I am declaring success
The first 3 days of this week, I got up and walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes. It did not kill me. My feet were fine all day and I actually think it started to give me more energy. Nice!!! I should back up a little, because in order to have time in the morning to walk on the treadmill, I had to get things ready the night before. So for three nights I packed my lunch and cooked our breakfast and I got up on time, and sometimes early. I then would get up, make coffee, and prep the bird food. By then I was generally awake enough to walk on the treadmill. I have my small computer on the treadmill so I can do something while walking. I don't get much done, but it definitely helps time pass quickly. Naturally my mind immediately starts to up the ante. I start thinking that I could add more time, maybe do some short aerobics, maybe add some weights...etc.... I think I will leave it at 15 minutes for now. I would like to get 3 solid weeks under my belt before I start upping things. Once I have walked every day for 15 minutes for 3 weeks, I will then consider upping it. Maybe add 10 minutes or maybe even switch to a 20 minute workout. We will see. For now I am very happy and declare this week a success.