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.