Naomi and Claude have asked for feedback or a review of sorts about this experiment. I would just like to say that on a personal level this group has been very beneficial on various levels. Overall, I am doing consistently more walking by far than before I was with the group. I’d set a vague goal of at least 5,000 steps per day, or six days a week. There were some phases where this was not possible Life caught up with me, but that seems to have improved. Also, I have tried other things as well, which I might not have done if it wasn’t for you guys.
What has also happened in the meantime, and I don’t know if it has anything to do with the positive experience I’ve had in your group, but I’ve become more involved in other online communities (here, here, and here). I know this is crazy, and I will eventually have to cut back on these activities, but overall it is a very interesting development.
My goals for the next few months. To see whether I can sustain the level of exercise (e.g. min. 5,000 steps a day) over a longer period of time. Become more conscientious about commenting on other ElderExercise postings. Build up a regular yoga home practice.
I have weight issues and menopausal issues, but at the moment, I’d prefer to put those on a back burner.
I want to thank all of you for being so supportive over the last months and I look forward to continue our group.
My report for the last ten days or so:
Monday: Walking 7,000 steps, yoga 20 min.
Tuesday: Walking 11,555 steps, yoga 10 min.
Wednesday: Yoga 15 min, walking 8,100 steps
Thursday: Yoga 1 hr, walking 5,900 steps
Friday: Walking 7,600 steps
Saturday: Walking 4,500 steps
Sunday: Walking 8,100 steps
Monday: Walking 8,300 steps
Tuesday: Walking 3,400 steps, yoga 10 min.
Wednesday: Yoga 20 min, walking 5,600 steps
Thursday: Walking 5,400 steps