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I go to the mall before work in the morning. The doors open an hour or so before the stores do. I think 5 laps is 4 miles. I do 2 laps 5 days a week. (Working up to three. I just started when I quit smoking 3 months ago.) I thought I would be embarrassed, but I really shouldn't be so vain anyway. Most of the people who walk at the mall are retired. I am 24. Some of them do laps around me. (OK... Two of them. Still. I can't keep up with a 70+ woman. This is motivation.)

Anyway, this is what I do. The first step, really, since it isn't working. (Except my resting heart rate was 90 when I smoked and only 50 now. This is progress enough, I s'pose.)


The mall here is the same way. The old people were looking at me like I was nuts. Here they are double my age and I couldn't keep up with them! Talk about depressing, I think that is another reason I quit going. I couldn't face them anymore :(

Your heart rate going down is progress, now to work on the rest. Do you like to dance? Would you care to dance with your kids? I bet they would love it. My kids love nothing more than when I crank up the radio or load some songs up on the puter and say, "LET'S GET DOWN AND BOOGIE!" That would be another good start.

We can do this together Rebecca :)
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