My average walk would be about an hour and half, usually five days a week. Weekends, I would spend a lot of time walking trails. My habit was to run for about 30 to 45 seconds randomly and then walk, I ran just to get my heart rate up. I was 100% positive I could never run for a long time.
It was my main form of exercise for years.
Before I walked all the time, I LOVED aerobics...
I regularly left the house looking like this...well, with red hair.
I did step two aerobics like an addict. It was my favorite thing about the gym. The class intensity kept me smiling.
Even after a really great class though, I would still want to take a walk in the evening. I liked the solitude.
I changed jobs and hours, and that eventually caused me to end my four year addiction to step aerobics.
I did try Curves for a year. Remember Curves, anyone? You had a circuit set up and it really got your heart rate racing and seemed to do good things for me, but eventually I got tired of taking a bag to work, changing...
The more hours I worked, the more I just wanted to come home and walk.
In 2009, I ended up with frozen shoulder. It took about a year to get any range of motion back. During that I stopped doing group classes, dropped my gym membership, and Curves went by the wayside. The only thing comfortable was walking, so that is how I became a walker. I did it for years.
It wasn't until 2012, I got the nerve to try running more than a few seconds at a time.
Pedals are okay, and of course biking would be much easier right now if it was warmer, but honestly, it doesn't relax me much.
What I really miss and need the most, is being on my own two feet.
What would you miss the most?
Were you around for the bad body suit leg warmer era? LOL
Did you ever do step aerobics, Curves, or any other program you love/loved?
Have your work outs changed a lot over the years?