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One Mile = Four Days.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ok, I finally did it. I walked a mile! Only took me four days to do it. LOL I have a pedometer and averaging 504 steps per day in a 10 minute walk has me reaching a mile today.

In a way, I'm proud of myself because this was extra walking that I normally would not be doing. I set a goal to start with 10 minutes a day and so far so good. I have severe arthritis in my hips and knees which keeps me from walking very fast or for too far. However, my goal is to add 5 minutes to it every week if I can. (And, I will!)

In another way, I'm disappointed in myself. How did I ever allow myself to get in this bad of shape? It's just insane that a person would allow themselves to have 100 extra pounds on them, have diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and depression/anxiety. I realize that being obese has played a major part in getting each one of these conditions and I just hate myself for allowing it to continue.

I've told myself that I've made a start and that is better than I was doing a week ago. It's so funny. In my mind, I see myself as a runner, like a marathon runner, always have just never did anything about it. I'm trying to use positive imagery to keep me inspired and motivated. Maybe one day I can be a runner. Probably not a marathon runner, but maybe a 5K.

I guess I'm just being a bit mad at myself today just because I've reached this age in my life at 54 years of age and feel like I'll never get where I want to be. Don't get me wrong, I'm still motivated and inspired, mostly from coming to SP everyday and seeing how others are doing, I guess I'm just thinking in the past tonight and seeing where I could have stopped this a long time ago and didn't.

Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I hope I can see some progress on the scale tomorrow. Hopefully that will make me feel better about myself. I have a bad self esteem issue and believing in myself is hard sometimes.

SP and it's members are GREAT! I could never even attempt all this without it. Thanks guys!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VICROSE8 1/29/2012 10:39PM

    emoticon on getting up to a mile. I love the idea of adding just a bit more time in every week. Bit by bit, day by day and pound by pound You Will Succeed. emoticon

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    i started walking after a near death experience by walking across the room. Now I walk 15,000 plus steps a day. Take it a day at a time and you will get there too.

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BIGT_56 1/19/2012 12:29PM

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.--Confucius

Look at it this are one mile further in that journey than you were 4 days ago.


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DAREDEVILME 1/18/2012 10:31PM

    I'm proud of you. A mile is a mile! And it's a mile you didn't do before, so it counts, and it counts big!!
Keep up the great work. Stay motivated, stay on target. You can do this!!

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REENIE131 1/18/2012 8:26PM

    Be proud of what you're doing today, and stop beating yourself up for not doing it yesterday! You're making progress, and every step in the right direction, no matter how small, is still going to get you to where you want to be. You're doing a GREAT job!

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