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    Slow and Steady

    After working on my first program (Baseline) for 28 days, I thought I would finally join. I just turned 56 on Saturday, and I've been fighting injuries to my Achilles for about 3 years, finally had surgery, and I've been trying to regain my fitness since then.

    I have been a walker all my life and was sidelined by Achilles problems and put on a lot of weight and lost a lot of fitness. I have been back to walking about 20 miles a week.I started with Baseline because I have a tendency to push too hard too fast and then quit, you know, because it's too hard. I'm old, fat, and out of shape so I'm sticking with the lightest of light programs and steady walking until I feel I can really kick butt.

    I am doing intermittent fasting, but I'm not very strict about it. I've lost almost 30 pounds since the beginning of December. I am not concerned with getting down to a certain weight; I just want to be a little lighter to move more easily. At 56, post-menopausal with a slowed metabolism, I'm giving myself a break.

    Today I did Day 28 of Baseline at Lev I with 1 minute rests, and walked 2 miles at an average pace of 17/mi, using intervals.

    #2
    Welcome to the hive! Happy belated birthday. You’re so close to getting a new badge!
    Good luck on your fitness journey.

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      #3
      Howdy buddy, welcome to the hive!

      One step at a time, you wouldn't believe how far you can reach with that pace. Really hope for you to keep on going, you made a pretty neat start there. Good luck in your journey!

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        #4
        Welcome Ceejaytee and good luck with your quest. You will find many people here in the Hive in similar predicaments as you. Go slow but persist and you will conquer. There is plenty of moral support here.

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          #5
          This morning was my 5K day. I walked 3.3 miles. Since yesterday, I've taken almost 22,000 steps and it's only 8:30 am. Onward!

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            #6
            So many steps!

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              #7
              This morning I did farmer's walks with 20 lbs in each hand for 2 minutes, Baseline Day 29 (almost done!), and walked 2 fast miles. My legs are tired, but I'm feeling good.

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                #8
                June 24:
                Baseline Day 29 with 1 min rest
                2 mile walk
                12,299 steps
                6 floors

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                  #9
                  I completed Baseline today! On Monday, I'm going to start Foundation Light.
                  June 25
                  4.23 mile walk, pace 20:23
                  Steps: 13,272
                  Floors 10

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                    #10
                    Congrats on finishing Baseline!!

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                      #11
                      Thanks!

                      June 26:
                      Completed Baseline
                      Steps: 12,072
                      Floors: 8
                      Walked: 2.05 miles, pace 17:58

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                        #12
                        Over the weekend I did a lot of walking and won a new Garmin badge: Fortnight 150K (take 150,000 steps in 2 weeks).

                        June 27:
                        3.92 mile walk, pace 20:07
                        Steps: 12,777

                        June 28:
                        6.26 mile walk (completed at 10K!), pace 20:14
                        Steps: 18,246

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                          #13
                          June 29:
                          Better Balance Workout
                          Foundation Light Lev I: Day 1
                          30 Day Walkabout Challenge: Day 1
                          2.06 mile walk, pace 18:13
                          Steps: 11,657

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                            #14
                            June 30:
                            30 Day Walkabout Challenge: Day 2
                            4.25 mile walk, pace 19:42
                            Steps: 13,019

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                              #15
                              July 1:
                              30 Day Walkabout Challenge: Day 3
                              Better Balance Workout
                              Farmer's Walk: 2 min, 20 lb in each hand
                              Foundation Light: Day 2
                              3.27 mile walk, pace 19:30
                              13,786 steps

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