This is my first post and I mean ever. So please bear with me as I get going, tell my story and I promise to smooth out the rough edges along the way.
Let me start by introducing myself, I’m Mike and I love to walk. Sounds goofy. Really – walking is my primary form of aerobic exercise. I’ve been walking for over 13 years. The problem, I’ve walked 13,500 miles and now I need to catch a plane back home! A little help-anyone? Just kidding. LOL.
Now the really big but”t” and I mean literally and figuratively. I stopped walking from 2005 to 2007 and gained weight. Just a little weight. OK, enough to be noticeable. But more importantly I was out of shape. And that bothered me.
My excuses probably sound all too familiar. Started a family, growing my own company and all the rest. Oh, yeah the reigning champ: “I don’t have time!” Lame but true. I was out of shape and miserable. I tried all sorts of exercise programs and couldn’t get going until I decided to get back to the one thing I loved. So I strapped on my shoes and walked out my front door – fed up and fat. It was Thanksgiving Day 2008.
One year later, I’m twenty pounds lighter having walked 1389 miles. I’m back on the road to getting fit. The secret; I did it slowly. One step at a time. My ideas about exercise are simple. We put weight on slowly over time and we should do the same when taking it off. More about this in later posts.
I hope you enjoy ZumeWalk as much as I enjoyed dreaming it up. There’s so many great walks in our future. So grab a friend, neighbor, spouse or go it alone (of course with your tunes) and walk out your front door. I believe in you. Start small, build slowly for a life of being fit. Remember, we got out of shape slowly so get back in shape the same way but get started today!