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.
How do you ZumeWalk? Step by step.
Please consult your physician before starting any exercise or weight loss program.
Your physician is your very best resource.
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