Mom has a pedometer and she tries to walk until she gets up to 10,000 steps! And I walk and jog, alternating between them as I go because as I was running up an incline in an alleyway I realized that my left ankle couldn't quite take the pressure. However, I have to overcome that because my ankle needs more exercise! it's not the same and I have to keep it up!
Hopefully I can wake up early -- like around 8 a.m instead of 10 something to walk out. I eat a yogurt cup and stretch for about five minutes before walking to the park. The park is less than 5 minutes away and I can just walk around! It takes about 7 - 8 minutes to completely walk around the entire circumference of the park, so it's a good thing. :)
There are some sections that are hilly, so whenever I come across a hilly part, I start to job! :D That really gets my heart pumping, but I know I can't do it too much or else I'll injure my ankle.
So far I feel good!
On top of that, a good warmup for me is to do some easy belly-dancing routines: Snake Arms and isolations! Trying to regain that wonderful isolated hip and ripcage moves. :) Awesome! Awesome! It's a good way to warm up my triceps and chest because it requires a lot of muscle contraction in those areas. :) Wooyeah! My arms feel better already :) My body misses the dance exercise...
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