My Progress!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One Step At a Time


Today, I’m going to slip my tennis shoes on after I get off work at 6pm and take Tanner for a walk. I’m probably only going to get down my driveway and past the next house and back the first time, but every day, I’m going to try to make it one step further. By the end of the summer, I should be walking the neighborhood don’t you think?

I suppose I could hop on the treadmill and time it, but I want to do something WITH Tanner and we both won’t fit on the treadmill. If there are neighbors out, I’m sure I’ll get some funny looks. People may wonder what the hell we are doing every night taking our mini walks, but so what. Every day I’m going to push myself to get one step further and I KNOW I’ll do it. I’m hoping that having a REAL TANGIBLE goal for each day (some landmark on my street) to get to will keep me focused and motivated. I’ll let you know tomorrow how far we got. Maybe I’ll take a few pics of our street and show you each day how far we manage to get. I just don’t want to lose the psychological momentum I seem to have right now.

I’m nowhere near where I wanted to be approaching my 40th birthday (April 21st), but that doesn’t mean I have to be in the same damn place when I turn 41. Right now, I have simple goals. I just want to be strong enough to start doing my own grocery shopping some time this summer. I’ll get there, one step at a time.

7 Comments:

cmoursler said...

that is a great goal hon.
I can't wait to hear about it.

Sandra said...

Love the goal. Who cares what your neighbors think - this is about YOU! You go girl!

Katie J said...

They all add up so good for you!

wildfluffysheep said...

Hey girl
Haven't checked in in while sorry.

you will do it. good luck on stepping further. definitely take the pictures of your street.

He Took MY Last Name said...

Maybe you'll inspire your neighbors to join you lol that would be fun.

Tomorrow push it two steps further. The next day, three. Don't settle for less, or just barely pushing the limit. You can do it. You are the only one standing in your way. (however if there is a medical reason you are having trouble pushing yourself, then use your best judgement)

Thanks for the follow and the comment on my blog, Ill keep my eye on yours too

Anonymous said...

You're going to do just great; baby steps add up! I'll bet you and Tanner will really enjoy spending that time together as well. Don't give another thought to what the neighbors think! When I first started walking I could only make it to my mailbox, but it does get easier.

You're going to really enjoy when you can get back into doing the grocery shopping. They're are lots of new and healthy products to try. I find some good ideas at the Hungry Girl website although many of them are processed.

Keep us updated!

gettingandstayinghealthy said...

Fantastic goal!! I started my weight loss journey by walking around the block. It took me 35 minutes. Today it takes me 15 minutes.

One step at a time, and you will make it.