I started running. I've been walking for probably 10 years and I've been working out with a trainer for nearly that long. However, I've never run much. My left knee wouldn't allow it when I tired.
My knee decided it was ok.
I've been getting out almost every morning for two months. I missed some days this month due to weather, some travel and I purposely took one day off.
I've lost weight and I've stopped taking blood pressure medicine with my current blood pressure lower than it was before I started running and lower than when I took the meds.
I have to say I'm enjoying getting out and doing this at 5:30 am most days. This has been an unexpected delight. I should also say that I use the word running in the loosest possible sense as I walk and run.
I've also been tracking all the food I eat (which I've done off and on for years) and it has been interesting to track the calorie deficit or surplus daily. I found an interesting article a few days ago that highlighted the worst dining out meals at major restaurants. You should see this list of 15 Restaurant Meals with Over 1500 Calories. I have friends in Asia who when in the US are shocked at how much food Americans get on their plates when eating out. I think they are right. Chicken Fried steak anyone?
I'm tracking my running on Nike+ and I'm using the Fitbit Flex which I like to just track steps each day. Both are interesting. If you are using either and want to connect on the service, let me know. I'm connected with 4 on the Fitbit service and nobody on the Nike+ service.
Thanks for Summer, Dan, DeWayne and Beth for tips and good ideas.
I found the following on Pinterest...