I am not a “winter person”. This keeps me indoors most of the time in the winter. And my job, which I love, has me sitting most of the time.
Over the years, I combatted sedentary winter patterns by building my stamina by walking from the time spring emerged until fall came along. During this build-up, once a week, I took at least a 90-minute walk. In the past few years, injuries have left me unable to do that.
Last year, I was finally able to start walking approximately 3km twice a week. Our winter started later which meant more time on the pavement. Spring came early which means our twice-weekly routine has begun (with the exception of a little more snow). The goal for those is to increase our speed.
Starting Tuesday, I am building strength and stamina by starting daily morning walks. Mondays will be my rest day.
These morning walks will start my day off by increasing my heart rate, get me moving, and help gain mental clarity. I will feel better all the way around. And this will be added to my twice-weekly walks to increase my pace.
If you want to join me on this journey, here’s my plan.
|May 25||Daily for 1 week||15 minutes||Week 1|
|May 30||LONG DAY||30 minutes||Week 1|
|June 1||Daily for 1 week||20 minutes||Week 2|
|June 6||LONG DAY||30 minutes||Week 2|
|June 8||Daily for 1 week||25 minutes||Week 3|
|June 13||LONG DAY||45 minutes||Week 3|
|June 15||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 4|
|June 20||LONG DAY||45 minutes||Week4|
|June 22||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 5|
|June 27||LONG DAY||45 minutes||Week 5|
|June 29||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 6|
|July 4||LONG DAY||60 minutes||Week 6|
|July 6||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 7|
|July 11||LONG DAY||60 minutes||Week 7|
|July 13||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 8|
|July 18||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 8|
|July 20||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 9|
|July 25||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 9|
|July 27||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 10|
|August 1||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 10|
|August 3||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 11|
|August 8||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 11|
|August 10||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 12|
|August 15||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 12|
|August 17||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 13|
|August 22||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 13|
|August 24||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 14|
|August 29||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 14|
|August 31||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 15|
|September 5||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 15|
|September 7||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 16|
|September 12||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 16|
|September 14||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 17|
|September 19||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 17|
|September 21||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 18|
|September 26||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 18|
|September 28||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 19|
|October 3||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 19|
|October 5||Daily for 1 week||30 minutes||Week 20|
|October 10||LONG DAY||90 minutes||Week 20|
As part of my physical self-care regimen, I will continue my weekly personal yoga/pilates sessions with my dear friend, Sherry Jibb, owner of The Healing Place Yoga, Pilates & Reiki Sher-fit. And my continued routine Thai Massage with Jeremy Wulkan, owner of Jeremy Fixes Bodies.
As we move through this 20-week journey together, I will share my experiences weekly. These will include my insights, my feelings, and my experiences.
Let’s get moving!!!