Don't be too frustrated with yourself, you just have to keep trying. Did you have a music player with you for your walk? I'd find it very hard to do a workout like that if it's just me alone with my thoughts.
Maybe walking isn't the right workout for you? Have you tried other possibly more enjoyable workouts? Most libraries have a pretty good selection of exercise DVDs. And if there is a community gym in your area there may be some affordable fitness classes available. I tried a Zumba class for the first time last week, and kind of felt like a bit of an idiot because I didn't know the moves, but everyone was nice and I just kept moving and still got my heart rate up.
i tried not to be. yesterday i went out and pushed myself a bit more so i'm happy with that. i do have one, but i think i need to get more upbeat music on there. but i was thinking a lot too that day so perhaps that was part of the problem.
and i've been thinking about that a lot. i think tonight i'll try jogging. i'm not at all a jogger but maybe that's just what i need. is zumba any fun? i've heard a lot about it but when i youtubed it it looked slightly awkward. good on ya for going!
Cinderella, I know exactly how you are feeling. I have just started running in the morning for the first time in years and I absolutely hate it (which is why I hadn't done it in a long time). But I tip here is that you set yourself little goals while you are doing your walking...you don't have to go flat out the whole time. Say, pick a post or tree that may be 20 metres or so away from you and say "I'm going to walk fast up until that tree" and then give yourself a rest by walking slower again to catch your breath. I find that listening to my ipod whilst running and walking really helps too.
Try not to beat yourself up too much, you'll get there. Have you considered any of the following: weights (just 2-3kg dumbells), squats, situps, exercise bike? Those are also good things to help with your initial fitness
good job for starting running again!
that sounds like a good idea! i'll have to try it tonight. i'd like to get a treadmill or something for my house, but i'm poor and my mom doesn't really want to buy one. the gyms around here are all somewhat shady, in my opinion, and i don't particularly feel comfortable in going in there just yet so i guess walking/jogging will have to do for now. i read that you can fill up milk jugs with sand and those are kinda the same as weights so i may do that later too :)