when I cannot break through the pain...best regards to all and get moving...as Buddha said...every journey begins with a single step...hope to keep this momentum going...big hugs
     
  19. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Went to the gym as a guest of a friend today...the first time in more than 2 yrs...oh how I love the smell of sweat in the morning (lol)...could not do much which could have been very depressing, but I told myself that whatever I did would be more than if I did not go...started crying puppy tears because I felt blessed to even be there...being mashed like that has been quite a humbling experience...still limping around, but doing so for longer distances and in less pain...when I get on the volleyball/racketball court again, and play with some strength, I will not be able to contain the joy...but I still feel so grateful for whatever function I get back...the orthopedic surgeon who told me I was going to be in a wheelchair can kiss my south end of a horse going north...big hugs, and hoping others join me in reclaiming our bodies.
     
  20. Beret

    Beret Staff Alumni

    WOW- youre doing amazing hun- keep it up