How quickly you can lose momentum from not exercising. I didn't walk for a few days at the end of last week as Lucy, our dog, had a boil/cyst between her toes and it was painful. This happened almost exactly a year ago too. So, we didn't walk on Thurs. and Friday and then I had to work on Sat. morning and Sunday we don't walk. Wow what a difference that made in my stamina. I had to challenge myself to push myself a bit more at the beginning of this week since I was feeling it more then usual.
I guess this is a good reminder that it's easier to keep up the habit then come in and out of using those muscles! I seem to be mostly back to my walking stamina/speed minus some adjustments for pregnancy. But it's good to feel I'm doing positive things for my body overall. Now I just have to get my eating back to less sugar levels as we've made it through the birthday business of the last two weeks (both John (hubby) and I have birthdays in Oct.).