irritated with myself

I tried to go on the treadmill just now for 20 minutes. I didnt succeed. I could only manage 10 minutes. I’m frustrated. How will I ever lose this weight if I cant even do 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill? I should try to cut myself some slack because I also did 10 minutes this morning. But I really wanted to do 20 minutes all at once. It looks like breaking the time up is something I’ll have to do for now. Anything to get the exercise in right? I’m aiming for 5 days of 20 mins a day. Broken up in to two 10 min slots. I need to see results next thursday on the scale. I’ve been doing so good with my food and drinking water and eating healthy stuff like fruit and vegetables. Its just this exercise thats getting me. Ug.

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

8 thoughts on “irritated with myself”

  1. At least you got on and did 10 minutes! I’ve been talking about getting back on my treadmil for weeks and still haven’t done it yet. 😦 You are getting on better than I am. 🙂

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  2. Set your treadmill at a comfortable walking speed and start with 10 minutes and try to do it every day. Even three days a week is good. If you’re not terribly motivated, trying to do it twice a day won’t work. After a while, when you’re comfortable, try fifteen minutes and then go up from there. It’s just too dispiriting to try to do something above what you can do and then you can’t finish. Also if you do it on a regular basis like that, you’re less likely to hurt yourself. I have a friend who did it that way and she’s been treadmilling for the past 20 years. She does about three to four miles a day now.

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    1. Well that’s wonderful I hope I can get to that stage at some point. Right now I’d like to just be able to get up as far as 20 minutes on the treadmill and keep that up for five days per week

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      1. Sounds good to me. the recommendation I heard was to settle on 20 minutes a day for five or six days and take a day off. the idea is to speed up the treadmill slowly so that though you’re doing 20 minutes a day, you’re actually going farther. while I had my treadmill, I think I had it set on 2 miles per hour and walked for 20 minutes. If your treadmill is a manual treadmill, I don’t know how you set things. If you get your walking legs in good shape you can always go longer. I had a little bit of trouble because one leg is slightly shorter than the other. Maybe you can encourage the big folks in your system to want to exercise so they’ll do it when they happen to come out.

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