Wednesday, 18 February 2009

The journey of a thousand miles..

Is said to begin with one step.

That's what I thought when I ventured out of this afternoon & did a 15 mile walk.. I followed the canals of Manchester & ended up on one of the best walks I have done up to now. The weather was mild, & I even wore 3/4 length pants which was really good. I did wear other clothes by the way, not just me walking around in just pants.

Oh yes, & I lost 2lb as well.. Which was nice.

I am now 18 stone exactly & am chuffed to bits.. It is slowly coming off & I am beginning to see the difference more each time. My skin is healthier, my body is liking its new shape a bit more, I can walk better & (as today is testament to) further. Some of my old clothes fit & friends are beginning to notice too.

I read in Men's Health that walking on an incline is as effective as jogging on a straight road, ask long as it is brisk & increases your heart rate, you can burn off as near enough the same calories as jogging. Well, I am not sure if that is true, but it means even though I am walking I can be safe in the knowledge that I am doing myself just as good as if I was jogging. I did the whole walk in 3 hours, which is pretty good if I say so myself & most likely have destroyed some nasty calories too.

But the main thing is I am walking twice a week & seeing the benefits, I no longer get breathless even climbing the stairs, or even up a hill.. It is funky.

So am now off to bed as my body has decided to reward me with this tiredness.

Good night x


  1. Sounds like a great afternoon! I'm doing the harboro arm canal walk on Saturday! Realy looking forward to it!

  2. Congrats on loosing 2 lbs! Your walk sounds amazing!

  3. The canals are the best & hardly anyone uses them..