fluffydiva13's Journal, 10 January 2013

I have successfully walked 4 days in a row, going further than the prior each time. That's great, but after each walk, I feel horrible! I have to rest for an hour after. When will this get easier? I don't remember having this kind of trouble before. It's kind of depressing to think after you exercise, you fell like death.

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 January 2013:
1032 kcal Fat: 75.76g | Prot: 58.78g | Carb: 21.82g.   Breakfast: Heavy Whipping Cream, Bacon (Cured, Microwaved, Cooked) , Coffee (Brewed From Grounds) . Lunch: Hormel pepperoni stick, lettuce, parmesan, Baby Carrots, Simply Dressed Caesar Salad Dressing, Winn-Dixie Manzanilla Olives, kraft sharp cheddar cheese 2%. Dinner: Chicken in white wine sauce, green beans. more...
2601 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 45 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Atkins  


Fluffy, you are doing just great getting out there and walking. While others may disagree, I'd suggest cutting back until you find a mileage and pace that leaves you feeling like you can still function after you get home! Are you just beginning Atkins? The book suggests holding off on beginning an exercise regimen until after a week or so when your body will have adjusted to this WOE. Of course, if you've been walking regularly prior to this, then you might just need some full-sodium broth (see book for explanation) to help you feel better. Walking over 2 miles at a 3mph pace is doing exceptionally well IMO. I've done walking for my entire journey and I think I was walking less than that at a somewhat slower pace at the same weight. Take care. 
10 Jan 13 by member: Sandy701
Thank you Sandy for your comments. I did just start Atkins last Friday and I had not been walking at all prior to this for many months. I think you may be right about cutting back because if I keep feeling like this I wont exercise at all!  
10 Jan 13 by member: fluffydiva13
fluffy, i just started at the new year and what I do, because it has worked for me in the past is , walk a minimum of 15-20 minutes and do this at least 3/4 times a week, 5 if you can muster the strength. then the next week add 5/10 minutes more and do that for the full week and so on. First , you build your stamina then take a step further, slowly. My dr put me on this plan a few years ago and I worked up to 45 minutes of cardio and 45 of gym per day!! its been 3 years and I am started over. Try it that way and see if that helps. No shame is starting over. Also, when are you doing this? if its after a 10 hr shift at work then of course you are gonna feel lousy? If thats your only option, then no worries, take it slow, you have alot on your plate as it is. Try one day on one day off until you get your mojo. I am still not there yet. :) Hang in there , it does get better, the first 2/3 weeks are the worst but there is light at the end of the tunnel!!!  
10 Jan 13 by member: redgirl1974
Thanks, redgirl. I think I may have thought I could just do it without working up to it. Obviously, that's not working, LOL. I will cut it down some, except for the 5K I idiotically signed up for this Sunday. YIKES 
10 Jan 13 by member: fluffydiva13
5k holy guacamole batman!! thats a lot. Just as long as you finish, even if it walking then your a winner in my book!! Also what i noticed that works for me is if I eat before I walk. i lknow its sounds crazy but if I have my snack before I walk them come home and make dinner and then shower and eat, I am tired as heck but I lay down and rest for the remainder or the evening. I get out at 6pm so I have a snack around 4pm - 5pm when my son get home (he's on atkins with me) then walk after work at 6pm (i work from home) I get back, make dinner and crash !! I make my son help so I can get done faster and shower and jamas it is!! For some, they prefer the morning but to be honest I am not a morning person. I try lunch time when possible also. hang it there you'll find your mojo !! 
10 Jan 13 by member: redgirl1974
It sounds like you've really got a handle on it. Good for you! I'm in nursing school and the stress really got to me last semester. I think I put on 20 pounds since starting school! Last April I did an 8K. I was second to last, but I finished! I probably won't do that again, LOL. 
10 Jan 13 by member: fluffydiva13
fluffy thats amazing!!! your a ring rockstar in my book for even registering for a 8k!! who cares what place you finish!! I wouldnt even attempt one!! Nursing school also makes you a hero in my book for wanting to reach out to help others. I admire that!! Dont sweat the small stuff, take it one day at a time and if you skip a day of walking eh! dont beat your self up. I got a handle on it today but somedays I feel like the bottom of my kitty litter. I so want to go to DQ for a blizzard !!! Then my fiance will hide the car keys and i know if I go I will regret it. Just getting out there are walking is a pain !! I know it!! if I dont go I at least try and do some calistenics here at the house. something is better than nothing. I dont know kids how some people work full time jobs have kids and still wake up and go to the gym at 5am ouch !! 
10 Jan 13 by member: redgirl1974
He hides the keys?? That's funny but very supportive. Do you use any DVDs? Those might be helpful as well. 
10 Jan 13 by member: fluffydiva13


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