1. So that my back and hips don't hurt after (and sometimes while) I exercise
2. So that I can avoid diabetic complications
3. To make riding up hills on my bike easier
Finished a 5K yesterday and posted a personal best. I really pushed myself during the event itself plus I had to park about a mile away, so it ended up being a little over 5 miles of walking for me - yay. Couldn't help thinking how much easier it would have been if there had been less of me to carry along.
Tomorrow I'll post what I'm willing to do at this point to get back on track for eating and fitness goals. No comments enabled for now - comments on the last post from most people were really encouraging but there were a few nasty ones, so I think I'll just keep myself focused on the positive for now.