A couple of years ago I could only walk one city block before my back would start hurting so bad I would have to sit down. Today I regularly walk or bike 7 -20 miles per day. The change didn’t happen overnight but began with some patience and persistence.
I don’t like to run but have always enjoyed bicycling. When I moved to Denver I didn’t have a bicycle so I began walking. I started out walking about 20 minutes a day. I then increased my 20 minute walks to about 3 times a day. Soon I could walk one hour at a time. I then gave up the bus and started walking everywhere, often walking about 10 miles a day. Then finally I got a bicycle from a local bicycle collective!
I had been eating healthy for a long time but the weight wasn’t coming off. It wasn’t until I increased my activity that the weight dropped off relatively quickly. Now I have an amazing energy level that I did not have before, even when I was much younger. I can easily bicycle all over the city and I love the fact that bicycling is environmentally friendly. All it takes is a first step!